Posts Tagged ‘energy’

Keesler hospital earns energy-efficiency award from EPA

BILOXI — Keesler Medical Center has earned its second consecutive Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star Award. Brig. Gen. (Dr.) Kory Cornum, 81st Medical Group commander, presented the 2013 award to facility manager Michael Chatham, 81st Medical Support Squadron, during a recent executive staff meeting. The general commended Chatham’s foresight during reconstruction of the facility following […] [...]

MDEQ: Claim of incomplete permit review for silicon plant a ‘guise’ by competitor

by Ted Carter Published: February 21,2014

Tags: Business, economic development, energy, environment, Mississippi

The head of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality says an Alabama silicon manufacturer’s claim that the state agency erred in granting an operating permit to competitor Mississippi Silicon Metals lacks merit. Selma-based Alabama Globe Metallurgical Inc. has asked for a formal evidentiary hearing before the MDEQ’s Permit Board. Trudy Fisher, MDEQ executive director, is […] [...]

Legal-Bay: BP claims settlement headed to Supreme Court

by MBJ Staff Published: February 17,2014

Tags: bench, BP, claim, court, energy, gas, justice, law, legal, Legal-Bay LLC, offshore drilling, Oil, oil spill, settlement, Supreme Court

NEW ORLEANS — Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, believes the British Petroleum Inc. Business Economic Loss (BEL) claims settlement will eventually make its way to the U.S. Supreme Court under a writ of certiorari. Legal-Bay said the issues revolve around constant legal wrangling by B.P. to drastically alter the landmark settlement, by claiming […] [...]

KiOR shutting down production at Columbus plant

COLUMBUS — KiOR has halted production at its Columbus plant in December to make improvements and has no plans to resume production during the first quarter of 2014. The company operates a plant in Columbus and plans to open a larger one in Natchez. The legislature approved $75 million in interest-free loans to Kior in […] [...]

Entergy sees big drop in quarterly as-reported earnings

by MBJ Staff Published: February 12,2014

Tags: earnings, electricity, energy, Entergy Corporation, Leo Denault, power, publicly traded company

NEW ORLEANS — Entergy Corporation reported fourth quarter 2013 as-reported earnings of $146.9 million, or 82 cents per share, compared with $296.3 million, or $1.66 per share, for fourth quarter 2012. On an operational basis, Entergy’s fourth quarter 2013 earnings were $179.3 million, or $1.00 per share, compared with $307.0 million, or $1.72 per share, […] [...]

Senators write Obama concerning propane supplies

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss) are among 29 senators who have asked the Obama administration to be more engaged in overcoming a steep drop in propane supplies, a situation that is driving up prices for rural residents and farmers, according to the senators. In a letter sent to […] [...]

Entergy crews head to Arkansas to help restore power

by MBJ Staff Published: February 6,2014

Tags: electricity, energy, Entergy Arkansasd, Entergy Mississippi, ice, power, snow, storm, utility, Weather, winter

JACKSON — A revised forecast calling for additional icing in central and northern Arkansas has Entergy Arkansas calling for help. And Entergy Mississippi crews are answering that call. Some 63 restoration workers — 38 from Entergy Mississippi and 25 contract crews — plus support teams left central Mississippi and northern Mississippi around noon yesterday to […] [...]

TVA loses $67M in first quarter of 2014

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. ― The Tennessee Valley Authority reports that operating expenses declined and its bottom line results improved in the first quarter of fiscal year 2014 compared with the same quarter a year ago. “Our efforts to keep rates low and reliability high for our customers by working more efficiently helped to offset lower sales […] [...]

Supreme Court hearing case involving alligators, ExxonMobil

WILKINSON COUNTY — The Mississippi Supreme Court is refereeing a dispute between a Wilkinson County couple and ExxonMobil Corporation over an alleged alligator infestation, with justices scheduled to hear oral arguments Tuesday. The dispute involves more than 80 alligators that Tom Christmas and his wife argue they didn’t discover on land next to their homestead […] [...]

County loses revenue from pipeline, Section 42 housing

by Associated Press Published: February 4,2014

Tags: county government, Destin Pipeline, education, energy, Jackson County, pipeline, real estate, revenue, Section 42, tax

PASCAGOULA — Jackson County is taking an unexpected hit in revenue with a recent drop in the assessed value of a major pipeline and a loss in tax revenue from federally subsidized housing. The Sun Herald reports a state tax appeals board ruled in favor of the owners of the Destin Pipeline, and lowered its […] [...]

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