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Solar installations set for poultry houses

Source: Press release PHILADELPHIA — Mississippi Solar LLC and Electrical Contracting Enterprises LLC have signed contracts to install three solar (PV) installations in the state. Two installations will be on poultry houses in Leake and Scott counties. Taylor Machine Works in Winston County is also receiving an installation. All three projects are set be completed within the next month. The ...

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Vt. nuke plant closes after radioactive water leak

MONTPELIER, Vermont — Technicians at the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant will begin work Monday morning to fix a pipe that leaked radioactive water and forced the plant to shut down. The nuclear reactor was taken out of service at 7 p.m. Sunday. Plant spokesman Larry Smith estimated it would take 13 hours to cool down enough for workers to enter ...

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TVA board member profiles

Profiles of Tennessee Valley Authority directors, leading with three new appointees and reappointed member: (1) Marilyn A. Brown of Atlanta, Ga., professor of energy policy at Georgia Tech’s School of Public Policy and a distinguished visiting scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. She was a co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for work on climate change. Her term expires ...

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Entergy will sell Vermont nuke plant

MONTPELIER, Vermont — Entergy Corp. made it official Thursday: It’s putting the troubled Vermont Yankee nuclear plant on the market. But Vermont’s governor-elect said a new owner wouldn’t change his view that the plant should shut down when its current license expires in 2012. Entergy said in a statement that it is exploring the sale of the 605-megawatt nuclear plant ...

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Port Gibson can't pay its light bill

PORT GIBSON — Port Gibson has turned off most of its street lights to save money, and service from another city utility is in danger of being disrupted. “We don’t have a choice,” said Port Gibson Mayor Fred Reeves, who took office in 2008. “We don’t have a choice. The problem is, we just don’t have the revenue to meet ...

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PSC selects companies to perform electric utility audits

If the selected companies stick to their bids, Mississippi ratepayers should save money on audits of their public electric utilities this year. The Mississippi Public Service Commission has approved bids for the fiscal year 2010 audits of Mississippi Power Company and Entergy Mississippi that cumulatively total less than $1 million. Contracts have not been finalized. Last year’s audits cost more ...

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Laurel man awarded $103M in suit against lawyer

LAUREL — A Mississippi businessman has been awarded $103 million in a lawsuit against the Chicago-based law firm that he accused of defrauding his oil and gas business. Lavon Evans Jr. filed the lawsuit in Jones County Circuit Court in Mississippi in 2008. It sought $150 million in damages from attorney Joel Held, who worked at the Dallas office of ...

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Department of Justice launches probe of Entergy

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating Entergy Corporation’s transmissions system and electricity-purchasing practices. The New Orleans-based company disclosed the investigation prior to the opening of financial markets Tuesday. Entergy says the investigation involves Entergy Arkansas, Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, Entergy Louisiana, Entergy Mississippi, Entergy Texas and Entergy New Orleans. The investigation also covers Entergy Services Inc. The DOJ investigation ...

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Miss. justices send coal suit back to lower court

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has sent back to a chancery court a lawsuit that seeks to block a coal-fired, electric-generating plant in east-central Mississippi. The lawsuit was in response to the Mississippi Public Service Commission’s decision to ease restrictions it had put on the project in Kemper County. The Sierra Club has said the plant is ...

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It’s legal in some states

Utilities make donations (more than $3 million the last three years) and then charge the cost back to customers Entergy Mississippi and Mississippi Power Company have been reimbursed by customers for more than $3.1 million in charitable contributions to schools, colleges, civic organizations and businesses over the past three years, according to public records. These regulated public utilities plan to ...

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