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This excerpt taken from the LNT 10-Q filed May 4, 2009.
Environmental - A summary of Alliant Energy’s environmental matters is included in the 2008 Form 10-K and has not changed materially from the items reported in the 2008 Form 10-K, except as described below.

 

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This excerpt taken from the LNT 10-K filed Feb 27, 2009.
Environmental - The United States of America (U.S.) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administers certain federal regulatory programs and has delegated the administration of other environmental regulatory programs to the applicable state environmental agencies. In general, the state agencies have jurisdiction over air and water quality, hazardous substances management and transportation, and solid waste management requirements. In certain cases, the state environmental agencies have delegated the administration of environmental programs to local agencies. Alliant Energy, IPL and WPL are subject to these environmental regulations as a result of their current and past operations.

 

This excerpt taken from the LNT 10-Q filed Oct 31, 2008.
Environmental - A summary of Alliant Energy’s environmental matters is included in the combined Annual Report on Form 10-K filed by Alliant Energy, IPL and WPL for the year ended Dec. 31, 2007 and has not changed materially from the items reported in the 2007 Form 10-K, except as described below.

 

This excerpt taken from the LNT 10-Q filed Aug 6, 2008.
Environmental - A summary of Alliant Energy’s environmental matters is included in the combined Annual Report on Form 10-K filed by Alliant Energy, IPL and WPL for the year ended Dec. 31, 2007 and has not changed materially from the items reported in the 2007 Form 10-K, except as described below.

 

This excerpt taken from the LNT 10-Q filed May 1, 2008.
Environmental - A summary of Alliant Energy’s environmental matters is included in the combined Annual Report on Form 10-K filed by Alliant Energy, IPL and WPL for the year ended Dec. 31, 2007 and has not changed materially from the items reported in the 2007 Form 10-K, except as described below.

 

These excerpts taken from the LNT 10-K filed Feb 28, 2008.
Environmental - The United States of America (U.S.) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administers certain federal regulatory programs and has delegated the administration of other environmental regulatory programs to the applicable state environmental agencies. In general, the state agencies have jurisdiction over air and water quality, hazardous substances management and transportation, and solid waste management requirements. In certain cases, the state environmental agencies have delegated the administration of environmental programs to local agencies. Alliant Energy, IPL and WPL are subject to these environmental regulations as a result of their current and past operations.

 

Environmental - The United States of America (U.S.) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administers certain federal regulatory programs and has delegated the administration of other environmental regulatory programs to the applicable state environmental agencies. In general, the state agencies have jurisdiction over air and water quality, hazardous substances management and transportation, and solid waste management requirements. In certain cases, the state environmental agencies have delegated the administration of environmental programs to local agencies. Alliant Energy, IPL and WPL are subject to these environmental regulations as a result of their current and past operations.



 



This excerpt taken from the LNT 10-Q filed Nov 2, 2007.
Environmental - A summary of Alliant Energy’s environmental matters is included in the combined Annual Report on Form 10-K filed by Alliant Energy, IPL and WPL for the year ended Dec. 31, 2006 and has not changed materially from the items reported in the 2006 Form 10-K except as noted below.

 

In the second quarter of 2007, the Wisconsin DNR approved rules for RACT to address provisions of the Federal ozone attainment plan submittal in Wisconsin. These RACT rules are expected to accelerate NOx emission reductions at WPL’s Edgewater facility beyond the CAIR requirements due to Edgewater’s location in Sheboygan County, which does not meet the current eight-hour ozone National Air Ambient Quality Standards. WPL is evaluating these RACT rules to develop an approach to meet the 2009 and 2013 compliance deadlines. However, final compliance requirements cannot be certain until EPA approvals have been received, which is currently expected in 2008.

 

WPL may also be subject to proposed rules for BART which address provisions of Federal regional haze regulations and may require additional reductions of NOx and SO2 emissions beyond the CAIR requirements at WPL’s Edgewater, Columbia and Nelson Dewey facilities by a 2013 compliance deadline. In the third quarter of 2007, the Wisconsin DNR recommended that companies with electric generating facilities subject to CAIR requirements consider using their CAIR compliance plan to fulfill any BART requirements. The Wisconsin DNR recommended this regulatory approach until further rulemaking to comply with the EPA’s proposed requirements to reduce regional haze is determined. Final compliance requirements cannot be certain until rules are adopted and all legislative and EPA approvals have been received, which is currently expected in late 2008.

