Jackson, Mississippi has announced the first phase of an energy efficiency project.
The Mississippi Link says that the project is aimed at improving lighting on some city streets and city buildings while, at the same time, reducing energy use and saving operational and maintenance costs. The project will use what the story refers to as “triple bottom line,” which is an accountability framework focused on social, economic and environmental sustainability.
The city has secured a loan from the Mississippi Development Authority and has applied for rebates from Entergy Solutions, the story says. The project is slated to be completed by December 15.
It apparently is a good time to cut energy use in Mississippi. The group Mississippi Watchdog asserted on October 18, Mississippi Power admitted in a filing with the Mississippi Public Service Commission (MPSC) that the Kemper Project clean coal power plant could cost much more to operate and maintain than it originally estimated — up to $1 billion over the first five year the plant is in production.