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It’s the season of giving, and U.S. taxpayers are giving millions to the Kemper Project

By   /  December 30, 2016  /  Crony Capitalism, Economy, Energy and Environment, Federal government, Mississippi, News, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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The Kemper Project clean coal power plant will likely receive more than $427 million in federal funds and tax incentives.

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Report: Kemper Project narrowly averted disaster in October test

By   /  December 20, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, Mississippi, News, State Government  /  No Comments

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A faulty valve led to a near-disaster at the Kemper Project clean coal power plant, according to a report released by the independent monitor.

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Public Service Commission chairman is critical of Kemper Project woes

By   /  December 12, 2016  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Jobs + Growth, Mississippi, News, State Government, Technology  /  No Comments

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Brandon Presley, chairman of the Public Service Commission, said he wants to protect ratepayers from acting as ‘venture capitalists’ for utilities for untested technologies such as those in the Kemper Project power plant.

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Kemper Project likely to miss December start date

By   /  December 5, 2016  /  Economy, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Jobs + Growth, Mississippi, News, State Government  /  No Comments

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The Kemper Project clean coal power plant won’t meet its December 31 start date, costing the company $250 million in federal tax benefits.

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Kemper Project operational costs increase another $68 million

By   /  December 1, 2016  /  Crony Capitalism, Energy and Environment, Federal government, Mississippi, News, State Government  /  No Comments

According to testimony filed by the Kemper Project’s manager, the plant will cost $68 million more to operate and maintain in its first year in use.

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Kemper Project’s nearly $7 billion cost by the numbers

By   /  November 24, 2016  /  Crony Capitalism, Economy, Energy and Environment, Mississippi, News, State Government  /  No Comments

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If the $6.938 billion needed to build Kemper in $1 bills was stacked on top of each other, they would reach 468 miles into the atmosphere.

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