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Tell Southern Company to Invest in Wind!

Green America member Eleanor Hand, a long-time Georgia resident and Southern Company shareholder, is working with allies in the Southeast to encourage Southern Company to adopt wind energy.

Georgia-based Southern Company is known for dragging its feet and obstructing the development of affordable clean energy that would create thousands of good green jobs in the Southeast. Southern Company has actively blocked state legislation to promote solar energy competitiveness and has delayed the development of offshore wind on Georgia’s coast for five years (even though Southern Company’s own research demonstrates the viability of wind). At the same time Southern Company continues to operate the three largest carbon polluting plants in the nation and is attempting to build the first new nuclear power plants in 30 years.

But now, Southern Company has the chance to step-up and become a clean-energy leader! South Carolina utility Santee Cooper is looking for investors in its trail-blazing Palmetto Wind Project which seeks to install nearly 80 MW of offshore wind off the coast of South Carolina. This regional approach to the development of offshore wind will allow Southern Company to quickly offer its customers wind generated power. The knowledge gained about the development of offshore wind energy can be applied to the timely development of leases off the coast of Georgia.

Will you join Eleanor Hand and Green America in telling Southern Company to join the Palmetto Wind project, and to become a leader in clean offshore wind energy?



Thomas A. Fanning, President and CEO;
Art Beattie, Chief Financial Officer;
Anthony Topazi, Chief Operating Officer;
Chris Hobson, Chief Environmental Officer;
Paul Bewers, CEO, Georgia Power;
and members of the Board:

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