Category: Southern Company

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

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
Coal-fired Plant Scherer

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

Southern Company’s Lobbying Disclosures Obscure State-Level Information from Investors, Public

CEO Fanning gets credit toward bonus for coal closures after opposing federal regulations.

/ April 30, 2020
Southern Company CEO Tom Fanning on CNBC

Tom Fanning Floats Misleading Updated Greenhouse Gas Goal

The updated greenhouse gas goal, as described by Fanning, would allow Southern Company to claim “net-zero” emissions by taking credit for transportation electrification, despite the company’s continued use of fossil...

/ April 16, 2020

Mississippi Power Doubles Down on Uneconomic Coal Despite Southern Company’s “Low to No Carbon” Claim

Mississippi Power, a Southern Company subsidiary, is spending as much as $96.8 million to extend operations at the coal-fired Plant Daniel, despite the fact that the utility could save customers...

/ March 17, 2020