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Southern Company CEO optimistic about Kemper Project schedule

By   /  July 28, 2016  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Jobs + Growth, Mississippi, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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Southern Company CEO Tom Fanning praised the production of synthesis gas at the Kemper Project power plant in a quarterly earnings call.

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Kemper Project costs increase by $9 million in June

By   /  July 27, 2016  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Jobs + Growth, Mississippi, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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The bottom line for the Kemper Project clean coal power plant increased by $9 million in June, bringing the total cost to $6.76 billion.

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Vermont Lt. Gov. candidates debate health care, guns, carbon taxes

By   /  July 25, 2016  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Governor, Health Care, Jobs + Growth, News, Politics & Elections, Vermont  /  No Comments

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As candidates for Vermont’s next lieutenant governor met to debate hot issues, Democrats called for gun control, carbon taxes and universal government health care, while the sole Republican stood opposed to all three.

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Former state auditor Randy Brock challenges Democrats on ‘free’ college

By   /  July 22, 2016  /  Economy, Education, Governor, News, Politics & Elections, Taxes, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Vermont’s Democratic gubernatorial candidates are promising free college in return for votes, but a former state auditor and candidate for lieutenant governor says the numbers don’t add up.

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Jackson is closer to reforming restrictive taxi ordinance

By   /  July 19, 2016  /  Economy, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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While a new ordinance wasn’t forthcoming, agreement among Jackson City Council members on a taxi ordinance framework could bode well for reform.

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Kemper Project says it is now cooking with synthesis gas

By   /  July 15, 2016  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Mississippi, News, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

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The Kemper Project clean coal power plant had a key milestone this week as it produced its first batch of synthesis gas made from lignite coal.

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