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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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Feds: Royalty exemption for new shallow-water Gulf wells

The federal agencies that make and enforce offshore oil and gas leases say they’ll encourage new wells in shallow Gulf of Mexico waters by allowing some reduced-royalty or even royalty-free production if owners can prove they need it. Some $20 billion worth of oil and gas may go untapped without changes described in a report issued Tuesday, according to the ...

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Cooperative Energy dedicates engine power plant in Benndale

Cooperative Energy today dedicated a new gas-fired engine power plant at its Benndale Station, marking the first electric utility globally to own and place Wärtsilä 31SG engines into commercial operation. The 22.7 MW plant, located in rural George County, features two gas-fired, energy efficient 20-cyclinder units. The engine power plant  will provide valuable grid support for renewable integration for the Cooperative ...

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