Statement on Release of Ameren Missouri's Integrated Resource Plan
Today, Ameren Corporation established a net-zero carbon emissions goal by 2050 across all its operations in Missouri and Illinois. The company also announced its largest-ever expansion of clean solar and wind generation.
The clean energy expansion is included in the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) of Ameren Missouri. The IRP is a triennial filing that sets forth Ameren Missouri’s preferred plan to transform its electricity generation portfolio over the coming decades.
“The Nature Conservancy in Missouri is encouraged to see Ameren’s vision and carbon-free goal," said Adam McLane, Missouri State Director for The Nature Conservancy in Missouri. "Reducing carbon emissions is critical to addressing climate change that impacts us all. In order to avoid the worst effects of climate change and help society and nature adapt to the impacts we are already experiencing, we must reach net zero emissions by 2050."
The Nature Conservancy in Missouri stands ready to work with Ameren, state and local governments, and a wide cross-section of partners, to make this goal a reality.
"The Nature Conservancy in Missouri stands ready to work with Ameren, state and local governments, and a wide cross-section of partners, to make this goal a reality by supporting the responsible deployment of renewable energy, retiring coal plants and putting nature to work. Nature offers valuable climate solutions through conservation, restoration and improved land management of our forests, grasslands and wetlands. Ameren’s carbon-free goal is pivotal for Missouri and provides opportunity for both people and nature to thrive.”
The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at an unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. Working in 72 countries and territories: 38 by direct conservation impact and 34 through partners, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.