Tag Archives: Energy

Mississippi ranked among world’s top places for oil and gas investment

December 5, 2013

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Mississippi hopes to become a key destination for horizontal oil and gas drillers.

JACKSON, Mississippi — Speaking to more than 800 attendees at the Governor’s Energy Summit, Gov. Bryant announced the Fraser Institute has again ranked Mississippi among the world’s most attractive places for oil and gas investment. Mississippi ranks number two globally for energy policy and is first in its tier when energy policy is considered along […]

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Newt Gingrich to deliver keynote address at Governor’s Energy Summit in Jackson

November 12, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and 2012 presidential candidate, will deliver the keynote address at the Gov. Phil Bryant’s Energy Summit Dec. 5 at the Jackson Convention Center. The summit is presented by the Mississippi Energy Institute, a non-profit policy group that seeks to diversify and […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Solar would power more than Kemper plant at its cost of $5 Billion

November 1, 2013

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Dear Editor, Finally, the answer to the billion dollar question is near at hand, The question — What does it cost to build a plant capable of producing “clean coal”? The answer appears to be somewhere around $5 billion. Unfortunately my calculator cannot handle such a large number, but I think $5 Billion is equal […]

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MDEQ offers new way to give ideas on post-oil spill restoration

October 20, 2013

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There is new, convenient way to chime in thoughts and ideas on how to revitalize the Gulf Coast in the after math of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has created a web site — www.restore.ms — where the public can submit ideas. MDEQ executive director Trudi Fisher says MDEQ […]

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Everybody in Coast city hopes natural gas leaks stopped soon

October 17, 2013

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Moss Point officials are worried about where all of the city’s natural gas is going and the cost, and all are concerned in this Coast city about safety issues surrounding natural gas line leaks. Hopefully all will rest a little easier soon. The city of Moss Point has received four bids for repair work on […]

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Mississippi Power: Don’t be left in dark by scammers

October 11, 2013

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A Mississippi utility has issued a warning — don’t be left in the dark by con artists. Mississippi Power reports scammers, attempting to pass themselves off as company employees, are contacting the Gulfport-based utility’s customers and telling them they are behind on their electric bill and face having their power cut off. Spokesman Keith Guillot […]

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Syria agrees to turn over chemical weapons; oil prices fall

September 10, 2013

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Syria has agreed to turn over its chemical weapons, which is helping ease international tensions as well as anxiety at the gas pumps. Oil prices, which have shot up in recent days over the threat of a U.S. strike against Syria, dropped below $108 a barrel today after Damascus said it would go along with […]

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(VIDEO) Alex Laskey: Amazing and easy way to lower your energy bill

June 4, 2013

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What’s a proven way to lower your energy costs? Would you believe: learning what your neighbor pays. In this Ted Talk, Alex Laskey shows how a quirk of human behavior can make us all better, wiser energy users, with lower bills to prove it. Alex Laskey helps power companies to help their customers cut down […]

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MDA: Energy legislation press conference canceled

May 20, 2013

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The Mississippi Development Authority says Tuesday’s scheduled press briefing regarding recently-enacted energy legislation has been postponed until next month. Gov. Phil Bryant and representatives from the MDA, Mississippi Manufacturers Association, Mississippi Energy Institute and Natchez Inc. were to hold the briefing and Q&A session at the Woolfolk State Office building tomorrow. When contacted, the MDA […]

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Nuclear power plant in Mississippi emits smoke from transformer

May 13, 2013

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PORT GIBSON — Officials say a transformer at the Grand Gulf Nuclear Power Plant near Port Gibson emitted smoke on Sunday but the reactor was not in danger. Entergy Nuclear spokesman Mike Bowling says the incident was reported shortly before 5:45 p.m. It was resolved about 90 minutes later. No injuries were reported. Grand Gulf […]

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