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Kemper plant costs revised upward again

April 2, 2014

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The cost of Mississippi Power’s controversial plant being built in Kemper County is rising again. The Southern Co. says it will cost at least another $177 million to finish the power plant it’s building in eastern Mississippi’s Kemper County, pushing the total cost above $5.2 billion The Atlanta-based parent of Mississippi Power Co. said yesterday […]

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Jackson’s gas prices up last week

March 31, 2014

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Average retail gasoline prices in Jackson have risen 2.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.25/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 273 gas outlets in Jackson. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.53/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. […]

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Enerkem’s biofuel plant in Pontotoc still on drawing board

February 25, 2014

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The Enerkem plant in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, was commissioned in December. (Courtesy photo)

The Enerkem plant in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, was commissioned in December. (Courtesy photo) By Dennis Seid Daily Journal PONTOTOC – Five years have passed, and a planned $100 million ethanol plant is no closer to being built. Little has changed from a year ago, when company officials said they were committed to the project and […]

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Charles McCrary to step down as CEO of Alabama Power

February 11, 2014

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Charles McCrary will step down as chief executive officer at Alabama Power Co. at the end of the month, according to the Birmingham Business Journal. McCrary, who has led Alabama Power for 13 years, will be replaced by Mark A. Crosswhite, according to a release from the company. Crosswhite most recently served as COO at […]

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Utility-rate incentives extended for small businesses

January 9, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley announced today an extension through 2014, and in some instances beyond 2014, of utility rate incentives aimed at Mississippi small businesses. To date, the incentives have helped over 1,100 Mississippi “mom and pop” businesses save more than $400,000 in utility costs, according to a news release from […]

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Brrrr — TVA reports new single-day demand record

January 9, 2014

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One utility can vouch that the region saw some of the lowest temperatures on record during the recent invasion of arctic air. Homes and businesses have set a single-day record for electric use in the seven-state Tennessee Valley Authority region. The TVA says it supplied a total of 703 gigawatt-hours of electricity over 24 hours […]

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To clean up coal, Obama pushes more oil production

December 23, 2013

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The Associated Press DE KALB, Miss. — America’s newest, most expensive coal-fired power plant is hailed as one of the cleanest on the planet, thanks to government-backed technology that removes carbon dioxide and keeps it out of the atmosphere. But once the carbon is stripped away, it will be used to do something that is […]

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Entergy, ITC discontinue pursuit of transmission spin/merger

December 13, 2013

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NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) and ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC) announced today that the companies have mutually agreed to end their pursuit of a spin/merger of Entergy’s transmission business with ITC. The companies formally terminated the merger agreement this morning and filed pleadings to withdraw the remaining transaction approval applications with […]

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Officials, residents hunkering down as winter storm approaches

December 6, 2013

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Officials are urging residents in North Mississippi to be prepared for an approaching winter storm that could bring significant icing to the region. Emergency crews were at the ready today and residents have been stocking up on groceries, buying electricity generators and gassing up their cars in advance of a winter storm that forecasters predict […]

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Summit pushes chemical manufacturing in Miss.

December 5, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — An economist says that Mississippi has an opportunity to compete for energy-thirsty economic development. Louisiana State University Professor David Dismukes was hired by the Mississippi Energy Institute to look at opportunities that might arise from the U.S. boom in natural gas production. At the Governor’s Energy Summit Thursday, Dismukes presented preliminary results […]

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