Southern Company



Southern Company is the second largest utility company in the U.S. Its subsidiaries Alabama Power, Georgia Power and Mississippi Power are effectively electricity monopolies in their respective states. The company is one of the largest secret funders of climate disinformation, spending at least $62 million on climate change deniers between 1993 and 2004, almost twice as much as the $33 million that Exxon spent in the same time period. For example, it paid for research conducted by Willie Soon, a climate change denier at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

Tax payers and rate payers had to foot a $7.5 billion bill for the failure of Southern Company’s so-called “clean coal” carbon-capture Kemper project in Mississippi that was never completed because the technology did not work. Southern also has a history of fighting solar power. In 2013, the company levied a $5 monthly fee per kilowatt hour on any customer who generated solar power in Alabama, effectively killing off the industry in the state.


Electricity, coal, nuclear, natural gas, hydro, solar, wind, biomass, telecommunications.

Southern Company was profiled as part of the report "Green" Multinationals Exposed: How the Energy Transition is Being Hijacked by Corporate Interests.


environment-related offenses$206,869,54039
employment-related offenses$17,320,2117
financial offenses$10,000,0001
safety-related offenses$2,005,56531
competition-related offenses$350,0001

(November 6, 2023)

Number of Records
Total Penalties
US$236,795,316 (November 6, 2023)
Information in this section is drawn from the Violation Tracker database produced by the Corporate Research Project of Good Jobs First in Washington DC. It is the most comprehensive source of data on business violations of laws and regulations in the United States. For specific examples of misconduct, please click on the links.


Videos & Podcasts
Clean Coal Proves to Be A Myth
Fraud Allegations Emerge at Troubled 'Clean Coal' Project As Southern Co. Records Multi-Billion Loss
Faces of Mississippi - The Effects of the Kemper County Power Plant on MS
Alabama Power to pay $222K over chemical spill, dead fish
Community organizers, Southern Equity team up to fight increasing bills from Georgia Power


Rising from the Ashes Chapter I: Everything Must Go Somewhere
Utilities: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Georgia Power & The Rate Case - What is going on??
Georgia Power facing class action lawsuit
Monroe County neighbors file lawsuit against Georgia Power over Plant Scherer
Mobile Baykeeper files federal lawsuit against Alabama Power over coal ash
Local activist protest Alabama Power's decision to disconnect customers for non payment
CorpWatch Stories
Matrix LLC – the Shadowy Firm That Helps NextEra Energy and Southern Company Fight Environmentalists

Pratap Chatterjee | CorpWatch | August 11, 2022

Two of the biggest U.S. energy utilities - NextEra and Southern Company – have been using Matrix LLC, a secretive political consulting firm in Montgomery, Alabama, to fight regulators and progressive politicians in states like Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Virginia, according to a slew of leaked internal memos.

Greenhouse Gangsters vs. Climate Justice

Kenny Bruno, Joshua Karliner & China Brotsky | CorpWatch | November 1999

As we hurtle into the twenty-first century, oil is still King. But it does not rule benevolently. Rather, the reign of those who control the politics of petroleum continues to undermine democracy while fostering human rights violations and environmental disasters across the Earth.

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Recent & Ongoing Campaigns
Georgia Power Rate Hike Request Generates Pushback from Public

The Advance News | December 7, 2022

“I’m tired of seeing companies making record profits … when good people working every day are not getting increases in their wages,” Linda Pritchett, a city council candidate in South Fulton, told members of the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC).

The Myth of 'Clean Coal': Power For Southern People, Not The Southern Power Company

Artis Burney | Common Dreams | October 15, 2022

Their stunning corporate greed and long history of disregard for the communities of color they disproportionately harm led Arm in Arm, a coalition dedicated to ending the climate crisis by centering racial and economic justice, to launch the Power 4 Southern People NOT Southern Power campaign.

Climate Activists Confront Alabama Power Company’s Formidable Influence

Melinda Tuhus | Between the Lines | March 9, 2022

In late February, climate justice activists from all over the U.S., along with a group called Arm in Arm, arrived in Birmingham, Alabama to support local residents in their fight against Alabama Power company.

Protect our water and defend our health from Georgia Power’s toxic coal ash!

Georgia Coal Ash | August 3, 2021

Let's come together to demand that Georgia Power clean up and safely contain its 92 million tons of toxic coal ash pollution that has been leaching into our groundwater and rivers across Georgia!

