The 24-Year-Old with the 140K Salary

On January 7, 2015, the Wall Street Journal ran a story highlighting Justin Friend, a 24-year-old welder in Texas. The below is written by Meredith Gunn of the Mississippi Energy ...

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 ...

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  ...

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 ...

Energy and Manufacturing Sector Workforce Awareness

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

Meet Our Leadership

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

Kids These Days…

Let me start by saying that never in my 25 years did I expect to utter those words before the age of 85. I have grand plans of being a cool old lady; referring to people under 18 as “those kids” screams, “Get off my lawn!” not, “Here’s an extra $20 for gas.” But I […]

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Senator Wicker Lambastes Proposed EPA Regs in Senate Hearing

The Mississippi Energy Institute analyzed the EPA’s proposed 111(d) rule and commented on the ramifications of the rule in December (Read here). In a recent senate hearing, Senator Roger Wicker presented an impressive rebuttal to the proposal while referencing the Institute’s analysis saying rule implementation could cost the state an estimated $14.2 billion. See Senator […]

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Cost Impact Analysis of EPA’s 111(d)

MS Energy Institute Cost Impact Analysis of EPA 111(d) Proposal EPA recently proposed to require that states enact programs to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. Mississippi Energy Institute (MEI) estimates minimum incremental capital costs associated with the proposal at $14.2 billion for Mississippi.  In other words, Mississippi electric ratepayers would spend an […]

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An Update on Energy: February’s e-Newsletter

An Energy Update just for you: we cover Senator Roger Wicker’s remarks on the EPA in a recent Senate hearing, how the global oil market is translating to low oil prices and what that means for TMS production in Southwest Mississippi, and what electricity means for world economies. See it all here.

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Have You Heard about the 24-Year-Old Welder with a 140K Salary?

On January 7, 2015, the Wall Street Journal ran a story highlighting Justin Friend, a 24-year-old welder in Texas. The below is written by Meredith Gunn of the Mississippi Energy Institute. Could the key to spurring development in industrial America and increasing household incomes be as simple as rewriting the dialogue about technical careers? Justin […]

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January 2015 e-Newsletter — a Recap of 2014

In our latest newsletter, we recap the major projects we focused on in 2014, including workforce development and chemicals manufacturing. Check it out today!

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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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