March 19, 2012 3 Comments
It is a happy day to see that the Kemper County Demonstration Lignite Coal Plant is being reevaluated by the PSC per court reversal. It will be interesting to see how Leonard Bentz and Lynne Posey explain the public value in carbon dioxide capturing, transport, and storage to the Mississippi ratepayer.
In the wake of the latest exposure of the United Nations fraudulent global warming science, the Sustainable Development plans is no doubt at risk as well. In order to substantiate the need to capture carbon dioxide the three Mississippi Public Service Commissioners will need to prove the science behind the Kyoto Protocols of the United Nations. Southern Company is voluntarily following the United Nation’s Kyoto Protocols to implement their Agenda 21 to reduce energy usage via excessive energy costs. This was clearly to be an experiment of behavior modification.
We need to celebrate and get right back to work because Kemper County Coal plant is moving forward and will surely work with the Obama administration and Steven Chu to find any loop-hole to keep the money pit going on the backs of the people. I say pull the plug.
Presley Issues Statement on Kemper County Coal PlantMarch 16, 2012
Today Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s reversal of Mississippi Power Company’s Kemper County Coal Plant:
Today’s 9-0 decision by the Mississippi Supreme Court reversing the $2.8 billion Kemper County Coal Plant is a major victory for each and every customer of Mississippi Power Company and deals a serious blow to the company’s corporate socialism.
In this case, Mississippi Power Company gave new meaning to the phrase “We got the gold mine, they got the shaft”.
I’ve argued consistently that customers of Mississippi Power Company have been mistreated by the company hiding rate impacts in this case and by putting their shareholders above their customers.
This plant is untried technology. The shareholders have no risks while the customers have all the risks along with a 45% rate hike to boot. The company also wanted to raise rates before the plant produced any electricity. I believe in “pay as you go”, I just don’t believe you should pay BEFORE you go.
I personally wrote multi-page dissents in this case and am pleased today to see that those arguments were not in vain.
This $2.8 billion case comes back now to the commission for further review.