A cleaner energy future, one vehicle at a time

Electric vehicle (EV) adoption is on the rise. With major automakers like Volvo and countries such as China announcing the movement toward EVs only, it’s apparent that gasoline-powered vehicles might become a thing of the past.

EVs not only provide a smooth, easy ride; they are also eco-friendly. They run on electric-powered drivetrains and don’t emit direct carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. According to epa.gov, the typical gasoline-powered passenger vehicle emits about 4.7 metric tons of CO2 per year.

The choice is simple when presented with the facts that EVs:

  • Reduce direct CO2 emissions into the environment
  • Can travel up to 200 miles on one charge
  • Cost less to maintain than a typical gas-powered vehicle engine

And now, you can receive up to $500 for the purchase of a new electric vehicle. Learn more about EVs and incentives at alliantenergy.com/ev.

Building sun power projects in Wisconsin

Our 730-megawatt natural gas-fired West Riverside Energy Center is under construction near Beloit and is expected to be complete in late 2019. In 2020, we’ll add a unique piece to the generating station: a 4- to 5-megawatt solar garden. Its power will be used to offset part of the natural gas facility’s energy use to make it more sustainable.

Supporting the United Nations sustainability goals

The United Nations has created a 15-year plan to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and protect the planet. The plan is presented in 17 steps, called Sustainable Development Goals. We’re aligning our company with this worldwide movement. Read our Corporate Sustainability Report and look for icons showing our progress and plans toward this vision of a brighter future. 


The value of Green-e certification

The Second Nature program is Green-e® Energy certified and meets the environmental and consumer-protection standards set forth by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions. Learn more at www.green-e.org

Second NatureTM is sold in blocks of kilowatt-hours (kWh) for non-residential customers or matches 100%, 50% or 25% of electricity usage for residential customers. This table provides Second Nature's renewable resource mix in 2017, as well as the 2018 projected resource mix.
Green-e Energy eligible new renewables in Second Nature2
2017 - Historic 2018 Prospective
100% Generation Location 100% Generation Location
Solar 1.79% Wisconsin 1.55% Wisconsin
Solar 0.01% Iowa 0.01% Iowa
Wind 74.87% Iowa 98.43% Iowa
Wind 9.52% Wisconsin
Gaseous biomass
(landfill gas)
13.8% Wisconsin

1. 2018 Prospective figures reflect the renewables that we have contracted to provide. Actual figures may vary according to resource availability. We will annually report to you before August 1 of next year in the form of a Historic Product Content Label the actual resource mix of the electricity you purchased. 2017 Historic figures reflect the power delivered to Second Nature’s customers in 2017.

2. New Renewables come from generation facilities that first began commercial operation within the past 15 years. For comparison, the current average mix of resources supplying Alliant Energy includes: coal (40%), purchased power (37%), natural gas (17%), wind (5%), and other (1 %). Source: Alliant Energy Corporation Form 10K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017.

The average home in the United States uses 897 kWh per month. [Source: U.S. EIA, 2016]

For specific information about this electricity product, please contact Alliant Energy at 1-800-972-5325 or alliantenergy.com/secondnature.

Second Nature is Green-e Energy certified, and meets the environmental and consumer-protection standards set forth by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions. Learn more at www.green-e.org.