 

The Wisconsin DNR’s issuance of the Wisconsin CAMR requirements has been further delayed. Wisconsin regulatory requirements under the existing state mercury rule issued in 2004 will be superseded with the Wisconsin CAMR requirements when approved. The 2004 mercury rule includes a requirement to cap mercury emissions beginning in 2008. WPL believes its current CAMR compliance plan includes sufficient controls to meet the 2008 mercury emissions cap. WPL currently expects the Wisconsin CAMR requirements to be issued by the Wisconsin DNR for EPA approval in the second half of 2008.

 

IPL and WPL completed initial evaluations of the costs of compliance with CAIR and CAMR in 2005 based on the EPA’s model cap-and-trade program. This evaluation was updated in 2007 based on information available regarding state implementation plans and costs and performance of control options. Furthermore, WPL’s updated multi-emissions compliance plan includes actions to address anticipated rule outcomes related to RACT, BART and regional haze as discussed in the above paragraphs. The updated multi-emissions compliance plans for IPL and WPL include investments in air pollution controls for their respective electric generating facilities as well as purchases of emission allowances. IPL’s and WPL’s current estimated construction and acquisition expenditures required to implement their updated multi-emissions compliance plans are as follows (in millions):

 

 

2008 - 2012

 

2013 - 2018

IPL

$250 - $350

 

$550 - $650

WPL

550 - 600

 

0 - 50

Alliant Energy

$800 - $950

 

$550 - $700

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These expenditure estimates represent IPL’s or WPL’s respective portion of the total escalated construction and acquisition expenditures and exclude AFUDC, if applicable. Resources’ construction and acquisition expenditures to meet air emission compliance requirements at its two natural gas-fired generating facilities located in Wisconsin are not expected to be significant. Construction and acquisition expenditure estimates are subject to change based on future changes to plant specific costs of air pollution control technologies, outcomes of state implementation plans for these air rules and any additional requirements based on new air rules. In addition, the selection and timing of installation of air pollution controls for compliance may change as a result of these and other considerations.

 

In the second quarter of 2007, WPL filed a construction application with the PSCW to install air pollution controls to reduce SO2 emissions at the two existing units of its Nelson Dewey facility. Construction and acquisition expenditures for the Nelson Dewey SO2 air pollution controls are estimated to be $116 million and are included in the above estimates for Alliant Energy’s and WPL’s multi-emissions compliance plans.

 

In the third quarter of 2007, Alliant Energy issued a letter of commitment for IPL, WPL and Resources to participate in the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) for the Phase I membership period covering 2003 through 2006. CCX members voluntarily agree to a carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions baseline level and subsequent annual CO2 emission reduction targets from this baseline level during the membership period covered with their commitment to the CCX. If members reduce their CO2 emissions by less than the reduction targets, they must buy allowances from other CCX members to cover their shortfall. On the other hand, if members reduce their CO2 emissions by more than the reduction targets, they may sell their excess allowances to other CCX members or carryforward their excess allowances for use in future periods. Allowance sales and purchases occur at a market price determined by CCX members through their participation in the market administered by CCX. Alliant Energy anticipates completion of the formal application process for participation in the Phase I period of CCX in the fourth quarter of 2007. Alliant Energy does not anticipate any material adverse impact on its financial condition or results of operations as a result of participating in the CCX for the Phase I period.

 

In addition, Alliant Energy is currently monitoring various legislative and regulatory proposals at the federal and state levels regarding the control of emissions of air pollutants and GHG. Refer to “Rates and Regulatory Matters” for discussion of a state energy-related law (SF 145) enacted in May 2007 which creates a GHG emissions control plan for Minnesota. Given the highly uncertain outcome and timing of future regulations regarding the control of emissions of GHG, Alliant Energy currently cannot predict the financial impact of any future climate change regulations on its operations.

