Southern spokesman Steve Higginbottom told EE News:
"It's really about the efficient deployment of resources. Really, we felt it was in the best interest of our customers and shareholders to not move forward with the expanded CCS project at Plant Barry." He added, "The current economic conditions also factored into the decision."Southern says it will continue to invest in CCS. President Obama backs CCS, having recently his Administration's goal of bring five to 10 commercial CCS demonstrations online by 2016. It's worth repeating that there are no large scale CCS projects online in the US.