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 ...
Opportunities for Energy Growth in Mississippi
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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: