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TVA board to review CEO pay amid Trump complaint

A federal utility’s board plans to review its CEO pay amid ongoing criticism from President Donald Trump, the board’s chairman said Monday. Tennessee Valley Authority interim board chairman John Ryder told the Chattanooga Times Free Press the board will look at the compensation of CEO Jeff Lyash, who topped $8.1 million in 2019 total compensation in his first six months ...

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$80M solar facilities approved for 2 Mississippi counties

The chairman of Mississippi’s public service commission has approved $80 million solar facilities for two counties, according to statements from the official’s office. Public Service Commission Chairman Dane Maxwell drafted orders on Tuesday that would allow developers of the Moonshot Solar project in Hancock County and the Cane Creek Solar project in Clarke County to move forward with construction plans ...

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State’s case against solar panel firm settled for $2.5 million

By JACK WEATHERLY On April 13, a case against Stion Solar that at one point had been valued at $93 million was settled for $2.5 million with the signature of Hinds County Circuit Court Judge Tomie T. Green. The dismissal with prejudice means that the case cannot be pursued again. Stion Solar, which had been manufacturing photovoltaic film and cells, ...

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Entergy’s Brister earns certificate in public affairs management

Liz Martin Brister, manager of low-income initiatives for Entergy, has earned a Certificate in Public Affairs Management from the Public Affairs Council. The certificate is geared toward current and rising leaders in public affairs. The program is designed to strengthen knowledge of best practices in public affairs management, while also enhancing expertise in leading an integrated, collaborative and strategic public affairs function. ...

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Entergy to build 100-megawatt solar farm in Delta

The Mississippi Delta will soon be home to the largest utility-owned solar farm in the state, after receiving approval from the state Public Service Commission.  Recurrent Energy, a solar facility manufacturer, will build the project on behalf of Entergy Mississippi, LLC. The project should be complete by no later than mid-2022. Once built, Entergy will assume ownership for the life ...

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Mississippi inflated dome to store exports to Asia, Europe

A storage dome was inflated in Mississippi to house wood pellets that will be used as sources of fuel abroad. Enviva, the world’s largest producer of industrial wood pellets, announced Tuesday on Facebook that it has inflated the dome at the port of Pascagoula in Jackson County. It will be used to store materials that will be exported through a new terminal ...

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Vicksburg implements energy saving measures to cut costs

A Mississippi city is implementing energy efficiency measures that are estimated to save it more than $60,000 a year on utility bills. The Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved a $2.4 million contract with Jackson-based Path Co. LLC this month to look into ways the city could improve its energy efficiency, The Vicksburg posted reported on Monday. The program will focus ...

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Japan revises Fukushima cleanup plan, delays key steps

Japan on Friday revised a roadmap for the cleanup of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, further delaying the removal of thousands of spent fuel units that remain in cooling pools since the 2011 disaster. It’s a key step in the decadeslong process, complicated by high radiation and other risks. The government and the plant operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co., are ...

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Nearly $226M to restore open Gulf after 2010 BP oil spill

Federal agencies have approved nearly $226 million for 18 projects to restore open ocean and marine habitats that were decimated in the Gulf of Mexico by the 2010 BP oil spill. The projects range from $52.6 million to study deep-sea habitats to $290,000 to find ways to keep sea turtles from swallowing or getting snagged on hooks or tangled in ...

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Entergy Mississippi powering up Madison County mega site

The Mississippi Public Service Commission has approved Entergy Mississippi’s construction of a $57-million substation at the Madison County Mega Site. The project, which also involves transmission upgrades, will give the industrial site a competitive edge in attracting large economic development projects. It will also increase service reliability in the fast-growing area of northwest Madison County. The Madison County Mega Site ...

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