Statement by CEO of NextEra Energy Resources on Interior Secretary Salazar's
announcement that he is leaving the Obama administration
JUNO BEACH, Fla., Jan. 17, 2013
JUNO BEACH, Fla., Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NextEra Energy
Resources, LLC, President and CEO Armando Pimentel issued the following
statement on the announcement that Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is leaving
the Obama administration:
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"Secretary Salazar has been a key advocate of the 'all-of-the-above' energy
strategy advocated by the Obama administration. During his tenure at the
Department of the Interior, Secretary Salazar has compiled a long list of
noteworthy accomplishments, including overseeing the blueprint for solar
energy development in the West.
"Since 2009, the Department of Interior has authorized numerous solar, wind
and geothermal energy projects on public lands that will create clean energy
and enhance economic development opportunities for the communities that host
these projects for years to come.
"Throughout his career, Secretary Salazar has been a true visionary, a strong
leader and a faithful public servant. We thank him for his service and wish
him well in the next chapter of his life."
About NextEra Energy Resources
NextEra Energy Resources, LLC (together with affiliated entities, "NextEra
Energy Resources"), is a clean energy leader and is one of the largest
competitive energy suppliers in North America, operating in 22 states and
Canada as of year-end 2011. NextEra Energy Resources is the largest generator
in the United States of renewable energy from the wind and sun, owning and
operating approximately 8,569 megawatts of wind and 158 megawatts of solar
power generation at the end of 2011. The business operates clean,
emissions-free nuclear power generation facilities in New Hampshire, Iowa and
Wisconsin as part of the NextEra Energy nuclear fleet, which has the third
largest number of commercial nuclear power units in the United States. NextEra
Energy Resources is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Fla.-based NextEra Energy,
Inc. (NYSE: NEE). For more information, visit www.NextEraEnergyResources.com.
SOURCE NextEra Energy Resources
Contact: NextEra Energy Resources, LLC Media Line: 888-867-3050
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