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On the day after MATS decision, Bernstein sees only a limited reprieve for coal units

07/01/2015 In light of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling against the EPA's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS), Bernstein is saying that the coal plant retirement bloodletting by 2020 won’t be quite as bad as...

Largest Southern Co. subsidiary enters rooftop solar market

06/30/2015 The largest Southern Co. subsidiary will start selling and installing solar panels on homes Wednesday, a move that could broaden the alternative energy market and also worry the utility's competito...

Alabama Power reaches coal-fired power plant emissions control settlement


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice lodged a proposed modification with Alabama Power to further reduce coal-fired power plant emissions.

Southern Power exceeds 400-MW of solar energy development in GA


Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Co. (NYSE: SO), surpassed 400 MW of solar energy development in the state of Georgia.

DOE issues remaining $1.8bn nuclear loan guarantee for Plant Vogtle


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced it would issue the remaining $1.8 billion in loan guarantees for two new nuclear reactors under construction at Plant Vogtle in Georgia.

Analyst: Slim savings as cost of Georgia nuclear plant rises


A new analysis shows the rising cost of a nuclear plant in Georgia largely erodes the savings that Southern Co. secured after the project was first approved.

Day & Zimmermann signs nuclear power maintenance contract

06/22/2015 Day & Zimmermann said that its Engineering, Construction & Maintenance group was awarded a six-year alliance contract by Southern Nuclear, a unit of Southern Co. (NYSE: SO), for its nuclear...

Latest milestone reached at Plant Vogtle nuclear expansion project

06/19/2015 Georgia Power, a unit of Southern Co. (NYSE: SO), placed the CA04 module inside the Unit 4 nuclear island at the Plant Vogtle project site.

Nuclear must be part of U.S. energy future

06/08/2015 Nuclear energy must continue to be an essential part of the future U.S. energy mix, but building new nuclear power plants is not a feat that can be undertaken by anyone, one industry leader said.

Fitch cuts Mississippi Power credit rating on Kemper issues

06/08/2015 Fitch Ratings lowered its credit rating for Mississippi Power by one notch from A- to BBB+ Friday, saying there remain "elevated risks" of financial, regulatory and construction trouble a...

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