The Kemper "clean coal" power plant.

Southern Company Scandal: The Documents

Read the documents behind Southern Company's Kemper Scandal that has prompted the Securities and Exchange Commission to open a formal investigation into the utility company.

/ July 14, 2016

Southern Company’s Kemper Scandal and Why Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Will Never Work

Southern Company's Kemper scandal illustrates that investments in carbon capture and storage technology and “clean coal” have wasted billions of dollars, remain too expensive, and are not viable options to decarbonize our electricity sector.

/ July 12, 2016
The Kemper "clean coal" power plant.

Southern Company’s Kemper Power Plant: Latest Utility Boondoggle at the Expense of Customers

Public frustrations of construction work in progress laws have not been limited to Mississippi. Utility companies throughout the country have been benefiting from this policy for years, and Kemper is just the latest example.

/ July 8, 2016

Wisconsin Energy Corp. CEO, Gale Klappa, President of Global Warming Misinformation Campaign Earlier In His Career

The Information Council on the Environment was created as a front group for coal and utility interests to “reposition global warming as theory (not fact).”

/ July 8, 2015

Pope Francis’ Encyclical: Clean Energy and The Moral Case for Climate Solutions

Pope Francis officially released his encyclical, "Laudato Si (“Be Praised”), On the Care of Our Common Home”, calling on “every person living on this planet” to urgently address climate change, reduce the use of fossil fuels, and transition to clean...

/ June 18, 2015

Willie Soon Secret Fossil Fuel Funding Revealed For Papers Denying Man-Made Climate Change

Southern Company has been funding Willie Soon, an astrophysicist and climate change denier at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics through one of its subsidiaries called Southern Company Services.

/ February 23, 2015