By Nicolas Loris ~
A power plant once heralded by the Obama administration as the poster child for clean coal is now on its deathbed.
The plant hemorrhaged billions in cost overruns despite being heavily subsidized by the federal government. Mississippi regulators are ready to pull the plug.
The Obama administration touted carbon capture and sequestration technology, giving it billions in taxpayer subsidies that have not produced a workable product. (Photo: iStock Photos)
Southern Company’s Kemper County Energy Facility had intended to use carbon capture and sequestration technology to gasify the coal, but instead, the plant has been running on natural gas since 2014.
The Mississippi Public Service Commission has unanimously passed a motion that the plant should only use natural gas moving forward.
The Obama administration touted the Kemper plant as a leading example of how a power plant would operate under climate change regulations for new power…
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