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EARTH DAY IN JACKSON: CENTRAL GROUP SPONSORS A "STAY GLASSY, JACKSON" RECYCLING EVENT

Got good coverage from WAPT at the end of our glass recycling event at Sal and Mookies on Earth Day. We'll have to get better about making sure reporter gets correct info from us, Linden's credit was incorrect. Happy that Door to Door Recycling got to tell their story. Linden has a bright future as the Central Group's media person
SEE WAPT NEWS STORY

CENTRAL GROUP: RECYCLE WITH US ON EARTH DAY

Please join the Sierra Club - Mississippi Chapter in celebrating Earth Day by bringing all your glass to be recycled! We're teaming up with Sal & Mookie's PIE LOUNGE to host a social happy hour and we have Door 2 Door Recycling coming to recycle your glass! Bring your glass bottles and jars to drop off and then stay to have a pint! CHECK OUT OUR FACEBOOK INVITE

FINALLY, A MISSISSIPPI PSC DRAFT OF NET METERING RULES AND STANDARDS

Cue the Etta James record on the turntable. Press play on the Beyonce download.
Because, at last, the Mississippi Public Service Commision has issued a set of draft net metering rules and standards. We will be reviewing the rules and standards for the next 2 months, and will be posting regularly on this issue, so watch this space. Would you like to download the document?
PSC DRAFT NET METERING RULES

AFTER OIL SPILL, GULF SEAFOOD INDUSTRY IS RECOVERING

FROM MARKETPLACE
by Laine Kaplan-Levenson
Thursday, April 9, 2015

You think a seafood dock smells bad? Try walking in to the New Orleans Fish House. More than a dozen workers in white aprons and knee-high rubber boots feverishly sharpen knives to clean puppy drum and hand-cut tuna steaks.
Michael Ketchum is director for national retail sales at the Fish House. He convinces grocery stores and restaurants that Gulf seafood is the way to go.
"We supply almost every restaurant in the city: We supply Acme Oyster House, Commander's Palace, Emeril's, the Brennans' restaurants. We're running 300 to 500 deliveries a day." READ MORE

SOLAR OFFERING MISSISSIPPI DIVERSIFIED ENERGY

SPECIAL FROM THE CLARION LEDGER
BY CHARLIE MITCHELL
April 14, 2015

OXFORD – Among Mississippi’s abundant blessings — and the state is abundantly blessed — is sunshine. The Magnolia State has great soil, lush forests, abundant wildlife and delicious fresh food from gardens, lakes and the Gulf of Mexico.

BLANTON: MISSISSIPPI POWER GAVE SUPREME COURT NO LEGAL BASIS TO REVERSE REFUND

BY PAUL HAMPTON/SUN HERALD
Hattiesburg oilman Tom Blanton on Thursday filed his latest response in a long-running battle with Mississippi Power over its 2013 rate increase. "There is no legal or factual basis for the Court to reverse its position and rule in Mississippi Power Company's favor," the response begins. "The majority and concurring opinions issued by the Court on February 12, 2015, are cogent, tightly considered opinions."

NEW YORK JUST SHOWED EVERY OTHER STATE HOW TO DO SOLAR RIGHT

"This is as exciting as the Public Service Commission gets." NRDC attorney Raya Salter
— From Mother Jones, Article by Tim McDonnell
New York wants to get serious about solar power. The state has a goal to cut its greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050, and it's already among the nation's solar leaders. New York ranks ninth overall for total installed solar, and in 2013 alone it added enough to power more than 10,000 homes.

ROOFTOP SOLAR IS A BARGAIN: LOUIE MILLER

BY LOUIE MILLER
Your neighborhood: It’s where your kids play, where your friends and family live. It’s home.
And now your home could provide security in a whole new way — by helping keep the lights on. If Mississippi moves forward with a comprehensive rooftop solar program, our neighborhoods could power our homes, boost our economy and protect the wild places that make our state great.

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CONSERVATIVE GROUPS BATTLE OVER SOLAR IN FLORIDA

FROM THE HUFFINGTON POST
WASHINGTON -- A Florida effort to expand access to solar power has become a face-off between two factions of the conservative movement. The group Conservatives for Energy Freedom is blasting Americans for Prosperity for what it called a "campaign of deception" against a ballot initiative that would make it easier for businesses and individuals to install rooftop solar energy.

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Climate Change Demands Marshall Plan Levels of Response

FROM THE GUARDIAN/UK
A voice came over the intercom: would the passengers of Flight 3935, scheduled to depart Washington DC, for Charleston, South Carolina, kindly collect their carry-on luggage and get off the plane.

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