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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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OUR VIEW: Jeopardizing a visitor industry for little in return

April 25, 2013

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The Mississippi Business Journal over the years has chronicled the exodus of Mississippi corporations, trade associations and non-profit groups to Alabama’s Orange Beach and Gulf Shores and Florida’s Panhandle for their conventions and trade shows. While we lamented the loss of hospitality dollars to our state, we conceded the lure of the sparkling sand beaches […]

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Silicor will miss deadline; future uncertain

November 16, 2012

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COLUMBUS — Lowndes County officials say they have been told by Silicor that its metal production and purification facility will not meet its Dec. 31 start date. Lowndes County Administrator Ralph Billingsley tells the Commercial Dispatch that the announcement came during a meeting this week. In August, Lowndes County supervisors extended a Sept. 2 starting […]

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Neyart uneasy about import fees on solar panels

April 5, 2012

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Tom Neyhart, president of Green Grants LLC, a New Orleans solar installation firm, said it’s too early to tell what impact a recent U.S. Commerce Department decision to levy import fees on solar panels made in China will have on his business. But he can’t help but feel uneasy about the decision. Green Grants works […]

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(UPDATED) PSC requests proposals for Kemper County coal plant

March 28, 2012

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>> SEE UPDATE AS OF THURSDAY MORNING …. JACKSON — State utility regulators have asked Mississippi Power Co. and the Sierra Club to submit proposals on how to proceed with the Kemper County coal-fired power plant. The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled on March 15 that the Public Service Commission failed to lay out its reasoning […]

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Itron Inc. buys SmartSynch for $100 million

February 16, 2012

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SmartSynch, a Jackson-based energy technology firm, has been acquired by Itron Inc. The $100 million deal was announced yesterday and is expected to close by the second quarter of 2012. Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI) is a leader in the global energy and water resource management market with headquarters in Liberty Lake, Wash. They work with 8,000 […]

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