The Latest on America’s Energy Policy

EPA Announces New Rules to Cut Methane Emissions At a remarkable pace, EPA is issuing costly new rules adding more uncertainty and limiting U.S. industrial growth. Just this week, EPA ...

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

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 ...

EPA Announces New Rules to Cut Methane Emissions

At a remarkable pace, EPA is issuing costly new rules adding more uncertainty and limiting U.S. industrial growth. Just this week, EPA has now proposed rules targeting methane emissions in the oil and gas industry. To be clear, a huge share of economic growth in the U.S. since the recession has been the result of […]

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Delta Workforce Funding Collaborative Builds Mississippi’s Economy

Last month, MEI President Patrick Sullivan attended the National Fund for Workforce Solutions conference in Baltimore, MD to receive an award alongside Foundation for the Mid-South in honor of our collaborative workforce development efforts. See what Patrick had to say about how creating workforce awareness will enhance MS’s economy.

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State Leaders in Energy Highlight: Speaker Philip Gunn

Energy in Mississippi “Energy is a strength for Mississippi, and is an important part of our economy’s future. Through public policy, our goal is to encourage more investment in energy in all of its various forms.” Key Energy Leaders (2012-2015 term) Angela Cockerham – Energy Committee, Chairman Jim Beckett – Public Utilities, Chairman Jeff Smith […]

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President Patrick Sullivan Comments on Kemper in Clarion Ledger’s Point-Counterpoint Segment

Published by the Clarion Ledger on August 9, 2015. The Clarion-Ledger invited Kelley Williams, chairman of the Bigger Pie Forum, and Patrick Sullivan, president of the Mississippi Energy Institute, to provide their thoughts on this week’s Point/Counterpoint question. Williams It’s still a good idea. Bad news for Mississippi Power. Good news for its customers. The […]

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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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