Tag: Southern Company

Utility front groups spending on disinformation advertising

The Energy and Policy Institute launched a new tracking tool that exposes up to $2.4 million in spending on advertising by 14 utility front groups in the last year.  Utilities...

/ September 23, 2022
A picture of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce building.

Utilities that support Inflation Reduction Act are members of trade groups attacking it

Utilities have said climate bill would be good for them and their customers, but some of their trade groups like the Chamber of Commerce and NAM are trying to kill...

/ August 4, 2022

Natural Allies for a Clean Energy Future

Natural Allies for a Clean Energy Future Natural Allies for a Clean Energy Future is a 501(c)(4) front group launched in August 2020 that promotes fossil gas to support emission...

/ June 30, 2022

Southern Company Knew

Southern Company Knew How a “clean coal” utility was warned about climate change risks years before it funded climate disinformation, 1964-2022 Download the full report as a PDF (Click here)...

/ June 8, 2022
John Oliver discusses utility scandals with title card reading "Utilities" and images of electric infrastructure

John Oliver explains utility scandals

Last Week Tonight explains how utilities harm customers and the climate, with little accountability due to influence over regulators.

/ May 16, 2022

List of deceptive RNG and hydrogen projects proposed by utilities

List of deceptive RNG and hydrogen projects proposed by utilities Both gas and electric utilities are using the promise of green hydrogen and RNG as a justification to build gas...

/ January 6, 2022

Internal documents detail how gas utilities greenwash RNG and hydrogen

Internal documents detail how gas utilities greenwash RNG and hydrogen Internal American Gas Association (AGA) meeting notes from March 2018 reveal that the industry planned to use RNG advocacy as...

/ January 6, 2022
Alabama Power Headquarters building

Alabama Power to buy Calhoun plant despite rising gas prices

Purchase risks bill increases for customers, comes in spite of parent company's climate goal

/ November 22, 2021

Major investors find electric utilities are not on track to meet decarbonization goals

Electric utilities are failing to align their businesses with the Paris climate agreement goals and investors’ expectations, according to a new scorecard of major emitting companies. The Climate Action 100+...

/ March 23, 2021

Duke, Southern disclose misleading descriptions of climate policy advocacy to ESG investors

Facing pressure from investors, the top two carbon polluting utilities in the country are making gestures to disclose more information about their advocacy with regard to climate policy, but the...

/ March 15, 2021