The Latest on America’s Energy Policy

EPA Case Decision Will Hopefully Set a Precedent “By EPA’s logic, someone could decide whether it is “appropriate” to buy a Ferrari without thinking about cost, because he plans to ...

Regulatory Onslaught Update

Section 111(d) (i.e. The Electricity Cost Increase Plan) Mississippi’s U.S. Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker announced their plans to co-sponsor legislation designed to put a stop to the proposed ...

Get on the Grid and Get a Career

MEI has recently launch a web-based resource, branded Get on the Grid, to promote awareness of technical and professional careers in energy and advanced manufacturing. If your company or organization is ...

Opportunities for Energy Growth in Mississippi

How Can MS Leverage Natural Gas Strengths for Industrial Growth?

MEI partnered with ANGA to identify specific growth opportunities related to Mississippi’s ...

Meet Our Leadership

A Message from MEI President Patrick Sullivan Energy is the lifeblood of ...

Energy and Manufacturing Sector Workforce Awareness

Energy in Mississippi is a sector that “punches above its weight” for ...

EPA Supreme Court Case Decision Will Hopefully Set a Precedent

“By EPA’s logic, someone could decide whether it is “appropriate” to buy a Ferrari without thinking about cost, because he plans to think about cost later when deciding whether to upgrade the sound system.” – Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia    The Supreme Court’s decision to halt the EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards Rule […]

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The Latest in Mississippi’s Workforce Development News

5,000 Students Graduate with Mississippi Scholars or Tech Master Distinction Get On The Grid and the Mississippi Scholars and Tech Master Programs share many similar goals, with the top priority being encouraging Mississippi’s youth to research and pursue careers in STEM fields and to be college- and career-ready. Recently, over 5,000 graduating seniors were recognized by the Mississippi Economic […]

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Get on the Grid Gaining National Attention with Workforce Groups

Boston, MA-based National Fund for Workforce Solutions, a growing national partnership of employers, workers, communities and philanthropy that strengthens local economies by implementing demand-driven strategies that create talent supply chains, advance workers into family-supporting careers, and improve workforce development systems, recently awarded Foundation for the Mid-South and the Mississippi Energy Institute for their efforts in […]

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The Economic Impact of the Clean Power Plan  

Kevin D. Dayaratna, Senior Statistician and Research Programmer with the Heritage Foundation, testified before the Committee on Science, Space and Technology on the costly economic impact of 111(d). Dayaratna provides in-depth information charting out the national employment and GDP ramifications if the EPA has its way. See that information here. 

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The National Black Chamber of Commerce Says 111(D) Rule Will Hurt Minorities

National Black Chamber of Commerce President & CEO and former MEI Governor’s Energy Summit speaker, Harry Alford, shared his thoughts on how the Clean Power Plan will hurt America’s minority families and businesses. Read his thoughts here.

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An Update on Section 111(d)

Mississippi’s U.S. Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker announced their plans to co-sponsor legislation designed to put a stop to the proposed Environmental Protection Agency regulation on carbon dioxide emissions, otherwise known as the Clean Power Plan. Read the full press release here. Also related, a U.S. Court shot down a legal challenge from states […]

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Institute aims to prep new generation for utility work

Published by the Delta Democrat Times on May 8, 2015 Written by: Tom Bassing tombassing@ddtonline.com GREENVILLE — The demand for well-paying jobs in the energy sector is only going to rise, the president of the Mississippi Energy Institute on Thursday told the Rotary Club of Greenville. And the industry-funded institute wants to help prepare a […]

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It Takes A Village

April 7, 2015 Dear Diary, Today I kicked off our Get On The Grid tour.  Basically, this means I go talk to classrooms across the state about Get On The Grid and hear what students think about jobs in energy and advanced manufacturing.  I also do a lot of praising my lucky stars that I […]

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MEI kicks off youth workforce development push in Starkville

The following article was first published by the Starkville Daily News on April 9, 2015. By JAMES CARSKADON Meredith Gunn, director of workforce development for the Mississippi Energy Institute, was back “in the middle school mindset” Wednesday morning as she spoke to students in Hannah Rachel Smith’s 8th grade English class at Armstrong Middle School. […]

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Deepwater Horizon Anniversary – A Message You Probably Won’t See Elsewhere

Next week marks the fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon Incident. Most important to remember are the 11 lives lost in the accident and the many lives impacted along the Gulf Coast. Concerns remain as reasonable parties disagree about the residual impacts and value of damages to the affected states, entities and individuals. All of […]

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