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MCCULLOUGH: Common sense energy policy can work for U.S.

If there’s one reason Washington should keep an eye on legislation south of the border, it’s so that Mexico doesn’t leave the U.S. in the dust when it comes to energy resource development. Yes, the U.S. is in the midst of its own energy boom, but neither oil and gas production nor global energy markets are confined to a single-country ...

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PSC passes anti-nuclear waste storage resolution

JACKSON — The Public Service Commission has become the first state agency to go on record to oppose storage of the nation’s nuclear waste in Mississippi, according to Northern District Commissioner Brandon Presley. With a unanimous vote, the Commission passed a resolution calling on the federal government to cease consideration of any area in the state as a potential site ...

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NARUC lawsuit stops collections for Nuclear Waste Fund

JACKSON — Thanks to the work of state utility commissions, this year Mississippi ratepayers will have an estimated $3.7 million dollars in their pockets which would otherwise go to the federal government, says Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley. As a result of a lawsuit brought by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), of which the Mississippi Public Service ...

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Commissioners want to review nuclear waste plan

JACKSON — Two members of the Public Service Commission say they want more time to study a resolution urging a stop to payments into a federal nuclear waste fund and a rejection of any plans to store or reprocess nuclear waste in Mississippi. Commissioner Brandon Presley sought immediate action today, but Commissioners Lynn Posey and Steve Renfroe said they wanted ...

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TVA to discuss long-range energy resources plan

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority is set to discuss progress in updating the utilities long-range energy resources plan along with more than 1,100 comments from the public. The forum is scheduled for Wednesday at 7 p.m. EDT at TVA’s Missionary Ridge office building in Chattanooga, Tenn., and through a simultaneous online webinar link. The 2015 Integrated Resource Plan ...

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Jackson institute provides leadership in finding new sources of energy

With global energy consumption poised to increase by 50 percent over the next 25 years, Mississippi can play a role in supplying that energy and manufacturing related products. The Mississippi Energy Institute, a non-profit, privately funded organization, is providing leadership to capitalize on these opportunities. The organization’s president, Patrick Sullivan, says the group’s core mission is developing a state energy ...

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Nuclear power plant in Mississippi emits smoke from transformer

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 officials termed it an “unusual ...

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Refueling of nuclear reactor completed ahead of schedule

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority has refueled its Unit 2 reactor at the Sequoyah Nuclear Plant ahead of schedule. In a statement, TVA also said the refueling came in under budget. The reactor at the plant in Soddy-Daisy, Tenn., near Chattanooga, Tenn., was scheduled to be down for 90 days when the planned outage began Oct. 15. TVA ...

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NRC wants more info from TVA on flood protection for reactors

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — Nuclear power plant regulators want more specific information from TVA on how the utility plans to protect reactors in case of severe flooding. According to the Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission heard TVA’s flood plans and scheduled another meeting on Dec. 13, seeking more information. An NRC project manager at the meeting in ...

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Entergy shuts down nuke plant ahead of Isaac

KILLONA, La. — Entergy Corp. says it shut down one of its three nuclear power plants because of the approach of Hurricane Isaac, but two others remain in operation. The New Orleans-based power company says the Waterford 3 plant in Killona, La., will be powered-up after the storm passes. The plant is about 20 miles west of New Orleans in ...

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