Category: Southern Company

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Alabama Power to buy Calhoun plant despite rising gas prices

Purchase risks bill increases for customers, comes in spite of parent company's climate goal

/ November 22, 2021

Duke, Southern disclose misleading descriptions of climate policy advocacy to ESG investors

Facing pressure from investors, the top two carbon polluting utilities in the country are making gestures to disclose more information about their advocacy with regard to climate policy, but the...

/ March 15, 2021

Mississippi regulators force Mississippi Power to close unneeded coal and gas plants

Mississippi regulators are forcing Mississippi Power to shutter as many as 950 megawatts of uneconomic and unneeded legacy coal and gas plants by the end of 2027. Mississippi Power received...

/ February 23, 2021
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Utilities and their executives spent tens of thousands to support Republicans in Georgia Senate runoff

Oil, gas, and coal company PACs spent too in failed efforts to keep GOP Senate control

/ January 19, 2021

Southern Company Net-Zero Implementation Plan Filled with Loopholes for Continued Use of Fossil Fuels

Southern Company released more information this week on how it plans to reach “net zero emissions,” and while the plan remains scant on key details, the company has made one...

/ September 24, 2020

Pollution Payday: Analysis of executive compensation and incentives of the largest U.S. investor-owned utilities

Download full report Southern Company Southern Company is a utility company that serves electric and gas customers across Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Virginia, and Illinois. Southern Company also operates an...

/ September 22, 2020

Alabama Power earned $1+ billion in profits over industry average on the backs of customers since 2014

The profits on top of industry average, and allowed by the Alabama Public Service Commission, total to just over $700 per Alabama Power customer account over the years 2014-2018.

/ July 1, 2020

Georgia Power Set to Automatically Enroll New Residences in Demand Charge Rates

Georgia Power will begin levying demand charges on new residential premises starting in January 2021. The new rate schedule, approved by the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) in December 2019,...

/ June 24, 2020
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Southern Company Pledges Net Zero Emissions by 2050 but Doubles Down on Fossil Fuels

Southern Company unveiled an updated “net-zero” carbon goal yesterday at its Annual Meeting which relies heavily on negative emissions to enable continued investment in fossil fuels such as coal and...

/ May 28, 2020