 

Refer to Note 11(d) of Alliant Energy’s “Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements” for discussion of Alliant Energy’s MGP sites.

 

This excerpt taken from the LNT 10-Q filed Aug 6, 2007.
Environmental - A summary of Alliant Energy’s environmental matters is included in the combined Annual Report on Form 10-K filed by Alliant Energy, IPL and WPL for the year ended Dec. 31, 2006 and has not changed materially from the items reported in the 2006 Form 10-K except as discussed below.

 

In the second quarter of 2007, the Wisconsin DNR approved rules for RACT to address provisions of the Federal ozone attainment plan submittal in Wisconsin. The final RACT rules will accelerate NOx emission reductions at WPL’s Edgewater facility beyond the CAIR requirements due to Edgewater’s location in Sheboygan County, which does not meet the current eight-hour ozone National Air Ambient Quality Standards. WPL is evaluating the final RACT rules to develop an approach to meet the 2009 and 2013 compliance deadlines. In addition, proposed rules for BART which address provisions of Federal regional haze regulations may require additional reductions of NOx and SO2 emissions beyond the CAIR requirements at WPL’s Edgewater, Columbia and Nelson Dewey facilities by a 2013 compliance deadline. WPL is further evaluating the applicability of BART compliance requirements at its electric generating facilities depending upon current visibility impacts from its facilities at certain national parks. WPL included consideration of the final RACT and proposed BART rules as part of its updated multi-emissions compliance plan. However, final compliance requirements cannot be certain until rules are adopted and all legislative and EPA approvals have been received, which is not expected until late 2007 or early 2008.

 

Since the publication of the CAIR and CAMR rules in 2005, Alliant Energy completed a preliminary evaluation of the costs of compliance with these rules based on the EPA’s model cap-and-trade program. This evaluation was updated in 2007 based on recent information available regarding state implementation plans and costs and performance of control options. Furthermore, the updated multi-emissions compliance plan now includes actions to address recently approved RACT compliance requirements and potential BART compliance requirements discussed in the above paragraph. The resulting updated multi-emissions compliance plan for Alliant Energy includes investments in air pollution controls for Alliant Energy’s generating units as well as purchases of emission allowances.

 

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IPL’s and WPL’s current estimated construction and acquisition expenditures for air pollution controls to meet multi-emissions compliance requirements are as follows (in millions):

 

 

2008 - 2012

 

2013 - 2018

IPL

$250 - $350

 

$550 - $650

WPL

550 - 600

 

0 - 50

Alliant Energy

$800 - $950

 

$550 - $700

 

These expenditure estimates represent IPL’s or WPL’s respective portion of the total escalated construction and acquisition expenditures and exclude AFUDC, if applicable. Resources’ construction and acquisition expenditures to meet air emission compliance requirements at its two natural gas-fired generating facilities located in Wisconsin are not expected to be significant. Construction and acquisition expenditure estimates are subject to change based on future changes to plant specific costs of air pollution control technologies, outcomes of state implementation plans for these air rules and any additional requirements based on new air rules. In addition, the selection and timing of installation of air pollution controls for compliance may change as a result of these considerations.

 

In the second quarter of 2007, WPL filed a construction application with the PSCW to install air pollution controls to reduce SO2 emissions at the two existing units of its Nelson Dewey facility. Construction and acquisition expenditures for the Nelson Dewey SO2 air pollution controls are estimated to be $116 million and are included in the above estimates for Alliant Energy’s and WPL’s multi-emissions compliance plans.

 

Refer to “Rates and Regulatory Matters” for discussion of a new energy-related law (SF 145) enacted in Minnesota in May 2007 which creates a GHG emissions control plan for Minnesota. In addition, Alliant Energy is currently monitoring various other legislative and regulatory proposals at the federal, Iowa and Wisconsin levels regarding the control of emission of air pollutants and GHG.

 

This excerpt taken from the LNT 10-Q filed May 4, 2007.
Environmental - A summary of Alliant Energy’s environmental matters is included in the combined Form 10-K filed by Alliant Energy, IPL and WPL for the year ended Dec. 31, 2006 and has not changed materially from the items reported in the 2006 Form 10-K.

