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Clean Energy & Sustainability

A national leader in new energy sources

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first-hand experience

We’re passionate about clean energy and sustainability.

Talk about climate change is not a political argument here. Our local governments recognize that clean energy and sustainability are a necessity. Why? We have first-hand experience in managing significant, devastating weather events.

From major floods in 2008 and 2016 to a debilitating derecho in 2020, we’ve seen it and lived it. As a result, the City of Cedar Rapids and Linn County are national leaders in this conversation. Both have dedicated sustainability staff managers.

A Groundbreaking Action Plan

The City of Cedar Rapids was one of the first in the nation to implement a Community Climate Action Plan, which you can find here:

Committed to Resource Protection

Linn County is also on the cutting edge of sustainability

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Here’s what others are saying about our city’s aggressive approach to sustainability

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Our Utility Companies

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Alliant Energy

Alliant Energy provides electric and natural gas to nearly 1.4 million customers in Iowa and Wisconsin. Alliant is currently 31% carbon-free energy, with plans to be 42% renewable by 2024.

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Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO) is Iowa’s largest cooperative energy provider that generates and transmits power to its member owners. Seven electric cooperatives serve our region.

CIPCO is nearly 60% carbon-free today and plans to reduce its supply of fossil fuels to less than a third of its total energy supply by 2028.

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MidAmerican Energy

MidAmerican Energy provides electric and natural gas service to nearly 1.6 million customers in Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska and South Dakota. The company owns and operates a diverse and growing portfolio of power generating assets, as well as an expanding transmission and distribution infrastructure.

MidAmerican Energy delivers 88.5% of all electricity from renewable resources.