(Adds company comment in third paragraph)
BOSTON, March 27 U.S. regional power utility
Southern Company plans to produce a full report on its
renewable energy projects, an activist group said on Thursday.
The Oakland, California-based As You Sow foundation said in
return for Southern's planned report, it has withdrawn a
shareholder resolution calling on the Atlanta-based utility to
outline steps it could take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
In an email to Reuters late on Thursday, a Southern Company
representative said: "This information-sharing agreement will
highlight Southern Company's development of renewable resources.
Southern Company will continue developing the full energy
portfolio - nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables
and energy efficiency - to best meet customers' energy needs
with clean, safe, reliable and affordable power."
Activists have struck similar deals lately with other
utilities including one earlier this month by Exxon Mobil Corp
(Reporting by Ross Kerber; Editing by Marguerita Choy and Ken