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KiOR puts Lowndes Co. plant in idle

COLUMBUS, Mississippi — Alternative fuel manufacturer KiOR Inc. is putting its $225 million plant in Lowndes County in “idle” state until it can raise financing for more research and plant improvements. The disclosure came in the company’s end-of-the-year financial filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. KiOR said idling the Columbus facility will “enable us to restart the facility upon ...

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Callon, Lone Star reach agreement on board of directors

NATCHEZ — Callon Petroleum Company has reached an agreement with Lone Star Value Management, LLC. Pursuant to the agreement, Callon has agreed to expand the size of its board of directors from six to eight directors and to designate two new independent directors — Matthew Regis Bob, managing member of MB Exploration, and James M. Trimble, CEO and president of ...

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Following ruling, Entergy to hand over records to county

CANTON — Entergy Mississippi will provide comply with a court order to give Madison County customer information on 20,000 local residents. On Feb. 20, the Mississippi Supreme Court upheld a decision by the Madison County judge denying Entergy’s motion to quash a grand jury subpoena seeking information on approximately 20,000 customers in Madison and Canton zip codes. “We believe it’s ...

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House backs bill to block EPA power plant rule

WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House moved Thursday to block President Barack Obama’s plan to limit carbon pollution from new power plants, an election-year strike at the White House aimed at portraying Obama as a job killer. Ten coal-state or Southern Democrats joined with Republicans to approve the bill, 229-183. Supporters said the measure was part of a strategy to fight ...

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EEI honors Entergy again for disaster response

NEW ORLEANS — The Edison Electric Institute has awarded Entergy Corporation with the association’s Emergency Recovery Award and Emergency Assistance Award. These honors recognize Entergy’s exceptional power restoration efforts after a widespread winter storm and tornadoes in December 2012 and its assistance to Alabama Power after severe storms in March 2013. This is the 16th consecutive year Entergy has received ...

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Cooper plant earns entry into MDEQ's enHance program

CLARKSDALE — Cooper Tire’s Clarksdale plant was recently accepted into the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality’s (MDEQ) enHance program as a steward. The plant was accepted based on its record of landfill and energy usage reductions. Cooper’s Tupelo plant was similarly recognized in 2011. The enHance voluntary stewardship program, which stands for “envision heightened awareness nurturing conservation and environmental excellence,” ...

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Entergy increases availability of incentives for small businesses

JACKSON — Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley says that in response to his request, Entergy Mississippi will expand the availability of its Small Business Incentive Program. Entergy filed to amend the incentive program, which lowers the electricity costs borne by small business through a package reduced rates and fees, by removing a requirement that the business be located in a ...

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Enerkem’s biofuel plant in Pontotoc still on drawing board

The Enerkem plant in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, was commissioned in December. (Courtesy photo) By Dennis Seid Daily Journal PONTOTOC – Five years have passed, and a planned $100 million ethanol plant is no closer to being built. Little has changed from a year ago, when company officials said they were committed to the project and were working to “move the ...

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Patrick Sullivan participates in the Energy Session at MEDC’s Winter Conference

Patrick Sullivan, president of the Mississippi Energy Institute, recently participated in the Energy Session at the Mississippi Economic Development Council’s 2014 Winter Conference. Sullivan briefly shared findings from a recent MEI-funded study conducted by Dr. David Dismukes, an economist with the Acadian Consulting Group of Baton Rouge, La., that identified and highlighted specific industrial and workforce opportunities based on the ...

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Keesler hospital earns energy-efficiency award from EPA

BILOXI — Keesler Medical Center has earned its second consecutive Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star Award. Brig. Gen. (Dr.) Kory Cornum, 81st Medical Group commander, presented the 2013 award to facility manager Michael Chatham, 81st Medical Support Squadron, during a recent executive staff meeting. The general commended Chatham’s foresight during reconstruction of the facility following the August 2005 Hurricane Katrina ...

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