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About me, MEI’s Summer Intern

Hi! My name is Mimi, I am 18 years old, and I just graduated from St. Andrews Episcopal School.  I plan on attending Mississippi State University in the fall of 2016 to study chemical engineering (Hail State!), and I was lucky enough to land an intern opportunity with...

Energy Jobs: Clarion-Ledger Spotlights Entergy MS Lineman

Through the development of Get on the Grid, MEI seeks to raise awareness among students of the wide range of great career opportunities in the energy and manufacturing sectors. Earlier this month, the Clarion-Ledger interviewed a local Entergy employee on his...

Epstein on Earth Day

Alex Epstein, author of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, writes an Earth Day column aiming to educate readers on things done right. An excerpt: Nature doesn’t give us a stable, safe climate that we make dangerous. It gives us an ever-changing, dangerous climate that...

Feds Halt Energy Development in Eastern US

Today's low oil and natural gas prices are evidence of the benefits of more energy production, with U.S. shale production being the main factor in today's historically low prices. The beneficiary is the U.S. consumer, having more disposable income. At a time when this...

Level of Regulation is Absurd

In talking to business owners and managers, complaints about excessive regulation is commonplace. Regulation and operating standards are important in business planning, but the new regulation faucet seems to continually pour. Lance Brown of Partnership for Affordable...

Did You Know?

The four highest U.S. unemployment rate spikes from 1950-2010 were immediately preceded by the four highest spikes in oil prices? The graph below suggests that long-term energy policy should be supply focused. More steady supply from the U.S. means lower prices and...

Supreme Court Grants Regulatory Relief

The U.S. economy got some much needed relief last week when the U.S. Supreme Court paused implementation of an EPA rule until legal arguments are finally settled in the courts. The EPA's so-called Clean Power Plan is a blatant attempt by the EPA to overreach its Clean...

MEI and MMA Host Legislative Briefing

The Mississippi Energy Institute along with the Mississippi Manufacturers Association briefed Energy, Environment, and Public Utilities committee members from both the House and the Senate on the EPA's so-called Clean Power Plan. MDEQ’s Gary Rikard broke down the...

Supreme Court Loses Prominent Voice, Justice Scalia

“You’re lumping them all together,” Scalia said of the five big power companies. “Suppose you lump together all the cows in the country. Would that allow you to sue all those farmers? I mean, don’t you have to do it defendant by defendant? … Cow by cow or at least...