Category: Southern Company

Southern Company Matrix Scandal

Tom Fanning Southern Company Matrix Scandal: What don’t we know?

A long-time consultant for Alabama Power hired a private investigator to surveil Tom Fanning, the CEO of its parent company, Southern Company, according to documents reported by AL.com yesterday.  Matrix,...

/ August 4, 2022
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Utilities that support Inflation Reduction Act are members of trade groups attacking it

Utilities have said climate bill would be good for them and their customers, but some of their trade groups like the Chamber of Commerce and NAM are trying to kill...

/ August 4, 2022

Southern Company Knew

Southern Company Knew How a “clean coal” utility was warned about climate change risks years before it funded climate disinformation, 1964-2022 Download the full report as a PDF (Click here)...

/ June 8, 2022
LION PAC Alabama Power Jeremy Oden

Alabama Power-funded PAC builds almost $4 million election warchest

Alabama Commissioner Jeremy Oden may have used his office for campaign purposes

/ May 12, 2022

Alabama Power contributed more than $176k to leaders of Alabama’s anti-LGTBQ+ bills

Alabama Power and its political action committee have contributed more than $176,000 since January 2021 to Alabama politicians who drove that state’s passage of anti-LGTBQ+ bills, including Alabama Governor Kay...

/ April 20, 2022
Alabama Power Headquarters building

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
GHG Reduction Tom Fanning

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