Tag Archives: Energy

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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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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