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A Fair Green Deal for the Last Coal Plant in Mississippi

Late in 2021, Southern Company, the giant utility headquartered in Atlanta, announced it would pursue the retirement or conversion of 15 coal-fired generation units at its power plants, totaling nearly 9,000 MW of capacity. One Southern-owned plant was conspicuously absent from those plans: the Red Hills Generating…

What Do We Know about Utility Shutoffs of Vulnerable Families during COVID-19?

As households across the United States began to feel the multifaceted impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of grassroots organizers rallied for a moratorium that would protect vulnerable customers facing disconnections from their utility. Disconnecting households for unpaid energy bills would have meant the loss of critical energy services…