Posts Tagged ‘clean energy’

Natural gas vehicles, like the Toyota Prius, face the chicken-and-egg syndrome

While the push is under way in some states to provide roadside battery-charging for the thousands of electric cars on the highways, another alternative, the natural-gas-powered vehicle, mostly sits idle. Anyone who has watched television in the past decade knows about the Chevy Volt and hybrids like the Ford Fusion or the Toyota Prius. But […] [...]

Special session to weigh incentives for two projects

JACKSON — During tomorrow’s special session, Mississippi lawmakers will consider incentive packages for two high-tech economic development projects that would create almost 1,800 new jobs in Mississippi, according to the Governor’s Office. Gov. Haley Barbour will ask legislators to consider a $75-million package to bring Calisolar to Columbus with a private capital investment of at […] [...]

PSC approves landfill gas-to-electricity project

PONTOTOC — The Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) has unanimously approved the Three Rivers Solid Waste Authority’s request to construct a one-megawatt facility in Pontotoc County that will convert landfill gas to electricity, becoming the second project that uses that process in Mississippi. The power generated by the waste authority will be sold to the […] [...]

MDOT to stage demonstration of river turbines

by Published: March 16,2011

Tags: clean energy, electricity, energy, tourism, transportation

VICKSBURG — The Mississippi Department of Transportation plans a demonstration project to light up a display at the welcome center in Vicksburg with electricity produced from underwater turbines in the Mississippi River. Free Flow Power Corp., based in Gloucester, Mass., has 88 such energy-generating turbine projects along the river. MDOT says an informational kiosk explaining […] [...]

Clean energy company visits Port Gibson again

by Published: December 21,2010

Tags: biomass, clean energy, electricity, energy, Site Selection

PORT GIBSON — National Clean Fuels’ affiliate, the Center for Environment, Commerce & Energy, conducted a third successful scoping visit to Port Gibson where the two companies are working together to build a biomass-to-electricity (BTE) plant. During the trip, Center president Norris McDonald met with representatives from South Mississippi Electric Power Association (SMEPA) and Southwest […] [...]

Profit-sharing agreement signed for biomass plant

HOUSTON, Texas — National Clean Fuels announced today that the company signed a profit participation agreement with the Center for Environment, Commerce & Energy (The Center). The two organizations are working together closely to build a biomass-to-electricity (BTE) plant in Port Gibson, Miss. According to the agreement, National Clean Fuels will provide the Center with […] [...]

Toyota begins production of hybrid Auris

LONDON — Toyota has begun production of its hybrid Auris car at a plant in Britain. The first vehicle rolled off the assembly line this morning at Toyota’s plant in Burnaston in Central England. The car’s so-called hybrid synergy drive combines a gas engine with an electric motor. Britain’s business minister, Vince Cable, was on […] [...]

TVA resumes renewable energy program

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) announced yesterday that it is resuming new enrollments in its Generation Partners pilot project to encourage renewable energy use across the TVA service territory. TVA briefly held up new enrollments last week, citing the need “to adjust to overwhelming customer response.” Qualifying solar, wind, biomass or hydroelectric […] [...]

TVA suspends solar energy program

by Published: June 22,2010

Tags: clean energy, energy, solar energy, utilities

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Valley Authority is placing a moratorium on a popular program that pays homeowners and businesses that generate electricity from solar energy. The Tennessean reports about $31 million has been spent or committed of the $50 million originally allocated to the Generation Partners program. And the agency has more than $100 […] [...]

Twin Creeks breaks ground for plant

by Published: June 1,2010

Tags: clean energy, energy, manufacturing, solar energy

SENATOBIA — Twin Creeks Technologies has broken ground for its new solar panel manufacturing facility in Senatobia. The venture-backed solar technology manufacturing company announced it would be locating its new facility in Senatobia in April. “Construction of Twin Creeks’ 100-megawatt solar manufacturing site is rapidly ramping up. We are delighted at the diligence and speed […] [...]

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