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Shannon Vavra May 1, 2017
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Mississippi clean coal project delayed again

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Mississippi Power reports there will be another delay and another cost increase to its Kemper coal gasification project, which was designed to convert coal to gas and reduce emissions, per the Sun Herald.

Why it matters: The plant would be the first of its kind, was supposed to prove clean coal is a feasible goal, and bring thousands of jobs to the poorest state in the U.S. But after three years of delays and more than $4 billion of cost increases (this announcement alone adds $38 million), clean coal is looking less and less promising.