Kemper County Newswire (Page 6)

Kemper County Newswire (Page 6)

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Kemper County, MS. (Page 6)

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  1. 'Clean Coal' Will Always Be a FantasyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2017 | Bloomberg

    ... dioxide before it could enter the atmosphere. Only a couple have been built, in addition to Southern's in Kemper County, Mississippi, and none has established an economic case for carbon capture. The Petra Nova facility, in Texas, was reportedly ...

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  2. $7.5 Billion Kemper Power Plant Suspends Coal GasificationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2017 | Slashdot

    Megan Geuss writes via Ars Technica: "The Kemper County plant was supposed to be a cutting-edge demonstration of the power of 'clean coal,' and, despite running five years late and more than $4 billion over budget, Kemper was able to start testing its coal gasification operations late last year. The plant used a chemical process to break down lignite coal into synthesis gas, or 'syngas,' which was then fed into a generator.

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  3. America's Flagship 'Clean Coal' Experiment Abandoned After 11 Years And $7.5 BillionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2017 | Switched

    The coal industry suffered a major blow on Wednesday when the utility giant Southern Company abandoned work on its troubled Mississippi "clean coal" facility amid skyrocketing costs. The Kemper County Energy Facility, conceived under President George W. Bush, promised to turn coal into cleaner-burning gas and provide a model for the future of coal.

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  4. Mississippi Power Co. will stop efforts to complete Kemper plantRead the original story

    Jun 29, 2017 | Commercial Dispatch

    ... industry. Mississippi Power Co., a unit of Southern Co., announced it was stopping efforts at its plant in Kemper County, near the Alabama state line. The Atlanta-based utility giant said Wednesday that it could lose another $3.4 billion from the ...

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  5. Share on LinkedInRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2017 | The Washington Post

    ... the plug on a once-promising carbon capture and coal gasification project at a power plant in Mississippi's Kemper County. The project was meant to showcase carbon capture and storage, a process by which carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of ...

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  6. Southern Company and Mississippi Power announce suspension of gasification operationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2017 | Electric Energy Online

    Southern Company and Mississippi Power announced the company is immediately suspending start-up and operations activities involving the lignite gasification portion of the Kemper County energy facility. The combined cycle plant has been serving customers with reliable and affordable electricity for almost three years.

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  7. EPA's Carbon Capture and Sequestration Is a Taxpayer-Funded...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2017 | Cybercast News Service

    ... subsidized by the federal government. Mississippi regulators are ready to pull the plug. Southern Company's Kemper County Energy Facility had intended to use carbon capture and sequestration technology to gasify the coal, but instead, the plant has ...

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  8. Mississippi's Kemper County experiment proves clean coal is a mythRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2017 | The Hill

    Long overdue news broke this week that Mississippi regulators will no longer allow a blank electricity ratepayer check for construction of the Kemper County "clean coal" plant. In chasing the myth that any new coal-fired power could become socially or environmentally acceptable in this day and age, Southern Co., which owns the Kemper project, squandered billions of dollars and several years of research that could've been spent much more wisely.

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  9. Our View: Looking out for the little guyRead the original story

    Jun 23, 2017 | Commercial Dispatch

    Wednesday, Mississippi's Public Service Commission sent an unequivocal message to Mississippi Power: You will not gamble with the rate-payers' money. The three-member PSC -- chairman Brandon Presley , Cecil Brown and Sam Britton -- voted unanimously to notify the power company, which provides electricity to more than 187,000 homes and business in the state's 23 southern-most counties, that its experimental "clean-coal" power plant in Kemper County can continue to operate only on natural gas, which it has been doing for more than two years now.

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  10. Mississippi regulators lose patience with Kemper IGCC power plantRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2017 | Utility Products

    ... gave Mississippi Power Co. 45 days to agree to a settlement of rate matters regarding its $7.5 billion Kemper County power plant. The three elected commissioners say the plant should burn only natural gas, as it has mostly done since 2014. They also ...

