Get on the Grid and Get a Career

In early 2015, MEI will 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 ...

Leveraging Mississippi’s Natural Gas Strengths

MEI partnered with ANGA to identify specific growth opportunities related to Mississippi’s abundant natural gas supply. Click below to see the results of our research.  Volume 1: Introduction and Overview  ...

Over 1,000 Attend 2014 Governor’s Energy Summit

Over 1,000 were in attendance to hear Governors Rick Perry and Phil Bryant highlight America’s wealth of energy resources and urge our nation’s leaders to allow states to capitalize on ...

Opportunities for Energy Growth in Mississippi

Meet Our Leadership

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

How Can MS Leverage Natural Gas Strengths for Industrial Growth?

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

Energy and Manufacturing Sector Workforce Awareness

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

Mississippi: An Energy Reliable State

The Mississippi Development Authority recently featured Mississippi Energy Institute President Patrick Sullivan as a guest blogger in their Mississippi Stories series. See what Patrick has to say about Mississippi’s energy and natural resources strengths. http://bit.ly/1yyCHeW

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New Proposed Ozone Standard Adding to Regulatory Onslaught  

While the debate over EPA’s 111d proposal will carry on beyond next summer when a final rule is expected, another costly and important proposal by EPA for ozone standards should be heavily scrutinized. Local officials and economic development professionals should pay careful attention to both. If implemented, 111(d) will dramatically drive up electricity rates, and […]

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Merry Christmas from the Mississippi Energy Institute

Merry Christmas from the Mississippi Energy Institute. Our latest newsletter brings you good tidings of Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs and our Workforce Development Initiative. Read it today!

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Mississippi’s Strong Natural Gas Infrastructure

Mississippi has for decades been a major natural gas player, with some production but with an abundance of pipelines and geologic storage capacity. In recent years, Mississippi actually has more nat gas flowing both into and out of the state than any other state. As we saw with extreme temperatures last winter, the ability to […]

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Petroleum’s Impact on Mississippi’s Economy

Behind the electric power industry, petroleum production, refining, storage, and distribution is the second largest segment of Mississippi’s energy sector, and these two sectors make up the vast majority of Mississippi’s energy sector. Because of high average wages in the energy industry and the wealth produced through the value chain, the sector has a disproportionate […]

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Mississippi Energy Institute Files Comment on EPA’s 111(d)

An impressive record – both in terms of quality and number of comments – will exist of companies, trade associations and individuals expressing objections to EPA’s proposed rule and demanding policies that allow for a better energy future. The Mississippi Energy Institute’s submitted comment follows:      

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November News

The Mississippi Energy Institute continues to highlight the critical need to promote workforce awareness for energy and advanced manufacturing careers in our latest newsletter. Read what is going nationally with workforce awareness and what we’re doing in Mississippi to address this hot topic.

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Governor Bryant Addresses the Audience at 2014 Energy Summit

Governor Phil Bryant has proven himself to be diligent in seizing energy-based economic growth opportunities for Mississippi. Because energy powers and propels the entire world, Governor Bryant knows that Mississippi must seek opportunities to attract energy-related investment, not only because the jobs in this industry pay about twice the private sector average, but also because energy […]

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An Address on America’s Energy by Governor Rick Perry

Governor Rick Perry was the keynote speaker at our 2014 Governor’s Energy Summit and he used his address to highlight America’s wealth of energy resources and urge our nation’s leaders to allow states to capitalize on economic opportunities. “Many states are blessed,” explained Perry. “They’re blessed to have these natural resources below the soil. But […]

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Made in America: Educating, Motivating and Empowering Americans to Expand Skills and Entrepreneurship

John Ratzenberger, famed Cheers actor and host and producer of the Travel Channel’s Made in America series, was a guest speaker at our 2014 Governor’s Energy Summit. Ratzenberger used his address to highlight America’s history of hardworkers. “We’re a nation of tinkerers,” described Ratzenberger. “That’s what built America, kids that grew up tinkering and then came […]

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