BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett
In January we completed our 2013 Conservative State of the State Report based on a survey of conservatives across Mississippi. The report listed the issues respondents think our state officials should focus on in 2013. One of those issues is Energy Planning.
In the report, Energy Planning got an overwhelming nod of approval from our entire survey list. However, when separating those who think the issue is “very important” (61%) from those who only think it to be “somewhat important” (34%), it drops to the bottom tier of issues. Part of this could be due to confusion as to what exactly an energy plan would do for Mississippi, and a lack of understanding the challenges.
Time To Chat
Well, now we want to help you ask some of those questions. That’s why we’re happy to join with Maris, West and Baker to bring you a Twitter Chat tonight using the hashtag #msEnergy. The chat will begin at 8:00.
If you don’t have a Twitter account you can follow the entire discussion right here on Mississippi PEP at our #msEnergy Page.
Many of our 2013 State of the State survey respondents listed renewable energy as the lowest of concerns regarding Energy Planning. Tonight, special guests Dr. Sumesh Arora, Director of Strategic Biomass Solutions and Vice President of Innovate Mississippi along with some of his staff will provide expert commentary and answer your questions about the topic of renewable energy.
Topics are expected to include a review of ongoing renewable energy projects in Mississippi, the economic impact of the sector, and the future for sustainable/renewable energy projects in the state.
The forum will be moderated by Tim Mask of Maris, West & Baker Advertising.
Join us at 8:00 PM tonight and let’s talk Mississippi Energy.