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"This is a guest post by Dan Zegart crossposted from Climate Investigations Center From the very beginning, the story of utility giant Southern Company's Kemper clean coal plant is a long trail of broken promises, according to a New York Times investigation - and the project's numerous critics. These include many of the 186,000 utility customers in 23 largely rural, mostly low-income counties in southeastern Mississippi that are now on the hook for a good part of the plant's estimated $6.6 billion cost - this after Southern promised them and state and federal officials in 2010 that the first-of-its-kind power station wouldn't cost more than $2.4 billion. That figure lasted only a few months, followed by a promise of $2.8 billion. ", www.desmogblog.com
"Clean coal technology is key to the Obama administration’s plans for combating climate change. But a high-profile power plant, once a poster child for clean coal’s promise, has run billions over budget in construction costs, faces federal investigations and allegations of fraud. William Brangham talks with Ian Urbina, who investigated the story for The New York Times.", www.pbs.org
"President Obama's dream of clean coal facing down the threat of climate change has run off the tracks, the New York Times reported Tuesday. The Times wrote an expose on utility giant Southern Company's clean coal power plant project in Kemper County, Miss., which has faced years of well-documented setbacks and cost overruns. The plant was not only a central piece of the Obama administration's climate plan, it was also supposed to be a model for future power plants to help slow the dangerous effects of global warming, the newspaper wrote. The project was hailed as a way to bring thousands of jobs to Mississippi, the nation's poorest state, and to extend a lifeline to the dying coal industry. That sense of hope for the struggling coal industry is fading fast as the plant faces two years of delays, stands $4 billion over its original budget, and is still not operational.", www.washingtonexaminer.com
"Southern Company says the New York Times looked at all the negative and previously reported problems with Mississippi Power’s Kemper County power plant and didn’t bother explain the up side to the first-of-its-kind plant. The company issued a news release Monday after noon to tell its side of the story at the Mississippi plant, which is far behind schedule and far over budget.", www.sunherald.com
"The Kemper Project is an electrical generating station currently under construction in Kemper County, Miss. The plant has been held up as a model of the Obama administration's efforts to promote new, clean energy technologies, but the project is two years behind schedule, still not operational, and more than $4 billion over budget. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Ian Urbina of The New York Times about the Kemper Project and the administration's clean energy policy.", www.npr.org
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