You can’t go green without some (taxpayer) green

By   /  April 23, 2015  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Government Regulation, Local Government, Mississippi, News, Politics, Regulations  /  No Comments

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Green energy projects in Mississippi might be left high and dry without a proposed net metering rule and generous federal subsidies.

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Kansas lawmaker accuses governor of risking lives for Uber

By   /  April 21, 2015  /  Kansas, Lobbying, News, Politics, Regulations, Technology, transportation  /  No Comments

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A leading Kansas state lawmaker accused Gov. Sam Brownback of endangering Kansans after a bill aimed at upping insurance requirements and mandating criminal background checks for ride-sharing drivers failed to gain Brownback’s signature on Monday.

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Mississippi board rules 89-year-old Edwards doctor can still make house calls

By   /  April 16, 2015  /  Government Regulation, Mississippi, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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An 89-year-old Edwards doctor who was threatened with the loss of his medical license for practicing medicine out of his car will keep his license.

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West Rankin Utility Authority wins key battle in fight to build new treatment plant

By   /  April 15, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Mississippi, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

Photo by Steve Wilson

The West Rankin Utility Authority won a key battle Tuesday in its fight to build a new wastewater treatment plant and leave Jackson’s aging facility.

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Duke Energy appeals coal ash spill penalty

By   /  April 9, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, News, North Carolina, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

PUSHING BACK: After receiving the biggest fine in North Carolina history, Duke Energy is appealing the $25.1 penalty assessed after coal ash spilled into the Dan River in 2014.

After receiving the biggest fine in North Carolina history, Duke Energy is appealing the $25.1 penalty assessed after coal ash spilled into the Dan River in 2014.

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New rules may result in solar power boon in Mississippi

By   /  April 8, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Mississippi, News, Regulations, Technology  /  No Comments

A THING OF THE PAST? Solar tax breaks could go the way of the dinosaur if a powerful congressman has his way.

A proposed net metering rule could result in a rooftop solar panel boom in Mississippi.

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