Alliant Energy sets goals for net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, no coal by 2040

Utility provider accomplishes 30 percent carbon-free goal 10 years early

Alliant Energy is seeking to have net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, along with the elimination of coal from its facilities by 2040, the company announced Wednesday morning in its corporate responsibility report.

“It’s a big statement,” said Jeff Hanson, director of environmental services and corporate sustainability for Alliant.

It doesn’t necessarily mean Alliant is aiming to stop all use of fossil fuels by 2050, Hanson said.

“There still may be some fossil-based generation — natural gas generation most likely,” Hanson said. “But any CO2 emissions that are released by those sites would be offset.”

Alliant already has been reducing its coal footprint, announcing two months ago the closure of a coal plant in eastern Wisconsin.

Ken Notes:Thank you! What a great commitment. Working together we can do great things....

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