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SOUTHERN COMPANY LOSING GRIP: AN EDITORIAL FROM WYATT EMMERICH OF THE NORTHSIDE SUN

COURTESY OF: Bigger Pie Forum on August 17, 2014
AN EDITORIAL BY: Wyatt Emmerich | The Northside Sun | Editorials | August 14, 2014

The Southern Co. was dealt a huge — and deserved — blow this week when Mississippi’s Public Service Commission voted unanimously to delay prudency hearings on the controversial “clean coal” plant the utility giant is building in Kemper County.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

SIERRA CLUB ENDS 6-YEAR BATTLE OVER KEMPER PLANT, SETS MISSISSIPPI ON PATH TO CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY

Agreement Brings Clean Energy Investments,
Cleaner Air to Mississippi
AUGUST 4, 2014 GULFPORT, MS
– Four years of legal challenges by the Sierra Club to Mississippi Power’s Kemper County Coal Plant have ended in a landmark legal settlement. The agreement brings $15 million in energy efficiency and clean energy investments to the state, sets the stage for homeowners to install solar power and requires power plants in Gulfport, Mississippi and Greene County, Alabama to stop burning coal over the next 20 months.

EDITORIAL FROM THE SUN HERALD: DRILLING IN THE SOUND'S TIME HAS PASSED

JULY 23RD, 2014 FROM THE SUN HERALD
It appears the Mississippi Development Authority has come to its senses on the subject of drilling in the Mississippi Sound and near the barrier islands. The Gulf Restoration Network, which has led the opposition to a plan to lease parts of our state waters to those who would like to explore for oil and natural gas, notes the deadline has passed for the MDA to appeal a Chancery Court ruling in the case.

A Fierce Green Fire

A Fierce Green Fire

PBS aired the broadcast premiere of "A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet" on Earth Day, April 22.

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Time for the Southeast to Act on Climate

Heather McTeer Toney, the new Southeast EPA Administrator, published an Op-Ed in the Jackson Free Press (and other papers) celebrating Earth Day by explaining how everyone can lower emissions by becoming energy efficient. This year's Earth Day theme is: "Act on Climate."

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Mississippi Power Tries to Keep Public, Sierra Club out of Kemper Expense Proceedings

The Kemper Project, so far.

JACKSON, MS – Mississippi Power Company (MPC) shocked consumers when it asked the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) Friday afternoon (Feb. 21) to block the Sierra Club from participating in the proceedings to determine how much customers should pay for the company’s over budget, months-delayed Kemper County coal plant. The proceedings, known as prudency review, are the only opportunity for consumer advocates and the public to ask tough questions and challenge Mississippi Power’s attempts to charge customers billions for the coal plant.

OPPOSITION TO KEMPER PLANT GROWS: STATE LAWMAKERS FILE BILLS TO REPEAL MISSISSIPPI POWER BOND LAW

JACKSON, MS - BY LOUIE MILLER JANUARY 29, 2014
As the movement against the Kemper County coal plant continues to grow, Mississippi State Representative Jeff Guice (R-Ocean Springs) and Senator Albert Butler (D-Port Gibson) have introduced bills to repeal last year’s legislation authorizing Mississippi Power Company to issue bonds and force customers to pay for them.

Mississippi Power Customers: CALCULATE YOUR KEMPER BILL

home electric power meter

An easy-to-use calculator that shows how much money in your Mississippi Power bill is going for building the Kemper energy facility, not for the electricity you use.

WE HIT A HOME RUN!

JACKSON, MS
JANUARY 7TH, 2014
BY LOUIE MILLER

The long awaited Chancery Court Hearing on the Sierra Club and Gulf Restoration Network challenge to the Mississippi Development Authority's so-called rules allowing seismic, leasing and drilling came to pass yesterday.

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