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Environmental stewardship is a basic value and belief for each one of us at CenterPoint Energy. Our employees and their families live and work in the same cities and towns, breathe the same air and utilize the same natural resources as our customers. Each of us is committed to fully comply with all environmental regulation and ensure that our energy products and services not only meet customer needs, but also enhance the quality of life in each of our communities and leave behind a better environment for us all.
Fulfilling our environmental policy is an on-going initiative as Environmental Protection Agency and state requirements continue to evolve. However, while many in our industry talk about their commitment to environmental stewardship, CenterPoint Energy has been quietly acting on its commitment to a cleaner environment through its electric and natural gas operations.
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CenterPoint Energy Corporation is committed to responsible environmental stewardship as demonstrated by its historic, proactive approach to addressing environmental needs and obligations. While scientific uncertainties exist and the debate surrounding global climate change is ongoing, the growing understanding of the science of climate change would suggest a strong potential for adverse economic and social consequences. Although action is required, it is essential that climate change policies balance both competing short-term and long-term interest to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, while encouraging economic stability.
Climate change is an international issue that requires careful analysis and reasoned responses from policy makers. As such, CenterPoint Energy advocates a national strategy that achieves both short-term measures designed to lessen growth of emissions and long-term strategies that will ultimately manage emissions to appropriate levels in a scientifically sound, cost-effective manner.
Fossil fuel has been the backbone of the electric generation industry and coal continues as one of the nation's most abundant secure natural resources. CenterPoint Energy believes that with continual advances in clean coal technology with an emphasis on carbon mitigation measures, and a renewed focus on energy conservation measures, coal should remain a primary fuel source, in a diversified portfolio of fuel sources, for affordable electric generation and greater energy independence.
Balance is CenterPoint Energy's watchword. The need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, yet provide affordable energy for its customers, requires thoughtful balance. For these reasons, CenterPoint Energy supports a national climate change policy with the following elements: