Clean energy vision and goals
Our Clean Energy Vision
Successful execution of our strategy will enable us to achieve our clean energy initiatives.
Reduce our fossil fuel generation carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions by 50% from 2005 levels
Reduce our electric utility water supply by 75% from 2005 levels
Electrify 100% of our company-owned light-duty fleet vehicles
Partner to plant more than one million trees – one tree for each of our utility customers
Eliminate all coal from our generation fleet
Aspire to achieve net-zero CO₂ emissions from the electricity we generate
We will continue to review and update our Sustainable Energy strategy and Clean Energy Vision, based on future economic developments, evolving energy technologies and emerging trends in the communities we serve.
At Alliant Energy we are implementing our strategic plan to create a more sustainable future for our customers and communities.
Coal generation reduction
Our aspirational net-zero goal
Alliant Energy aspires to reach net-zero carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions by 2050 for the electricity we generate. In addition, we plan to continue exploring opportunities to eliminate and fully remove our CO₂ emissions from the environment. Our path will be guided by future policies, economic developments, evolving energy technologies and emerging trends in the communities we serve.
As we move forward, we will maintain sight of the fact that the energy we generate must remain affordable, safe and reliable. Through continued partnerships with customers, communities, regulators and stakeholders, we will successfully progress toward achieving our goals – and creating clean energy.
Our future plans
Our Clean Energy Blueprint is our guide to accelerate our transition to renewable energy and modern energy technologies to enhance the economic health and environment in the communities we serve.
Our one million tree goal
Our commitment to supporting the communities we serve extends to improving the natural environment for future generations. We’ve announced an initiative to donate and help plant more than one million trees – one tree for each of our utility customers – over the next decade.
In addition to providing shade, as these trees grow, they will naturally reduce greenhouse gases, improve water quality and provide wildlife habitat – making the future brighter and greener for our customers and communities for generations to come.
To make this happen, we’ll collaborate with organizations focusing on public forest restoration and preservation, urban forestry and non-profit partners dedicated to tree planting efforts in communities and rural areas across Iowa and Wisconsin.