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  11. Clean coal power plant ordered to run on natural gasRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2017 | Washington Examiner

    Southern Company has spent seven years and nearly $8 billion to build the coal gasification plant, which had initially been projected to cost just $3 billion in 2010. Mississippi regulators are drafting a plan for utility giant Southern Company to use only natural gas at its state-of-the-art "clean coal" power plant in Kemper County, and that it not be allowed to recoup the cost of the expensive coal portion of the power plant by charging ratepayers.

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  12. Regulators move to pull the plug on Kemper plantRead the original story

    Jun 22, 2017 | Commercial Dispatch

    Mississippi utility regulators want to pull the plug on costly technology at a first-of-its-kind power plant, saying one of the nation's largest utilities should absorb more than $6.5 billion in losses and ratepayers should pay nothing more. Three Mississippi Public Service Commissioners said Wednesday that the Kemper County plant, meant to show coal could be burned cleanly, should burn only natural gas.

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  13. Regulators move to pull plug at $8B Mississippi coal plantRead the original story

    Jun 22, 2017 | Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce

    Mississippi utility regulators want to pull the plug on costly technology at a first-of-its-kind power plant, saying one of the nation's largest utilities should absorb more than $6.5 billion in losses and ratepayers should pay nothing more. Three Mississippi Public Service Commissioners said Wednesday that the Kemper County plant, meant to show coal could be burned cleanly, should burn only natural gas.

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  14. Regulators move to pull the plug on Mississippi coal plantRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2017 | Canada.com

    Mississippi utility regulators want to pull the plug on costly technology at a first-of-its-kind power plant, saying one of the nation's largest utilities should absorb more than $6.5 billion in losses and ratepayers should pay nothing more. Three Mississippi Public Service Commissioners said Wednesday that the Kemper County plant, meant to show coal could be burned cleanly, should burn only natural gas.

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  15. SLIDESHOW: Tropical Storm Cindy in South MississippiRead the original story

    Jun 21, 2017 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    ... Mississippi Public Service Commission made tough demands on Mississippi Power for answers about its $7 billion Kemper County lignite plant, including a push for the company to lower rates for customers. Residents and officials along a stretch of the ...

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  16. Damage behind Anderson's Bakery and Hancock Bank on Market StreetRead the original story

    Jun 21, 2017 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    ... Mississippi Public Service Commission made tough demands on Mississippi Power for answers about its $7 billion Kemper County lignite plant, including a push for the company to lower rates for customers. The Mississippi Public Service Commission made ...

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  17. Mississippi regulators issue ultimatum on Southern's Kemper plantRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2017 | Seeking Alpha

    The future of Southern Co.' s Kemper County clean coal power plant is in doubt after Mississippi regulators today warned that they may stop the company from passing on more of facility's ballooning development costs to electricity customers.

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  18. PSC to Mississippi Power: enough is enough on KemperRead the original story

    Jun 21, 2017 | Mississippi Business Journal

      By Jack Weatherly Years of construction delays and huge cost overruns at Mississippi Power Co.'s Kemper County clean-coal gasification plant have reached the breaking point. The state Public Service Commission voted to issue an order on July 6 giving the utility 45 days to comply with the order that would allow the use of ... The post PSC to Mississippi Power: enough is enough on Kemper appeared first on Mississippi Business Journal.

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  19. Cougars fall one game away from championshipRead the original story

    Jun 16, 2017 | Panolian

    ... faced Rosa Fort. They easily handled the Lions by a final of 34-9. The second game of the day was versus Kemper County, the defending 3-A state champions. It was closer than the first game but the Cougars handled business defeating Kemper County ...

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  20. Mississippi Power customers should not be penalizedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2017 | Sunherald.com

    A recent article in the newspaper informed the public that Mississippi Power would be starting to ask for fuel adjustment increases for our new power plant in Kemper County. So much for the promise of cheaper power with the new lignite coal system.

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