We just released our 2016 Corporate Sustainability Report, detailing progress to advance clean energy and stewardship.
We’ve introduced a new target of reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions 40 percent by 2030 from 2005 levels. CO2 emissions continue to decrease due to additional renewable energy, increased use of efficient natural gas-fired generation and the transition of coal generation facilities.
We also expanded on our past environmental reports by highlighting a significant reduction in nitrogen oxides (NOX), sulfur dioxide (SO2) and mercury emissions.
“Alliant Energy has been taking actions for many years to reduce emissions and this CO2 target is consistent with the clean energy path we’ve been following,” said Alliant Energy’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Patricia Kampling.
In addition, the report showcases sustainability efforts, community support, corporate giving and workplace practices. “Our accomplishments highlight the power of collaboration with our customers and communities,” Kampling said. “By providing innovative and cost-effective solutions, we help our customers meet their sustainability goals today and in the future.”
Key report highlights include:
- Clean air – expected reduction in CO2 , SO2, mercury and NOX from 2005 levels.
- Future energy resource plans – increased reliance on natural gas, wind and solar.
- Community support – continued donations to funds helping those in need with heating costs.
- Customer service – top quartile ranking in JD Power Customer Satisfaction studies.
- Charitable activity – corporate and employee giving and volunteering in Iowa and Wisconsin.
Other areas of interest include:
- Safety: See our programs and performance measures. Our first priority is that nobody gets hurt.
- Workplace: Learn more about our six employee resource groups.
- Reliability: Take a look at our plans to strengthen the power grid and natural gas infrastructure.
Our 2016 Corporate Sustainability Report is available at alliantenergy.com/sustainability