Tag Archives: Energy

MEC hosts ‘A Capital Day’ for business community

January 5, 2012

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Speakers address energy, education and health JACKSON – Members of the business community gathered at the Marriott hotel in Jackson today to hear Gov.-elect Phil Bryant’s agenda for economic development and the details of Blueprint Mississippi, a report on improving the state’s economic health that is sponsored by the Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) and other […]

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BlueFire lands financing MOU for Fulton project

November 6, 2011

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BlueFire Renewables, a California-based company, has entered into a memorandum of understanding with China Huadian Engineering Co. to finance its integrated Power Plant and Biorefinery in Fulton and up to five additional plants in the United States. According to Biofuels Digest, under the MOU, Huadian will invest equity by purchasing an interest in the BlueFire […]

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KEMPER PLANT KEY IN HEATED PSC CONTEST

November 4, 2011

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Presley, Adams debate details of coal project consumer impact Of the three incumbents RUNNING for re-election to the Mississippi Public Service Commission — which regulates public electric, gas, telecommunications, water and sewer utilities — only one faces a serious challenger. Northern District Commissioner and Democrat Brandon Presley is opposed by Republican Boyce Adams. Both have […]

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BlueFire Renewables lands financing MOU for Fulton project

October 31, 2011

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– BlueFire Renewables lands financing MOU for Mississippi bioenergy project, 5 others Biofuels Digest reports today that California-based BlueFire Renewables has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with China Huadian Engineering Co. to finance its integrated Power Plant and Biorefinery in Fulton, Miss. and up to five additional plants in the United States. Under the […]

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Technology will determine Miss. solar companies’ future

October 9, 2011

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Twin Creeks Technologies and Stion need high-tech success to compete with cheap overseas labor See related MBJ story: “Calisolar lays off 80 Calif. workers” With the continued controversy over the Obama administration’s support for the now-bankrupt Solyndra, which came weeks after the collapse of Spectrawatt and Evergreen Solar, the renewable energy industry is eagerly watching […]

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SmartSynch Press Conference LIVE TWEET

September 26, 2011

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MBJ technology writer Stephen McDill is micro-blogging an ongoing news teleconference with executives from the Mississippi-based energy tech company SmartSynch. A company representative told us last week that SmartSynch had secured a major contract with a nationwide utility that will be big news for the company and will create Mississippi jobs. You can follow this developing […]

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Public land in Delta impacted by river flood

September 16, 2011

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Every year, hunters flock to the Delta to take advantage of some of the best public hunting land in the state offered by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks’ wildlife management areas (WMAs) and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge Complex. This year, however, hunters are wondering if […]

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Will solar panels made in Miss. be used in Miss.?

August 26, 2011

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Although Mississippians will be manufacturing solar panels at Stion in Hattiesburg, they will find it difficult to use the company’s products at home unless the state Public Service Commission adopts a uniform net-metering policy. Stion touts its residential products on its website: “Stion’s panels can help you save money on your electricity bill, gain energy […]

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How many regional transmission organizations does it take to screw in a light bulb?

August 16, 2011

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Entergy Mississippi has announced intentions to join the Midwest Independent System Operators (MISO or ‘my-so’). Who is MISO and how will they help energy consumers in Mississippi?

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*Update* Does the U.S. Chamber need to do some homework?

March 21, 2011

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Correction: A gentleman from the Chamber e-mailed me this morning (March 22) to say that his organization’s report states that a cut-off date of March 2010 was used. Because the Kemper project and Gulf LNG “were not complete as of March 2010-in fact, they’re not complete as of today-they were included. The third project, Grand […]

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