Clean Energy Future
CenterPoint Energy is a leading energy partner with an ongoing commitment to ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable energy, while leveraging innovative technology to continue reducing emissions.
Transitioning our communities to a clean energy future across our operations and energy supply chain while prioritizing safety, the integrity of our system and continued reliable service.
As a trusted energy partner for our communities and customers, we are committed to leading the way to a clean energy future. We intend to achieve our Net Zero goals through measurable emission reductions as we decarbonize our assets. We will work with partners, customers, employees and other stakeholders across our service territory to achieve our goals.
To reduce carbon emissions, CenterPoint Energy continues to invest in infrastructure modernization, as well as research and development of new and innovative low-carbon technologies, including carbon capture. At the same time, we remain committed to support the communities where we operate with our climate action goals, focusing on driving lower emissions across the natural gas value chain in order to support our continued role in the transition of the nation’s coal-fired power generation fleet to meet our carbon emission reduction goals.
We look forward to adopting new, innovative technologies to our carbon emissions-reduction activities, while maintaining energy affordability and reliability to improve our stakeholders’ quality of life.
“By investing in new projects that lead to good-paying, green jobs, CenterPoint Energy is helping to support local communities, while showing how energy companies can be a partner in building America’s clean energy future.”
Angila Retherford, Vice President of Corporate Sustainability
Natural Gas Innovation Act
Minnesota has long been a state that embraces innovation in energy policy and environmental protection. With a current goal of 25% renewable energy, close to half of the state’s electricity already comes from renewable sources such as wind, solar and hydroelectricity.
Building on this tradition, the Natural Gas Innovation Act, introduced by CenterPoint Energy, establishes a regulatory framework that will enable Minnesota’s investor-owned natural gas utilities to provide customers with access to renewable energy resources and innovative technologies – reducing the state’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and advancing the state’s clean energy future. Additional benefits include diversifying the state’s energy sources, promoting technological innovation, improving waste management and supporting rural economic development. This landmark law defines key terms and clarifies the legislative intent that natural gas utilities can assist the state in meeting its existing renewable energy and GHG reduction goals.