Mississippi News

The following news clips highlight Mississippi involvement in recent renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and list in chronological order. Here you can scroll through of stories dating back to 2003. Alternatively, you can search state energy news by state and topic.

December 4, 2013

Energy Department Awards $4 Million for State Energy Efficiency

The Energy Department awarded nearly $4 million to 13 states to increase statewide energy savings and boost the energy efficiency of public institutions, local governments, and industrial sectors. More

November 26, 2013

Thirteen States Receive Energy Department Awards to Drive Greater Energy Efficiency, Save Money

Building on the Obama Administration's efforts to double energy productivity by 2030 and help communities save on energy bills, the Energy Department today awarded nearly $4 million to 13 states to increase statewide energy savings and boost the energy efficiency of public institutions, local governments, and industrial sectors. More

July 5, 2012

Energy Department Awards $14 Million for Energy Efficiency in 22 States

The Energy Department announced that it has awarded $14 million in new investments through its State Energy Program to state-led energy efficiency projects in 22 states. More

June 2, 2010

Mississippi State University Wins Year Two of the EcoCAR Competition

A team from MSU has stripped an SUV and packed it full of batteries, motors, electronics, and a small diesel engine, achieving the efficiency equivalent to 118 miles per gallon of gasoline. Their effort took first place in the EcoCAR competition, hosted by DOE and General Motors Corporation. More

April 10, 2010

Solar Tech Company to Locate Factory in Mississippi

A Silicon Valley solar technology company will build a $175 million solar panel manufacturing facility in Senatobia, Mississippi, becoming the state's first renewable solar production plant. More

September 16, 2009

DOE Delivers $354 Million for Energy Efficiency Projects in 22 States

DOE has awarded $354 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to 22 states under the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program. More

July 6, 2009

Obama Administration Awards More than $153 Million for State Energy Programs in Seven States and Territories

DOE delivered more than $153 million in Recovery Act funding on July 6 to support energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Montana, New York, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The funding was awarded under DOE's State Energy Program. More

July 30, 2008

University of Michigan Wins the North American Solar Challenge

For the second time in a row, the University of Michigan has won the North American Solar Challenge, which ran from Plano, Texas, to Calgary, Alberta. But that team has nothing on the team from Houston, Mississippi, which has won a solar race for high school teams for the eighth consecutive time. More

July 16, 2008

Toyota to Build the Prius Hybrid in Mississippi

Autoworkers may have thought they'd soon be building the Toyota Highlander SUV in Mississippi, but it turns out that they'll be building the Toyota Prius hybrid sedan instead. The shift reflects the rapidly changing consumer preferences in the United States, driven by the high cost of gasoline. More

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