If you have heard the name Southern Company or Tom Fanning a lot recently, you might casually dismiss it as a plain old, run-of-the-mill Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon. If you haven't heard of this type of cognitive bias before, I expect you will hear it a lot from now on.
On the other hand, it may be because Tom Fanning and Southern Company have been busy. Tom has been very active in industry leadership. He is serving as EEI chairman this year and is chairman of the Electricity Sub-Sector Coordinating Council, the principal liaison between the electric sector and the federal government for coordinating efforts against cyber threats and physical terrorism. Moreover, Southern Company, under Tom's leadership, is taking positions across a curiously wide spectrum of the nation's energy value chain.
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Interview with Tom Fanning, part 1.
Interview with Tom Fanning, part 2.