Sierra Club Launches Major Ad Campaign Exposing the “Dirty Truth” Behind Southern Company’s Climate Pledge

Sierra Club | July 13, 2021

Southern Company is greenwashing its climate commitment, and a new ad campaign by Sierra Club seeks to hold the utility accountable for its promises and alert ratepayers to the utility’s role in preventing a transition to clean energy.  

Local activist protest Alabama Power's decision to disconnect customers for non payment

Xavier Harris | WVTM13 | September 25, 2020

Since mid-March, no Alabama Power customer has been disconnected for non-payment.

CDLU Calls on Southern Company to Immediately Fire Balch & Bingham for Alleged Racist Misconduct

Consejo de Latinos Unidos | June 22, 2020

Consejo de Latinos Unidos (CDLU), a public charity and advocacy group, called on Southern Company to immediately cut ties with embattled law firm Balch & Bingham for alleged racist misconduct against African-Americans and alleged tokenism in hiring practices across the law firm’s footprint.

Activists to rally outside Public Service Commission against Georgia Power’s proposed rate hikes

Sierra Club | September 30, 2019

Activists from multiple environmental and social justice organizations plan to rally outside the Public Service Commission’s office at 4 p.m. Monday, September 30, to protest and raise awareness about Georgia Power’s proposed rate hikes on Georgians.

Nearly 700 Atlanta Gas Light Workers Join the Brotherhood

The Electrical Worker Online | July 2018

But in the summer of 2015, Southern Company — the second-largest utility company in the U.S. — announced it was buying AGL. The takeover was completed in 2016. AGL workers were making less than union utility workers in Georgia — in some cases up to $10 less an hour. After the merger, Galloway said, things got worse.

Citizens rally in PC to protest Gulf Power rate hike

Carey Brauer | NWF Daily News | January 29, 2017

Concerned Gulf Power customers came to the Florida Public Service Commission's public hearing Friday to voice their opinions on the company's proposed rate increase. And their opinions were nearly unanimous in opposing the hike.

Investors Send Strong Signal To Southern Company With 46% Vote: Align Operations With Low-Carbon Future

Investor Advocates for Social Justice | May 25, 2016

In an important climate-related vote today, 46% of its shareholders asked The Southern Company (SO) to report on how it plans to align its business operations with a 2 degrees Celsius global warming scenario, up from 34% last year.

Georgia Power tree-cutting draws protest

Curtis Compton | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | February 11, 2016

The construction work near the site is related to a large scale infrastructure project in Northwest Atlanta, but neighbors like Jenifer Firestone, a Cross Creek Condos resident, are questioning the need to remove some of the trees.

Major Investigations
& Lawsuits
Report: Alabama Power executives hire private investigator to spy on parent company CEO

Caleb Taylor | 1819 News | June 29, 2023

A private investigator was hired to spy on Southern Company CEO Tom Fanning in 2017 allegedly at the request of Alabama Power executives, according to a recent report in the Wall Street Journal.

APSC: Alabama Power to refund customers $62 million on August bills

Cynthia Gould | ABC News | February 7, 2023

The Alabama Public Service Commission heard a report Tuesday morning on actual year-end financial results for Alabama Power Company. The report stated the utility was above the allowed rate of return range by $62 million for 2022. That means customers are due a refund which will come this summer.

The investigation accuses Alabama Power of funneling money to local news sites for favorable reporting

Karine Delafosse | Local Today | December 23, 2022

What are the names of the news outlets you claim were run by Alabama Power? Yellowhammer News, Alabama Political Reporter and Alabama Today. And the interesting thing about two of these outlets is that Yellowhammer News and Alabama Political Reporter both launched in the same week in 2011.

Auditors Support Investigation Resulting in $8.4 Million Payment

Defense Contract Audit Agency | December 2, 2022

PowerSecure was accused of failing to provide certified cost or pricing data when negotiating a sole source contract for the repair and restoration of Puerto Rico's power grid following Hurricane Maria in September 2017.

Mobile Baykeeper, SELC sue Alabama Power to stop continued coal ash pollution in Mobile-Tensaw River Delta

Southern Environmental Law Center | September 26, 2022

For decades, coal ash at Plant Barry has been polluting groundwater with high levels of arsenic and other pollutants. Alabama Power’s plan to store millions of tons of coal ash in a pit next to the Mobile River and within Mobile-Tensaw River Delta ensures continued pollution.

