Alliant Energy expands emissions goals

Published on July 20, 2023 by Liz Carey

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On Tuesday, the Alliant Energy Corporation announced it was expanding its emissions goal as part of its Clean Energy Vision, on the same day it released its 2023 Corporate Responsibility Report.

The report, which provides details on Alliant’s progress toward its environmental, social and governance initiatives, highlights the company’s use of a diverse mix of energy sources. The company also released its expanded goal for reducing carbon dioxide emissions. The new goal will include all EPA reported greenhouse gases, including methane emissions from its natural gas distribution operations.

“We’re proud to deliver energy solutions that our customers and communities count on every day,” said John Larsen, Board Chair & CEO, Alliant Energy. “As we continue consistent execution of our strategy, we are pleased to transparently demonstrate our actions and purpose in motion. We know our plans and future actions will make a difference in creating a healthier environment for future generations.”

The updated emission reductions include refreshing the current 2040 goal to include reducing the greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent from 2005 levels.

“The expansion of our clean energy goals bolsters our commitment to creating a diverse portfolio of generating facilities that ensures we continue to deliver reliable energy for all customers,” said Barbara Tormaschy, Senior Vice President Sustainable & Regulatory Strategy, Alliant Energy. “Based on retail sales, 40% of the energy we supplied to customers in 2022 was renewable. The investments we make today are creating tremendous value for customers now and in the future. We look forward to continuing to provide the energy solutions our customers need, safely, reliably and sustainably.”