Category: Southern Company
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...
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
Some utility companies “pause” or “evaluate” PAC giving; others remain silent
Alabama Power contributed to rally sponsor RLDF in 2020
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...
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...
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.
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,...
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...
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.
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...