Leaked: US power companies secretly spending millions to protect profits and fight clean energy

Mario Alejandro Ariza, Miranda Green & Annie Martin | The Guardian | July 27, 2022

“Southern Company and Alabama Power run the state of Alabama,” Dunn said. “They work off intimidating. You gotta bow down and kiss the ring.”

Customers, Conservation Groups File Federal Challenge against Alabama Power’s Discriminatory Solar Charges

Southern Environmental Law Center | March 31, 2021

A petition filed today with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) asserts that the Alabama Public Service Commission (PSC) violated federal law when it allowed Alabama Power to impose punitive charges against customers with on-site solar.

The Southern Company Settles “Clean Coal” Class Action at $87.5 Million

Jeff Lubitz | ISS Insights | October 26, 2020

The initial complaint, filed on January 17, 2017, detailed allegations that the utility company failed to build a coal gasification (or “clean coal”) plant in Mississippi.

Lawsuit says Plant Scherer coal ash is ‘poisoning’ locals

Max Blau | Georgia Health News | July 29, 2020

The mass tort lawsuit, filed Wednesday morning in the Superior Court of Fulton County, where Georgia Power is based, claims that coal ash stored in an unlined basin has contaminated the groundwater surrounding the plant site.

Alabama Power long paid PR firm tied to fake crowd scandal

Clarion Ledger | May 25, 2018

Documents filed with federal regulators show a California public relations company that hired people to attend public hearings on a New Orleans power project was paid millions by Alabama Power Co. dating back to the 1990s.

Health, Environmental Harms Ignored at Vogtle VCM 18 Hearings

Gloria Tatum | Georgia Watch | May 21, 2018

At the Eighteenth Semi-Annual Vogtle Construction Monitoring (VCM) proceedings, Georgia Power’s hand is out again to request approval from the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) for 448 million dollars invested in the construction of two new nuclear power reactors, Unit 3 and Unit 4, between July 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017. Advocates and commissioners alike focused on financial issues involving Vogtle, once again ignoring the health and environmental issues.

Fired engineer sues, saying Southern Co. retaliated over Kemper Co. power plant concerns

Jeff Amy | Clarion Ledger | August 8, 2017

A fired engineer at a now-aborted Mississippi Power Co. plant sued the utility's parent company Tuesday, saying an order to reinstate him is being ignored.


Environmental Impacts
As climate warms, Georgia Power seeks to add more fossil fuels

Drew Kann | The Atlanta-Journal Constitution | October 27, 2023

Georgia Power says it needs significantly more capacity to generate electricity to meet customer needs in the years ahead than previously projected. And in a filing Friday with state regulators, the utility said it wants to burn more climate-warming fossil fuels to bridge most of that gap.

Warned of ‘massive’ climate-led extinction, a US energy firm funded crisis denial ads

Geoff Dembicki | The Guardian | June 8, 2022

Southern Company spent $62.1m over the years to deny the impact of fossil fuel combustion on climate crisis.

Alabama Power to pay state fine, stop coal burning at plant

NBC 15 News | January 24, 2022

Alabama Power Co. will pay $75,000 in fines and stop burning coal in a unit that released too much hydrochloric acid at a generating plant north of Mobile under an agreement with state environmental regulators.

How a Powerful Company Convinced Georgia to Let It Bury Toxic Waste in Groundwater

Max Blau | ProPublica | January 18, 2022

For the past several years, Georgia Power has gone to great lengths to skirt the federal rule requiring coal-fired power plants to safely dispose of massive amounts of toxic waste they produced. But previously unreported documents obtained by ProPublica show that the company’s efforts were more extensive than publicly known.

Gambling ‘America’s Amazon’

Isabelle Chapman | CNN | December 5, 2021

Alabama’s largest utility plans to bury a heap of toxic coal waste in one of North America’s most biodiverse river systems. Experts say it will put one of the nation’s most pristine wetlands at risk.

Report: Georgia Power coal ash ponds leaking toxins into groundwater

Maya T. Prabhu | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | December 13, 2018

Eleven of Georgia’s 12 coal-powered plants are leaking chemicals into the groundwater, according to a study by a group of environmentalists that was released Thursday. Ten of those 11 plants are owned by Georgia Power, the state’s leading energy supplier.

