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Southern Co finds more labor issues at Kemper coal plant

2014-4-2  Southern Co's Mississippi Power unit said it has identified more labor and construction problems at its $5 billion coal-gasification power project in Kemper County, Mississippi, the company said

Labor Helps Obama Energy Secretary Push and Profit from

2020-5-24  In Kemper County, Mississippi, Southern Company spent $7.5 billion attempting to build the world’s largest and “cleanest” coal carbon capture plant. But that facility never got off the ground, due to numerous rounds of cost overruns and design flaws that were kept secret for years, and despite receiving $387 million in federal loans

Unions Support Miss. Plant In Exchange For Jobs

2012-12-12  Mississippi Power Co.'s contractors have agreed to hire about 1,000 labor union members to build its Kemper County power plant, and a group of unions says it now supports the project. The unions had most recently opposed the plant because contractors for Mississippi Power were excluding union members from the $2.8 billion project.

Unions flip to support Kemper in exchange for jobs The

2012-12-12  Mississippi Power Co.'s contractors have agreed to hire about 1,000 labor union members to build its Kemper County power plant, and a group of unions says it now supports the project.

How America's clean coal dream unravelled Coal The

2018-3-3  Exclusive: Kemper power plant promised to be a world leader in ‘clean coal’ technology but Guardian reporting found evidence top executives knew of construction problems and design flaws years

Bosses at world's most ambitious clean coal plant kept

2018-3-2  The Kemper plant in Mississippi held up as the global model for a new generation of “clean coal” power plants was the most expensive fossil fuel power plant in US history, with a $7

Kemper County IGCC: Death Knell for Carbon Capture? NOT

2017-7-28  This is also a retrofit of an existing coal plant and is twice the size of Boundary Dam. It captures 90 percent of the CO 2 from a 240 MW flue gas stream at

The nation's largest coal mining union is ready to admit

2021-4-21  The idea of a functional carbon capture plant is a dream that the coal industry has been nurturing for decades, but the truth is that this technology may be impossible at any price.

TransAlta shuts first of two coal-fired power plants in

2020-12-16  The first of two 670 megawatt coal-fired electric plants in Centralia, Washington, will close permanently Dec. 31. The closure means the layoff of 64 employees, including 38 members of IBEW Local 125. The second coal plant will close in 2025. That’s 10 and 15 years earlier than the expected useful life of the two plants.

The Rise and Fall of Coal Miners' Unions JSTOR Daily

2015-9-23  As union activity grew, the miners pushed directly for higher pay and better conditions while also seeking legislation to improve their lots. The United Mine Workers, formed in a merger of the two major coal miners’ unions in 1890, won a series of major strikes and became the largest labor union

Utility Seeks Union Assistance As Kemper's Troubles Mount

2013-6-5  Union labor is helping Mississippi Power and its Southern Co. Services affiliate get the utilitys troubled Kemper County integrated gasification combined-cycle project back on track.

The nation's largest coal mining union is ready to admit

2021-4-22  The idea of a functional carbon capture plant is a dream that the coal industry has been nurturing for decades, but the truth is that this technology may be impossible at any price. Not only have multiple attempts died on the drawing board, but the biggest effort to make this work—the Kemper County Energy Facility in Mississippi —was forced

Kemper County Lignite Coal Power Plant Archives Slabbed

2017-3-16  RFP was Johnny on the spot with today’s 8K issued by Southern Company:. In its Kemper County Integrated Coal Gasification Combined Cycle Project Monthly Status Report through January 2017, Mississippi Power disclosed that gasifier “B” required an outage to remove ash deposits from its ash removal system and it expected the remainder of the Kemper IGCC would be placed in service by

New Fraud Allegations Emerge at Mississippi's Troubled

2017-8-11  What Fanning failed to mention was that when Kemper was first on the drawing board, it was supposed to cost $1.8 billion to build — but after years of missed deadlines and budget overruns, the price tag for building Kemper had climbed more than $5 billion, to $7.5 billion, making Kemper the most expensive fossil fuel power plant ever built in

$7.5 Billion Kemper Power Plant Suspends Coal Gasification

2017-6-29  romanval writes: A coal gasification plant in Mississippi is iswitching to natural gas after 5 years of delays and $4 billion cost overrun.Megan Geuss writes via Ars Technica: "The Kemper County plant was supposed to be a cutting-edge demonstration of the power of 'clean coal,' and, despite running five years late and more than $4 billion over budget, Kemper was able to start testing its coal

'Clean coal' technology fails to capture world's attention

2015-12-4  Home 'Clean coal' technology fails to capture world's attention. DEKALB, Miss. (AP) — The Kemper County power plant was supposed to be up and running by now, showing the world how to burn coal without spewing climate-warming carbon pollution into the air.

