Alliant to plant 1 million trees
MADISON, Wis. — Alliant Energy released its 2021 Corporate Responsibility Report (CRR), highlighting advancements in renewable energy and progress on the clean energy vision. The report focuses on the company’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) programs and the continued emphasis on served communities.
The success of the strategy has yielded the following achievements:
42 percent CO2 reduction since 2005.
1,100 megawatts (MW) of coal retired with plans of retiring another 1,300 MW by the end of 2024.
10 percent of light-duty fleet vehicles are electric.
66 percent water reduction since 2005.
“We take great pride in advancing a more sustainable future through our purpose-driven strategy to serve customers and build stronger communities,” said Alliant Energy Chair, President and CEO John Larsen. “It’s one of the many reasons I am pleased to announce our plan to add more than one million trees to our service areas over the next decade, in honor of our customers.”
To achieve this goal, Alliant Energy will partner with organizations and communities throughout Iowa and Wisconsin in support of public forest restoration and preservation, urban forestry projects and other tree planting efforts.
The new tree planting initiative is in addition to plans to expand solar energy generation and build out the connected energy network while focusing on building a stronger, more diverse energy grid.
Collectively, these initiatives are positioning Alliant Energy to achieve sustainability goals, which include eliminating all coal from the generation fleet by 2040 and achieving net-zero carbon dioxide emissions from the electricity generated by 2050. These goals are part of Alliant Energy’s Clean Energy Blueprint, the company’s roadmap to a cleaner, more reliable and resilient energy generation future.