Southern Company CEO and Edison Electric Institute Chairman Tom Fanning’s Climate Change Denial

Matt Kasper | Energy & Policy Institute | April 30, 2017

In the month since Tom Fanning, the CEO of Southern Company and current chairman of the Edison Electric Institute, said that carbon dioxide was not a primary contributor to global warming, no other utility leaders have disputed or criticized his remarks, despite the industry’s self-proclaimed commitment to climate action.

Environmental agency to fine Alabama Power $1.25 million

Kim Chandler | Seattle Times | March 2, 2018

Alabama Power Co. faces a $1.25 million fine for groundwater contamination at five power plants because of coal ash, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management announced Friday.

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

Gabe Elsner & Matt Kasper | Energy & Policy Institute | February 23, 2015

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.

US: Eight States and N.Y.C. Sue Top Five U.S. Global Warming Polluters

Environmental Media Services | July 21, 2004

Companies sued in this action include: American Electric Power Company; the Southern Company; Tennessee Valley Authority; Xcel Energy Inc.; and Cinergy Corporation. Together, they own or operate 174 fossil fuel burning power plants in 20 states that emit some 650 million tons of carbon dioxide each year...

Anti-pollution activists take complaints to Panhandle utility

Herald-Tribune | March 13, 2002

Clean Up Southern Company, a Washington, D.C.-based coalition of 137 health and environmental groups, presented originals of the 55,000 form letters Tuesday at the company's headquarters in Atlanta. They were signed by Florida and Georgia residents.

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Employment Practices
& Relations
Federal Lawsuit Filed by Cohen Milstein Alleges Second Largest Utility Company in U.S. Miscalculated Retiree Pensions Resulting in Underpayment

Cohen Milstein | October 25, 2022

Plaintiffs allege that Southern Company, the parent company to Southern Company Gas, Alabama Power Company, Georgia Power Company, AGL Resources, Nicor Gas, and Virginia Natural Gas, among other utility companies, is shortchanging their retirees or their surviving spouse...

Analysis: Georgia Power Company Overcharges Customers by $1.87 Billion

Solar Energy Industries Association | October 20, 2022

GPC is now proposing a significant rate hike that will charge Georgians an additional $16.29 per month on average, as well as a steep $200 interconnection fee for rooftop solar customers.

Alabama allows largest utility to increase ‘solar tax’ - guts state solar industry

Catherine Lane | Solar Reviews | February 22, 2022

The fee, which critics call the ‘solar tax’, is billed monthly to power company Alabama Power’s customers who install solar panels to generate their own electricity.

Powerless in Homewood: Alabama Power ‘not doing enough’ about frequent outages, surges

Malique Rankin | CBS 42 | February 23, 2021

Homewood business owners tell CBS 42 they’ve been left in the dark while trying to get to the bottom of power outage problems that have spanned years.

Georgia approves almost $1.8B in rate hikes to cover coal ash clean up

Catherine Morehouse | Utility Dive | December 19, 2019

Georgia approved an almost $1.8 billion rate hike for the state’s monopoly utility on Tuesday intended to pay for the cost of cleaning up the company’s coal ash ponds. The rates will allow Georgia Power to charge customers an extra $4 monthly by 2022, with an initial $2 hike beginning 2021.

Reeves' Kemper Bill Let Mississippi Power Shift $1 Billion to Customers

Ashton Pittman | Jackson Free Press | June 20, 2019

Mississippi Power's gambit to build a first-of-its kind "clean coal" plant in one of the poorest counties in Mississippi failed, but not before state ratepayers helped finance its construction to the tune of billions with the permission of state leaders, including Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves.

Kemper whistleblower sues Southern Co. for retaliation

Kendra Ablaza | Mississippi Today | August 10, 2017

A former Southern Company engineer who blew the whistle on problems at the Kemper County power plant is suing his former bosses for retaliation.

Southern Company executives earn millions in incentives

Thomas Gardiner | Savannah Now | May 28, 2017

Executives of the parent company financing Plant Vogtle’s two new reactors continue to be awarded millions in incentives despite it being behind schedule and billions over budget, and many shareholders are not happy about it.

Georgia Power settles disability discrimination lawsuit for $1.6 million

Kevin McGowan | Bloomberg | November 16, 2016

Georgia Power Co. has agreed to pay almost $1.6 million to settle a lawsuit alleging the utility violated federal law by refusing to hire applicants and firing employees with disabilities that it believed posed safety threats without making individual assessments...