 

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This excerpt taken from the LNT 10-K filed Mar 1, 2007.
Environmental - The United States of America (U.S.) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administers certain federal regulatory programs and has delegated the administration of other environmental regulatory programs to the applicable state environmental agencies. In general, the state agencies have jurisdiction over air and water quality, hazardous substances management and transportation, and solid waste management requirements. In certain cases, the state environmental agencies have delegated the administration of environmental programs to local agencies. Alliant Energy, IPL and WPL are subject to these environmental regulations as a result of their current and past operations.

 

This excerpt taken from the LNT 10-Q filed Nov 3, 2006.
Environmental - A summary of Alliant Energy’s environmental matters is included in the combined Form 10-K filed by Alliant Energy, IPL and WPL for the year ended Dec. 31, 2005 and has not changed materially from the items reported in the 2005 Form 10-K.

 

This excerpt taken from the LNT 10-Q filed Aug 4, 2006.
Environmental - A summary of Alliant Energy’s environmental matters is included in the combined Form 10-K filed by Alliant Energy, IPL and WPL for the year ended Dec. 31, 2005 and has not changed materially from the items reported in the 2005 Form 10-K.

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This excerpt taken from the LNT 10-Q filed May 5, 2006.
Environmental - A summary of Alliant Energy’s environmental matters is included in the combined Form 10-K filed by Alliant Energy, IPL and WPL for the year ended Dec. 31, 2005 and has not changed materially from the items reported in the 2005 Form 10-K.

 

This excerpt taken from the LNT 10-K filed Mar 3, 2006.
Environmental - The United States of America (U.S.) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administers certain federal regulatory programs and has delegated the administration of other environmental regulatory programs to the applicable state environmental agencies. In general, the state agencies have jurisdiction over safety, air and water quality, and waste handling standards associated with electric power generation, including the level and flow of water pertaining to hydroelectric generation. In certain cases, the state environmental agencies have delegated the administration of environmental programs to local agencies. In addition, Alliant Energy has international investments that are subject to environmental regulations in the countries in which it operates.

 

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This excerpt taken from the LNT 10-Q filed Nov 8, 2005.
Environmental - A summary of Alliant Energy’s environmental matters is included in the combined Form 10-K filed by Alliant Energy, IPL and WPL for the year ended Dec. 31, 2004 and has not changed materially from the items reported in the 2004 Form 10-K, except as described below.

 

This excerpt taken from the LNT 10-Q filed Aug 8, 2005.
Environmental - A summary of Alliant Energy’s environmental matters is included in the combined Form 10-K filed by Alliant Energy, IPL and WPL for the year ended Dec. 31, 2004 and has not changed materially from the items reported in the 2004 Form 10-K, except as described below.

 

This excerpt taken from the LNT 10-Q filed May 6, 2005.
Environmental - A summary of Alliant Energy’s environmental matters is included in the combined Form 10-K filed by Alliant Energy, IPL and WPL for the year ended Dec. 31, 2004 and has not changed materially from the items reported in the 2004 Form 10-K, except as described below.

 

This excerpt taken from the LNT 10-K filed Mar 4, 2005.
Environmental - Alliant Energy’s pollution abatement programs are subject to continuing review and are periodically revised due to changes in environmental regulations, construction plans and escalation of construction costs. Alliant Energy continually evaluates the impact of potential future international, federal, state and local environmental rulemakings on its operations. While the final outcome of these rule makings cannot be predicted, Alliant Energy believes that required capital investments and/or modifications resulting from them could be significant, but expects that prudent expenses incurred by IPL and WPL likely would be recovered in rates from its customers. The ability of Alliant Energy’s China facilities to recover expenses attributable to compliance with changes in law, such as environmental regulations through tariff adjustments, is dependent upon decisions by regional and local governmental bodies which oversee the tariff adjustments. Most agreements governing the operations of Alliant Energy’s China facilities include provisions for recovery of expenses resulting from changes in law. The environmental rulemaking process continually evolves and the following are major emerging issues that could potentially have a significant impact on Alliant Energy’s operations.

 

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