Kemper combined cycle power plant achieves first year of

2015-10-22  Kemper's plant operations are four times better than the national average. This is based on Kemper's Equivalent Forced Outage Rate (EFOR), which

The nation's largest coal mining union is ready to admit

2021-4-21  At one time, the United Mine Workers of America boasted more than 800,000 members. When the union went on strike, it brought the nation to its

Costs rise at Kemper plant, says Miss. Power

2013-4-24  That rate increase resulted from one prong of a settlement of litigation over the Kemper plant. Under another part of the agreement, lawmakers passed a bill allowing Mississippi Power to issue up to $1 billion in bonds to pay off accumulated interest and some costs that overrun the $2.4 billion level on the plant itself.

The 'war on coal' is over. The next climate battle has

2020-11-17  Even without those other pollutants, critics simply don't trust that carbon capture technology will come through, especially after failures such as the Kemper coal plant in Mississippi, which

Kemper County Lignite Coal Power Plant Archives Slabbed

2017-3-16  RFP was Johnny on the spot with today’s 8K issued by Southern Company:. In its Kemper County Integrated Coal Gasification Combined Cycle Project Monthly Status Report through January 2017, Mississippi Power disclosed that gasifier “B” required an outage to remove ash deposits from its ash removal system and it expected the remainder of the Kemper IGCC would be placed in service by

The 'war on coal' is over. The next climate battle has

2020-11-17  Even without those other pollutants, critics simply don't trust that carbon capture technology will come through, especially after failures such as the Kemper coal plant in Mississippi, which

$7.5 Billion Kemper Power Plant Suspends Coal Gasification

2017-6-29  romanval writes: A coal gasification plant in Mississippi is iswitching to natural gas after 5 years of delays and $4 billion cost overrun.Megan Geuss writes via Ars Technica: "The Kemper County plant was supposed to be a cutting-edge demonstration of the power of 'clean coal,' and, despite running five years late and more than $4 billion over budget, Kemper was able to start testing its coal

Kemper combined cycle power plant achieves first year of

2015-10-22  Kemper's plant operations are four times better than the national average. This is based on Kemper's Equivalent Forced Outage Rate (EFOR), which

$7.5 billion Kemper power plant suspends coal gasification

2017-6-29  Coal's thorium emissions release three orders of magnitude more radioactivity than an equivalently sized nuclear plant. And coal's particulate emissions are so

Costs rise at Kemper plant, says Miss. Power

2013-4-24  That rate increase resulted from one prong of a settlement of litigation over the Kemper plant. Under another part of the agreement, lawmakers passed a bill allowing Mississippi Power to issue up to $1 billion in bonds to pay off accumulated interest and some costs that overrun the $2.4 billion level on the plant itself.

The nation’s largest coal mining union is ready to admit

2021-4-22  The nation’s largest coal mining union is ready to admit that coal mines are going away. Joshua 1 hour ago 5 min read. 38759544131213. Until recently, the reason for decline in the number of coal workers wasn’t because of environmental regulations, or even competition from other sources of energy. It was because of automation.

Beyond Coal The Planet Sierra Club

2014-8-23  Six years of legal challenges and grassroots pressure from the Sierra Club against the Kemper coal plant have resulted in a landmark legal settlement that will bring $15 million in energy efficiency and clean energy investments to Mississippi. The agreement between the Sierra Club and Mississippi Power will also make it easier for homeowners in the state to install solar power, and will

Biden infrastructure plan includes 10-year extension and

2021-3-31  During the ‘W’ Bush administration, money was thrown at the Kemper (clean coal) plant in Mississippi. Among ‘other’ things CO2 sequestration was one of the many technologies engineered into this plant. There were many false starts, pipeline breaks, (nitrogen) leaks and the plant

The nation's greatest coal mining union is ready to admit

2021-4-22  Current vegetation had been idled. The desire for coal moved inexorably down. In the earlier five a long time, that craze has accelerated as the value for constructing new wind and solar has essentially moved underneath the charge of even maintaining an existing coal electrical power plant.