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Cooperative Energy, Origis Energy Donate $125,000 To Mississippi Scholars & Tech Master Programs

Cooperative Energy, Origis Energy Donate $125,000 to Mississippi Scholars & Tech Master Programs

MEC Initiatives Prepare Students to Join Workforce, Addresses Companies’ Needs

Cooperative Energy and Origis Energymade a joint donation of $125,000 to the Mississippi Scholars and Tech Master programs. The donation, announced at the Mississippi Economic Council’s annual Hobnob event, is the largest single gift ever made to the programs.

The Mississippi Scholars and Tech Master are initiatives of the Mississippi Economic Council’s Public Education Forum of Mississippi.

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‘Future of Water’ conference at MSU fosters collaboration across SEC universities

A collaborative conversation on a simple topic – water – is yielding discussions that literally could change the world, and researchers are saying that change is critical for meeting increased water needs around the globe.

About 200 participants gathered March 27-28 for the 2017 SEC Academic Conference hosted by Mississippi State University. The conference focused on “The Future of Water: Regional Collaboration on Shared Climate, Coastlines and Watersheds.” With an emphasis on research collaboration, the conference highlighted how water, in its simplicity as the earth’s most life-giving resource, poses some of the world’s most complex scientific and social challenges.

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Mississippi Power to use syngas at Plant Kemper

Mississippi Power announced it is extending the expected in-service date of the Kemper County energy facility until mid-March 2017. While integrated operation of the facility’s gasifiers and combustion turbines has continued for periods since late January, the schedule adjustment is needed because of issues experienced with the ash removal system in one of the gasifiers.

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EPA Awards $150,000 to Hattiesburg, Miss., for Long-Term Stormwater Planning Pilot

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Hattiesburg, Miss., is among five communities selected nationally to receive $150,000 each in technical assistance to develop long-term stormwater management plans. The pilot communities will use a new package of tools EPA developed to help communities plan long-term strategies for managing stormwater pollution. EPA’s tools promote the use of flexible solutions that spur economic growth, stimulate infrastructure investments, and help compliance with environmental requirements.

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