The Southern Company Lawsuit

Georgia Coalition for the Peoples' Agenda | April 4, 2003

Seven current and former employees of Southern Company and its subsidiaries Georgia Power Company, Southern Company Services and Southern Company Energy Solutions ("Southern Company") have filed a proposed class action lawsuit alleging that Southern Company discriminates against its African-American employees with respect to pay and promotions and subjects those employees to a racially hostile work environment.

Fred Taylor Leads Southern Company Protest, 1986

Atlanta University Center | 1986

Fred Taylor is shown singing freedom songs to kick off a demonstration to protest Southern Company's purchase of South African coal.

Around the Nation; Nonunionists on the Job In Georgia Power Strike

The New York Times | July 10, 1981

Nonunion employees of Georgia's largest electric utility were on the job today as electrical workers struck the Georgia Power Company for the first time in 50 years.


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How the natural gas industry cozies up to utility regulators

Emily Pontecorvo | Grist | March 27, 2023

Last November, in a vast conference hall at a Marriott hotel in New Orleans, utility executive Kim Greene took the stage. Greene, the CEO of Southern Company Gas, a Georgia-based conglomerate that owns gas utilities across four states, was the first to speak on a panel titled “The Role for Natural Gas in America’s Clean Energy Future.”

The gas industry is under fire. It’s hiring Democratic politicians to help.

Maxine Joselow | The Washington Post | February 2, 2023

The group, dubbed Natural Allies for a Clean Energy Future, comes as Democratic leaders across the country restrict gas use to fight climate change... Natural Allies is backed by TC Energy, the Canadian pipeline giant behind the controversial Keystone XL project, and Southern Company, one of the biggest U.S. utilities.

Utilities Lobbying to Slow Energy Transition in United States

InfluenceMap | April 14, 2022

For example, in 2021, CenterPoint Energy and Southern Company both supported state anti-electrification bills preempting municipal gas bans.

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

Daniel Tait | Energy & Policy Institute | April 30, 2020

Southern’s current lobbying disclosure policy allowed for secret expenditures to the Utility Air Regulatory Group, which litigated against environmental regulations. The company does not publish or report total lobbying expenditures in Alabama or Georgia despite employing almost 50 lobbyists in the two states, according to state records.

Mississippi Power play: Utility isn’t reluctant to flex political muscle in Legislature

Steve Wilson | Bigger Pie Forum | July 20, 2016

The investor-owned utility, a subsidiary of the Southern Company, spent more than $444,000 to lobby the Legislature in 2013 for passage of a bill that allowed the company to issue a 20-year bond up to $1 billion payable by its ratepayers.

Who's Fighting the Clean Power Plan and EPA Action on Climate Change?

Union of Concerned Scientists | April 13, 2016

Internal emails made public by a 2014 New York Times investigation revealed that Southern Company lobbied state attorneys general to urge a federal court to “set aside” the Clean Power Plan proposal.

Southern Company, a lobbying powerhouse, fights new carbon rules

Daniel Malloy | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | August 31, 2013

A formidable political force, Southern has long had a hand in shaping national energy policy. Now, faced with stricter emissions controls for greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, it is battling back hard. Southern spent $15.5 million on lobbying efforts in Washington in 2012, the highest annual tally on record for the company...

2011: A Banner Year for Energy Lobbying

Brian Smith | Earthjustice | December 20, 2011

At the top of the list we find Southern Co., which spent $2.1 million in the third quarter of 2011 and $2.1 million in the second quarter of 2011. Southern Company has fought relentlessly against clean air rules.

Ga. Power lobbyists push hard on nuke charges

Henry Herald | February 21, 2009

The hallway outside the chamber of the Georgia Senate was thick with lobbyists as lawmakers voted recently on legislation allowing Georgia Power to charge ratepayers early for interest charges in a multi-billion-dollar nuclear expansion.

Electric Utilities Gave Millions to Blackout Investigators

Center for Responsive Politics | September 3, 2003

Southern Company, one of the largest electricity distributors in the country, is the second most generous donor to the committee, with $481,500 in contributions.

Energy Task Force Documents Show Industry Influence

Cat Lazaroff | Environment News Service | May 22, 2002

Energy giant Southern Company, a group that contributed $1,626,507 to Republican candidates and the GOP from 1999 to 2002, had contact with the task force seven times.

