Chevron intervenes in battle over proposed Mississippi Power rate increase

By   /  July 29, 2015  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Mississippi, News, Politics, Regulations  /  No Comments

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A proposed Mississippi Power rate increase has drawn a new intervenor into the battle, oil giant Chevron, which has a refinery in Pascagoula.

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Southern District PSC candidates skeptical of Kemper Project

By   /  July 28, 2015  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Jobs + Growth, Mississippi, News, Politics, Regulations  /  No Comments

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The three Southern District PSC candidates are in agreement that Mississippi Power and, not ratepayers, should foot the bill for the Kemper Project.

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Kemper Project makes for an expensive natural gas plant

By   /  July 24, 2015  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Mississippi, News, Politics, Regulations  /  No Comments

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With the gasifier not set to become operational until 2016, the Kemper Project is now just an expensive natural gas plant.

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Former FCC commissioner calls for more spectrum

By   /  July 22, 2015  /  National, News, Politics, Regulations, Technology  /  No Comments

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Former FCC commissioner Meredith Atwell Baker is continuing her push to have the agency make more licensed spectrum available to the mobile broadband industry.

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Wrath of CON: PA lawmaker would let hospitals help pick their competitors

By   /  July 22, 2015  /  Health Care, Media, News, PA Independent, Pennsylvania, Regulations, Video  /  1 Comment

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A Pennsylvania legislator wants to look into reviving a long-dead bit of bureaucracy, where the state decides whether a community needs a medical facility that’s being proposed. The federal government is now advising against these regulations, though its responsible for many states implementing them in the first place.

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Under pressure in the U.S., coal still thriving internationally

By   /  July 20, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, National, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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Coal may be fighting for its life in the U.S., but internationally coal is still thriving.

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