In another example of the changing energy landscape here in Iowa, Alliant Energy recently released their "2017 Corporate Sustainability Report" which details the company's efforts at modernizing their energy production while ensuring a net positive environmental impact.
The release from the company states: "Alliant Energy showed its progress toward a sustainable future by reducing carbon emissions 34 percent since 2005 and increasing its investments in renewable energy. The company also cut fossil fuel generation water withdrawals by over 25 percent since 2005 with plans targeting a reduction of 75 percent by 2030."
This is a great step; another by a regional company dedicated to providing clean energy for its customers. Overall, the state of Iowa has reduced its usage of coal energy by 55.7% in the last 12 years.