Gulf Power Co. Agrees to Plead Guilty in Mysterious Case

Mark Rice | AP News | October 31, 1989

Gulf Power Co. has agreed to plead guilty to making illegal political contributions and pay a $500,000 fine in a mysterious case that includes an executive’s death in a plane crash and dead canaries left on a doorstep.

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Tax Havens
& Evasion
Utility’s PR Chief Quits After Political Scandal

Los Angeles Times | November 7, 1989

Gulf Power pleaded guilty to two federal charges of illegal campaign contributions and tax evasion. It also paid a $500,000 fine.

Major Projects
Georgia Power coal ash plan comes under fire

Dave Williams | The Current Georgia | September 28, 2023

Georgia environmental activists urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Wednesday not to let coal ash ponds at several coal plants operated by Georgia Power continue contaminating nearby groundwater.

Alabama Power will not build controversial Chandler Mountain project

Brandon Moseley | Alabama Today | August 17, 2023

A controversial Alabama Power Company (APC) proposal to build a 15,000-acre pumped storage facility between St. Clair and Etowah Counties has been nixed by the company after landowners, the community, and an increasing number of elected officials came out against the Chandler Mountain Pumped Storage Project.

Long-Delayed Vogtle Nuclear Unit Goes Online

Scott Judy | ENR Southeast | August 2, 2023

On July 31, roughly seven years later than expected, utility Georgia Power and contractor Bechtel celebrated bringing into commercial operation the first new nuclear plant in the U.S. in more than 30 years... Continual delays would inflate the original $14-billion cost figure to roughly $21.4 billion, according to the latest estimates made by state construction monitors.

The Kemper project just collapsed. What it signifies for CCS

Kristi E Swartz | Energy Wire | October 26, 2021

The project, which was half of a multimillion-dollar power plant in Mississippi intended to gasify lignite coal and store its captured carbon emissions, was imploded by Southern Co.’s Mississippi Power unit earlier this month because the equipment was no longer needed.

Alabama Power's Coosa dam license tossed by court. What's next?

Andrew J. Yawn | Montgomery Adviser | August 24, 2018

The loss of Alabama Power’s Coosa River dam license is the conclusion of a multi-year litigation that ended in July with a U.S. Court of Appeals panel of judges ruling the license — issued in 2013 — did not adequately account for the negative effects the operations would have on Coosa River flora and fauna.

Southern Co. unit to sell 33% of solar assets for $1.2B

Iulia Gheorghiu | Dive Wire | May 24, 2018

Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power is selling about one third of its 1.7 GW portfolio of solar facilities to Global Atlantic Financial Group for $1.175 billion.

Risky projects a cloud over Southern Co.

Russell Grantham | The Atlanta Journal | February 10, 2017

With the region’s economy growing and its job market still drawing transplants, giant utility Southern Co. should be enjoying fair weather. Yet clouds keep lingering – and in some cases building — over Atlanta-based Southern.

How a US energy company tried to sell its failing ‘clean coal’ project to the world

Zach Boren | Unearthed | November 8, 2016

A new look into Southern’s PR operations over the past few years suggests that selling the technology abroad was central to the project’s business model, and the company pursued that in spite of the mounting problems.

Piles of Dirty Secrets Behind a Model ‘Clean Coal’ Project

Ian Urbina | The New York Times | July 5, 2016

The plant and its owner, Southern Company, are the focus of a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation, and ratepayers, alleging fraud, are suing the company. Members of Congress have described the project as more boondoggle than boon.

The Law Offices of Vincent Wong Launches an Investigation of the Board of Directors of PowerSecure International, Inc. Concerning the Sale of the Company to Southern Company

Market Screener | March 22, 2016

The investigation concerns whether the Board of PowerSecure International breached their fiduciary duties to stockholders by failing to adequately shop the Company before agreeing to enter into this transaction, and whether Southern Company is underpaying for PowerSecure International shares.

Alabama Power to close coal-fired units, switch others to natural gas

Jennifer Van Burkleo | Power Engineering | August 1, 2014

Alabama Power, a unit of Southern Co. (NYSE: SO), says federal regulations have forced the utility to close two coal-fired units and reduce or eliminate the use of coal at two more power plants by 2016.

Small group protests Mississippi Power project plans

WLOX | January 21, 2010

The Sierra Club and two other groups held a protest Thursday afternoon outside Mississippi Power Company's headquarters in downtown Gulfport.

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