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Solar-panel maker cuts jobs goal in half, gets more time

By JACK WEATHERLY  Stion Corp. has renegotiated its contract with state in which its commitment of jobs creation has been cut in half and its time limit was lengthened by five years. Its memorandum of understanding with the Mississippi Development Authority, city of Hattiesburg and Forrest County, which was amended in November, was obtained by the Mississippi Business Journal under ...

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Tennessee Valley Authority approves solar power proposals

Tennessee Valley Authority approves solar power proposals KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Valley Authority has approved proposals for new solar power installations by four local power companies in three states. Once completed, the projects will produce 16.7 megawatts of solar energy, enough to power more than 1,300 homes. TVA is awarding the solar capacity to the Chickasaw Electric Cooperative in ...

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Kemper moving toward coal startup

By JACK WEATHERLY  Mississippi Power Co.’s Kemper County power plant has no major regulatory hurdles to clear till it says it is ready to start producing electricity at its first-of-its-kind plant. That observation was one of several made Monday at Stennis Institute luncheon at the Capital Club in downtown Jackson by Cecil Brown, who represents the central district of the ...

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Co-ops, PSC hammer out compromise legislation on net metering

By JACK WEATHERLY  Electric power associations in Mississippi have decided not to appeal the Public Service Commission’s new net-metering rule. Instead, the South Mississippi Electric Power Association and the Electric Power Associations of Mississippi have worked with the commission to fashion compromise legislation to settle their differences with the rule rather than taking the matter to the state Supreme Court. ...

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US stocks slip as weak earnings hammer retailers

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks are mostly lower Friday morning after a batch of weak quarterly reports. Retail stocks are sliding after a disappointing report from department store operator Nordstrom. Oil prices are in decline after a big surge over the past week. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average lost 68 points, or 0.4 percent, to 16,344 as of ...

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