Tag: Southern Company

U.S. Chamber of Commerce building.

Energy companies in U.S. Chamber silent as Chamber opposed use of Defense Production Act to produce medical supplies for COVID-19

But some energy companies in the Chamber have lobbied for using the DPA to bail out struggling coal plants instead

/ March 27, 2020
Utility decarbonization trajectories

Morgan Stanley: Duke, other utilities ignoring profit opportunity by failing to decarbonize rapidly

Morgan Stanley analysts say utilities can grow earnings by accelerating coal-to-renewables switch, but some utilities are letting the opportunity slip away.

/ March 12, 2020

Strings Attached: How utilities use charitable giving to influence politics and increase investor profits

Click to jump to the utility case studies. I. Introduction In the fall of 2017, a parade of paid actors, pretending to be concerned residents, lined up to offer public...

/ December 10, 2019

Strings Attached: How utilities use charitable giving to influence politics and increase investor profits

Download full report Southern Company Southern Company is a utility company that serves 4.68 million electric customers and 4.248 million gas customers across Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Virginia, and Illinois....

/ December 10, 2019

Report details utilities’ use of charitable giving to influence politics

Utilities' charitable giving a massive part of their political operations, used to manipulate support from low-income communities and communities of color.

/ December 9, 2019

Coal lobby group drafted state utility commissioners’ letters to FERC

Emails show that the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity provided utility commissioners with a template letter to FERC - which some commissioners copied word-for-word

/ October 14, 2019
Duke Energy's Sutton Gas Plant

Duke Energy’s zero-carbon goal undermined by massive gas rush

Duke's proposed gas plants, pipeline call climate goal integrity into question

/ September 17, 2019
Southern Co. CEO Tom Fanning dismissed conflicting comments from Georgia subsidiary about Southern's "low- to no-carbon" goals.

Southern Company CEO Tom Fanning’s $2 Million Greenhouse Gas Reduction “Incentive” a Misnomer

Fanning has likely secured millions in bonus payouts for already planned GHG reductions.

/ July 1, 2019
Duke Energy's Sutton Gas Plant

Utility Carbon Targets Reflect Decarbonization Slowdown In Crucial Next Decade

Many of the nation's largest utilities are planning to slow down their efforts to decarbonize, according to the companies' own goals.

/ June 25, 2019