Tag: Tom Fanning

Southern Company Net-Zero Implementation Plan Filled with Loopholes for Continued Use of Fossil Fuels

Southern Company released more information this week on how it plans to reach “net zero emissions,” and while the plan remains scant on key details, the company has made one...

/ September 24, 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

Southern Company’s Lobbying Disclosures Obscure State-Level Information from Investors, Public

CEO Fanning gets credit toward bonus for coal closures after opposing federal regulations.

/ April 30, 2020
Utility Corruption

Utility CEOs received over $1 billion in executive compensation from 2017 – 2019

Investor-owned utilities' CEO compensation was up 26% in 2019 over 2018.

/ April 27, 2020
Southern Company CEO Tom Fanning on CNBC

Tom Fanning Floats Misleading Updated Greenhouse Gas Goal

The updated greenhouse gas goal, as described by Fanning, would allow Southern Company to claim “net-zero” emissions by taking credit for transportation electrification, despite the company’s continued use of fossil...

/ April 16, 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
Southern Co. CEO Tom Fanning dismissed conflicting comments from Georgia subsidiary about Southern's "low- to no-carbon" goals.

Tom Fanning defends Southern Company’s low- to no-carbon goal in misleading interview

Fanning dismissed conflicting testimony from Georgia Power subsidiary about Southern Company's "low- to no-carbon" goals.

/ June 3, 2019
Dalton Utilities Vogtle Nuclear Plant

Despite Spiraling Costs and Its Own Bungling, Southern Company Wants to Complete Vogtle Plant

This guest post about the Vogtle plant was authored by Dan Zegart and cross-posted from the Climate Investigations Center. With Southern Company’s board voting today to green light the completion of the...

/ August 30, 2017
Tom Fanning appears on CNBC on August 16, 2017.

Unlike CEO peers, Southern’s Tom Fanning declines to denounce Trump after Charlottesville

Unlike his CEO peers, Tom Fanning of Southern Co. declined to denounce Trump's response to white supremacy in the wake of Charlottesville.

/ August 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