Tag: Kemper

Utility Corruption

FirstEnergy scandal is latest example of utility corruption, deceit

Utilities have deceived public officials and investors to grow profits, occasionally leading to criminal investigations and prosecution.

/ July 23, 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
2020 Mississippi Public Service Commission

Southern Company Attempts to Block Public Input in Resource Planning; Entergy Joins in Mississippi

Southern Company and Entergy have been objecting to participation in regulatory proceedings such as integrated resource plans and certificates of public need.

/ February 27, 2020
Hedge fund Acme Equities is attempting to install CCS on the San Juan Generating Station.

Acme Equities wants to add expensive carbon capture to distressed coal plant

Acme Equities wants to install expensive carbon capture technology on the already too costly San Juan Generating Station.

/ March 3, 2019
Southern Co. CEO Tom Fanning dismissed conflicting comments from Georgia subsidiary about Southern's "low- to no-carbon" goals.

Southern Company’s Big Bets Lead to Loss of Gulf Power

On May 21st, Southern Company decided to part ways with its almost 100- year-old subsidiary, Gulf Power, due in large part to failed bets the company made on its scuttled...

/ May 31, 2018
The Kemper "clean coal" power plant.

Mississippi Regulators Veto Any More Money for Southern Company’s Kemper Plant in Stunning Vote

Mississippi regulators slammed brakes on the Kemper plant, saying customers should not pay for Kemper's non-functional "clean coal" gasification technology.

/ June 21, 2017
The Kemper "clean coal" power plant.

Bombshell Votes at Southern Company Annual Meeting for Cleaner Energy, Against CEO Fanning

Southern Company shareholders asserted their disapproval of chief executive officer Tom Fanning, and nearly half the shareholders' votes were cast in favor of steering the company toward climate-friendly energy policies.

/ May 24, 2017

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,...

/ 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

Andy Tobin Pushes To Keep Open Dirtiest Coal Plant In The Western United States

The Najavo Generating Station is one of the oldest, dirtiest coal-fired power plants. It is also one of the country’s largest CO2 emitters.

/ February 13, 2017