There is no cost to attend and lunch is provided. The only requirement is your online registration. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you at the 2013 Governor’s Energy ...
Via the Mississippi Business Journal Business Blog published November 12, 2013 JACKSON, Mississippi — Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and 2012 presidential candidate, will deliver the keynote address at the Gov. Phil Bryant’s Energy Summit Dec. 5 at the Jackson Convention Center. The summit is presented by the Mississippi [...]
Mississippi is fortunate to possess a diverse portfolio of energy resources. We also have a diverse portfolio of energy projects in development. One of those is the Enerkem plant in Pontotoc, MS. Enerkem is planning a biorefinery on a regional landfill. They plan to convert 300 tons of solid waste a day into ethanol, amounting [...]
Over the past twenty years, natural gas power generation has gained a large share of power generation capacity in the U.S. Even before abundant new supply coming from the shale revolution of the past several years, ease of permitting and the low plant construction costs compared to coal and nuclear resulted in 73% of all [...]
The Energy Information Agency recently issued a report stating that the U.S. energy sector’s carbon dioxide emissions fell last year to their lowest level since 1994. During that same 28-year period, real U.S. gross domestic product rose 56 percent. When it comes to deciding who deserves credit for such an accomplishment, many point to the [...]
Technology-based economic development, recognized as an important economic driver in the Governor’s Energy Roadmap, should be considered a potential growth area for Mississippi’s energy economy. The Mississippi Polymer Institute (MPI) at the University of Southern Mississippi is one model of success. By connecting research, development, and testing capabilities with industry demands, MPI has established itself [...]
In its recently released study, the Global CCS Institute covers in detail both the importance and challenges of carbon capture and sequestration. While carbon dioxide has successfully been used in parts of the U.S., including Mississippi, to stimulate oil flow out of old wells (enhanced oil recovery), the source of the CO2 has been natural [...]
Mark your calendars for December 5, 2013, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the Governor’s Energy Summit. Registration information coming soon.
Energy infrastructure is a key strength of the U.S. economy and a critical driver of industrial project siting. Mississippi, with over 10,000 miles of natural gas transmission pipeline, has abundant supply potential fitting for industrial growth. Forward focus on energy infrastructure enhancements to further increase Mississippi’s energy strengths will serve the state well in the [...]
Last Friday, the EPA proposed the first-ever greenhouse gas regulations on new power plants. By putting significant limits on carbon dioxide emissions, the proposed regulations seem to be aimed at pricing coal out of the next generation of electricity production. They will effectively eliminate construction of new coal-fired power plants, currently providing almost 40% of [...]