Posts Tagged ‘energy’

TVA to discuss long-range energy resources plan

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority is set to discuss progress in updating the utilities long-range energy resources plan along with more than 1,100 comments from the public. The forum is scheduled for Wednesday at 7 p.m. EDT at TVA’s Missionary Ridge office building in Chattanooga, Tenn., and through a simultaneous online webinar link. […] [...]

BP oil spill still being felt as tar balls wash up on islands

GULF OF MEXICO — Mississippi environmental authorities say oil debris found this week on state barrier islands is believed to be from the BP’s disastrous 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and contractors for the oil giant are involved in the cleanup. Officials believe high winds and seasonal low tides uncovered the material. Mississippi’s […] [...]

KiOR puts Lowndes Co. plant in idle

by Associated Press Published: March 18,2014

Tags: Business, energy, Mississippi, technology

COLUMBUS, Mississippi — Alternative fuel manufacturer KiOR Inc. is putting its $225 million plant in Lowndes County in “idle” state until it can raise financing for more research and plant improvements. The disclosure came in the company’s end-of-the-year financial filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. KiOR said idling the Columbus facility will “enable us […] [...]

Callon, Lone Star reach agreement on board of directors

NATCHEZ — Callon Petroleum Company has reached an agreement with Lone Star Value Management, LLC. Pursuant to the agreement, Callon has agreed to expand the size of its board of directors from six to eight directors and to designate two new independent directors — Matthew Regis Bob, managing member of MB Exploration, and James M. […] [...]

Following ruling, Entergy to hand over records to county

CANTON — Entergy Mississippi will provide comply with a court order to give Madison County customer information on 20,000 local residents. On Feb. 20, the Mississippi Supreme Court upheld a decision by the Madison County judge denying Entergy’s motion to quash a grand jury subpoena seeking information on approximately 20,000 customers in Madison and Canton […] [...]

House backs bill to block EPA power plant rule

by For the MBJ Published: March 6,2014

Tags: Business, coal, energy, Mississippi, technology

WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House moved Thursday to block President Barack Obama’s plan to limit carbon pollution from new power plants, an election-year strike at the White House aimed at portraying Obama as a job killer. Ten coal-state or Southern Democrats joined with Republicans to approve the bill, 229-183. Supporters said the measure was part […] [...]

EEI honors Entergy again for disaster response

NEW ORLEANS — The Edison Electric Institute has awarded Entergy Corporation with the association’s Emergency Recovery Award and Emergency Assistance Award. These honors recognize Entergy’s exceptional power restoration efforts after a widespread winter storm and tornadoes in December 2012 and its assistance to Alabama Power after severe storms in March 2013. This is the 16th […] [...]

Cooper plant earns entry into MDEQ’s enHance program

CLARKSDALE — Cooper Tire’s Clarksdale plant was recently accepted into the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality’s (MDEQ) enHance program as a steward. The plant was accepted based on its record of landfill and energy usage reductions. Cooper’s Tupelo plant was similarly recognized in 2011. The enHance voluntary stewardship program, which stands for “envision heightened awareness […] [...]

Entergy increases availability of incentives for small businesses

JACKSON — Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley says that in response to his request, Entergy Mississippi will expand the availability of its Small Business Incentive Program. Entergy filed to amend the incentive program, which lowers the electricity costs borne by small business through a package reduced rates and fees, by removing a requirement that the […] [...]

Patrick Sullivan participates in the Energy Session at MEDC’s Winter Conference

by MBJ Staff Published: February 24,2014

Tags: Business, Commerce, energy, Mississippi

Patrick Sullivan, president of the Mississippi Energy Institute, recently participated in the Energy Session at the Mississippi Economic Development Council’s 2014 Winter Conference. Sullivan briefly shared findings from a recent MEI-funded study conducted by Dr. David Dismukes, an economist with the Acadian Consulting Group of Baton Rouge, La., that identified and highlighted specific industrial and […] [...]

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