NextEra Energy's Corporate Responsibility Report details billions in clean energy investment

  NextEra Energy's Corporate Responsibility Report details billions in clean
                              energy investment

New digital corporate responsibility report highlights commitments to
customers and communities

PR Newswire

JUNO BEACH, Fla., Dec. 12, 2013

JUNO BEACH, Fla., Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:
NEE) today released its 2013 corporate responsibility report, detailing how
the company's growth during the past year has been balanced by a strong
commitment to the environment and the communities in which the company

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"At its heart, our story is simple - we're investing heavily in clean energy
technologies resulting in good paying jobs, yet all the while we're doing so
in a way that demonstrates our strong commitment to the environment and the
communities we serve," said James L. Robo, president and chief executive
officer of NextEra Energy. "As we look to the future, it is essential that as
a nation we maintain sound and sensible energy policies so that companies like
ours can continue to invest and create jobs in clean energy."

Highlights from the 2013 report include:

NextEra Energy continues to make significant investments in emissions-free

  oOver the past five years, NextEra Energy has upgraded six existing nuclear
    units, adding approximately 700 megawatts (MW) in net generating capacity;
    this is roughly the size of a midsize power plant
  oThe company commissioned roughly 1,500 MW of U.S. wind energy in 2012, a
    milestone no other company has ever achieved

NextEra Energy's emissions rate is far below the industry average:

  oIn 2012, nearly 97 percent of power generated by NextEra Energy was from
    clean or renewable sources, including wind, solar, combined-cycle natural
    gas, and nuclear
  oAcross the board, NextEra Energy's emissions rate is far below industry
    averages: 94 percent lower 2012 sulfur dioxide emissions rate*; 77 percent
    lower 2012 nitrogen oxide emissions rate*; and 48 percent lower carbon
    dioxide emissions rate* 
  oThe company is also reducing its environmental footprint by modernizing
    1960s-era power generation facilities and building clean, highly-efficient
    natural gas-fueled plants

NextEra Energy's investments benefit communities and the environment:

  oNextEra Energy invested nearly $9.5 billion in capital projects in 2012
    alone, creating American jobs and helping communities thrive
  oThe company provided grants to teachers of science, technology,
    engineering and math (STEM) classes, solar education in schools, wind
    technology training at the community college level, support for robotics
    clubs and a restructured college intern program for nearly 200
  oNextEra Energy policies and programs have earned the company a reputation
    as a leader in the protection of threatened and endangered species.
    Special efforts on behalf of Florida manatees, the American crocodile,
    osprey, and the desert tortoise and desert kit fox have been especially

NextEra Energy provides these accomplishments and a variety of other data at, a dynamic new destination for laptop, tablet and
mobile users. The new site contains video vignettes, photo galleries and an
expanded catalogue of corporate responsibility and sustainability metrics.

NextEra Energy's emphasis on corporate responsibility and sustainability dates
back decades. FPL was one of the first electric utilities in the U.S. to form
an environmental department, and in the mid-1970s began reporting on its
environmental performance on a regular basis. More recently, NextEra Energy
has been named No. 1 in its sector for an unprecedented seven straight years
in Fortune magazine's annual survey of Most Admired Companies, and FPL
received, for an industry-record 10 straight years, the ServiceOne Award for
outstanding customer service. The company has been named five times as one of
the World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute and four times
to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

NextEra Energy, Inc.
NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) is a leading clean energy company with
revenues of approximately $14.3 billion, more than 42,000 megawatts of
generating capacity, and nearly 15,000 employees in 26 states and Canada as of
year-end 2012. 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 United States, and NextEra Energy Resources, LLC,
which together with affiliated entities is the largest generator in North
America 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.

* Environmental Attributes

The environmental attributes of NextEra Energy Resources' electric generating
facilities, such as renewable energy credits, emissions reductions, offsets,
allowances and the avoided emission of greenhouse gas pollutants, have been or
likely will be sold or transferred to third parties, who are solely entitled
to the reporting rights to any federal, state, foreign or voluntary emissions
trading program and to ownership of such environmental attributes.

SOURCE NextEra Energy, Inc.

Contact: NextEra Energy, Inc., Media Line: 561-694-4442
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