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EVANSVILLE, Ind., Oct. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) today announced its Indiana-based electric and natural gas business, CenterPoint Energy Indiana South, received approval from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to acquire a 300-megawatt (MW) solar array, as well as enter into a power purchase agreement (PPA) for an additional 100 MWs of solar energy as part of the company's long-term electric generation transition plan.

Economics

DALLAS, Oct. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- John B. Billingsley, Chairman and CEO of Dallas-based Tri Global Energy, has been named Renewable Energy Executive of the Year by D CEO magazine as part of their annual Energy Awards. The awards honor excellence and innovation in oil and gas from North Texas to the Permian Basin, and for the first time, the 2021 awards included the category of renewable energy. 

Energy

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- As we all work to find ways to reduce energy consumption in Southern California, getting kids on board can sometimes be a challenge. A new program from the Southern California Regional Energy Network (SoCalREN) gets kids involved and engaged in energy efficiency.

Industry

NEW ORLEANS - The preliminary carbon reduction strategies developed by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' Climate Initiatives Task Force fall far short of meeting his goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, the task force learned Tuesday, just a week before the governor participates in the United Nations COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow, Scotland.

Economics

ATLANTA, Oct. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite living in homes that consume "15 percent more energy per square foot than owner-occupied homes," Americans who rent their homes often face significant barriers to participating in energy efficiency and clean energy programs compared to homeowners, according to a new report from the Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative (SECC).

Physics

BOSTON, Oct. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- With global warming kicking in and rising sea levels displacing millions to arid regions, there needs to be much more cooling of buildings. Species extinction, more widespread disease, unliveable heat, ecosystem collapse, cities menaced by rising seas – these and other devastating climate impacts are accelerating and are bound to accelerate in the decades ahead, according to the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which promises a major analysis in 2022.

Physics

BOSTON, Oct. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- With global warming kicking in and rising sea levels displacing millions to arid regions, there needs to be much more cooling of buildings. Species extinction, more widespread disease, unliveable heat, ecosystem collapse, cities menaced by rising seas – these and other devastating climate impacts are accelerating and are bound to accelerate in the decades ahead, according to the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which promises a major analysis in 2022.