As Time Runs Out for Southern Company, Brain Drain Begins at Kemper

This blog was authored by Dan Zegart and cross-posted from the Climate Investigations Center With the Kemper power plant officially scheduled to go on-line imminently according to builder Southern Company, a group of key engineers and managers who work on...

/ March 16, 2017
The Kemper "clean coal" power plant.

Southern Company Says Kemper Not Viable as Coal Plant, Blames the PSC

Southern Company chief executive officer Tom Fanning admitted that Kemper plant is not economically viable as a coal-burning power plant and shifted blame away from himself and corporate management.

/ February 27, 2017

Gulf Power Wants to Make its Customers Pay for Twice the Coal by 2025

While most electric utilities are sprinting away from coal and toward less expensive and cleaner generating options, Gulf Power wants to make its customers in Florida pay for double the amount of coal it burns by 2025.

/ February 7, 2017

What’s next for solar in Florida after the Amendment 1 results?

How Florida votes on Election Day will determine whether Amendment 1 results in success for the utilities that have spent $20+ million backing this ‘deceptive’ attack on rooftop solar, or a David versus Goliath win for solar supporters. Regardless of...

/ November 7, 2016

Where is the National Black Chamber of Commerce getting its money to attack solar power in Florida? And is it breaking the law?

National Black Chamber of Commerce contributed money to Consumers for Smart Solar through a lobbying arm of the organization that was revoked by the IRS

/ November 4, 2016

The Real Cost Shift: Utilities Force Customers to Subsidize Attacks on Rooftop Solar

Florida utilities are using customer money to subsidize the Edison Electric Institute's misleading attacks on so-called “subsidies” for rooftop solar.

/ November 4, 2016

Florida Power Companies Continue To Spend Money Supporting Amendment 1 To Limit Solar

Florida's four largest power companies have contributed over $20 million to the Consumers for Smart Solar campaign, also called Amendment 1.

/ October 28, 2016

Florida utilities silent amidst controversy over anti-solar Amendment 1

Deceptive Amendment 1 strategy defies utilities’ codes of conduct

/ October 24, 2016

Consumers for Smart Solar Caught Deleting References to the James Madison Institute

Deletions started to occur after leaked audio sufaced of JMI revealing the true intentions behind Amendment 1

/ October 21, 2016
The Kemper "clean coal" power plant.

Kemper Scandal Unraveling Southern Company’s Credibility

A corporate rebrand won't rid Southern Company of its history of misinforming the public on climate change, or their forthcoming problems with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

/ July 26, 2016