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NextEra Energy releases 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report detailing initiatives on behalf of customers, communities, other

    NextEra Energy releases 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report detailing
     initiatives on behalf of customers, communities, other stakeholders

PR Newswire

JUNO BEACH, Fla., Nov. 12, 2012

JUNO BEACH, Fla., Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:
NEE) is driving continuous improvement across its businesses by delivering
award-winning customer service, achieving operational excellence, respecting
the environment, investing in its workforce, and making a difference in its
communities, according to the company's 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report,
which it released today.

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"At NextEra Energy, our corporate values are simple: we are committed to
excellence, we do the right thing, and we treat people with respect," said Jim
Robo, NextEra Energy president and CEO. "We believe these values also
represent the essence of corporate responsibility, and by living these values
every day we continue to generate important benefits for our customers,
employees, investors, communities and other stakeholders."

Highlights from the report include:

  o Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), NextEra Energy's rate-regulated
    electric utility subsidiary, offers its typical residential customers a
    bill that is the lowest in Florida and 24 percent below the national
    average, along with the best reliability in the state among investor-owned
  o Florida's economy also benefits from FPL's approximately $3 billion per
    year in capital investments and the company's new economic development
    program that provides discounted electric service for new and expanding
  o NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, the company's competitive generation
    subsidiary, continues to invest in growing its position as the country's
    largest owner of renewable energy from the wind and the sun. Its wind
    turbines alone are capable of producing enough clean, emissions-free
    energy to power more than 2 million homes. 
  o Benefitting from its ongoing investments in clean and renewable
    generation, NextEra Energy's 2011 emission rates of sulfur dioxide,
    nitrogen oxides and carbon dioxides were lower than the U.S. electric
    sector averages by 90 percent, 80 percent and 51 percent, respectively.
  o In 2011, NextEra Energy paid more than $400 million in property taxes for
    the benefit of communities, awarded $230 million in contracts to small,
    minority- and women-owned businesses, and raised a company record of more
    than $3 million for its annual United Way campaign.
  o The company was the only one in its industry sector and one of just 13
    U.S. employers outside the health care industry to receive the 2012 Best
    Employers for Healthy Lifestyles Award (Platinum category) for "healthy
    weight, healthy lifestyle programs with measurable success and documented

New this year concurrent with the release of the company's 2012 report is an
expanded web page dedicated to corporate responsibility. At, visitors can download the full
report, view additional content on many subjects contained in the report, and
review the company's Global Reporting Index (GRI) disclosures. The GRI is an
internationally accepted set of sustainability reporting guidelines.        

NextEra Energy, Inc.

NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) is a leading clean energy company with
revenues of more than $15.3 billion, more than 41,000 megawatts of generating
capacity, and approximately 15,000 employees in 24 states and Canada as of
year-end 2011. Headquartered in Juno Beach, Fla., NextEra Energy's principal
subsidiaries are Florida Power & Light Company, which serves approximately 4.6
million customer accounts in Florida and is one of the largest rate-regulated
electric utilities in the country, and NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which
together with its affiliated entities is the largest generator in the United
States of renewable energy from the wind and sun. Through its subsidiaries,
NextEra Energy generates clean, emissions-free electricity from eight
commercial nuclear power units in Florida, New Hampshire, Iowa and Wisconsin.
For more information about NextEra Energy companies, visit these websites:,,

SOURCE NextEra Energy, Inc.

Contact: NextEra Energy, Inc., Media Line: +1-305-552-3888
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