Alliant Energy announces new accelerated sustainability goals
Posted: Wed, Jul 22, 2020 10:57 AM
Alliant Energy is announcing a new goal of achieving net-zero carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2050 from electricity the company generates and a new goal of eliminating all coal from its generation fleet by 2040.
The company's Clean Energy Vision now includes the following accelerated goals:
- By 2030, achieving a 50 percent reduction in CO2 emissions – up from its prior goal of 40 percent.
- By 2040, eliminating all coal from its generation fleet – 10 years faster than the previous target.
- By 2050, meeting a new aspirational goal of net-zero CO2 emissions from electricity the company generates.
Alliant Energy continues exploring opportunities to fully remove its CO2 emissions from the environment. A news release from the company says the goal "will be guided by future economic developments, evolving energy technologies and emerging trends in the communities it serves."
The Alliant Energy Corporate Responsibility Report can be accessed at www.alliantenergy.com/responsibility