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ways the federal government can provide more
resources for low-income energy assistance,
including LIHEAP and weatherization.
“It’s important to us to do the forum because
it helps to foster constructive dialogue and
durable relationships of trust between us and our
stakeholders. We get to hear about our stakeholders’
concerns and they get a better understanding
of the things we’re working on,” said Jim Kerr,
Southern Company executive vice president,
chief legal officer and chief compliance officer.
Southern Company engages at COP27
The Conference of Parties (COP) is an annual
meeting of governments that have signed the
UN Framework Convention of Climate Change
(UNFCCC) to discuss how to jointly address climate
change, mainly related to the Paris Agreement.
The conference is attended by government leaders
as well as representatives from businesses, nongovernmental organizations, media and others.
Representing Southern Company at COP27 in
Egypt last November were Dr. Mark Berry, senior
vice president of Research and Development, and
Melissa Horton, senior director of Governmental
Affairs. They were joined by other electric utilities
and organizations like Edison Electric Institute and
the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).
Dr. Berry spoke on a panel discussion on resilience
in the power sector at the invitation of EPRI and
separately on the clean energy transition and how
Southern Company is committed to advancing
racial equity and social justice.
Area of Opportunity
Impacting policy decisions takes patience and
commitment to stay engaged in the conversation.
As a founding member of the Bipartisan Policy
Center’s Alliance, we continue to work with
partners and policymakers to support ideas that
promote equity, health and opportunity for all
We will work to find ways
to integrate our Moving to
Equity commitments with
the application of federal
grants and appropriation
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