Statement by Chairman and CEO of NextEra Energy on EPA's Proposed Guidelines for the Regulation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions fro

 Statement by Chairman and CEO of NextEra Energy on EPA's Proposed Guidelines
  for the Regulation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Existing Power Plants

PR Newswire

JUNO BEACH, Fla., June 2, 2014

JUNO BEACH, Fla., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --NextEra Energy, Inc. Chairman
and CEO Jim Robo issued the following statement regarding today's announcement
by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of its newly proposed
guidelines for the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions from existing power
plants under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act.

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"As a clean energy leader, NextEra Energy appreciates the shared
responsibility we have to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect the
environment, while ensuring affordable, reliable energy for our customers. At
NextEra Energy, we have positioned our business to manage the opportunities
and risks presented by climate change issues, while simultaneously lowering
emissions. And for customers of Florida Power & Light Company, we have been
investing billions of dollars to modernize our system, converting older,
oil-fired power plants into high-efficiency energy centers that run on clean,
U.S.-produced natural gas and increasing our use of emissions-free nuclear and
solar energy.

"While we will continue to review the proposed guidelines in detail, we
appreciate that EPA's plan provides for compliance flexibility in terms of
enabling states to choose how they will meet their goals. We also appreciate
that EPA's plan recognizes the efforts that states and companies have taken
already toward balancing the needs for cleaner power, lower emissions and
affordable energy."

NextEra Energy, Inc.
NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) is a leading clean energy company with
consolidated revenues of approximately $15.1 billion, approximately 42,500
megawatts of generating capacity, and approximately 13,900 employees in 26
states and Canada as of year-end 2013. Headquartered in Juno Beach, Fla.,
NextEra Energy's principal subsidiaries are Florida Power & Light Company,
which serves approximately 4.7 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 its 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. NextEra Energy has been recognized often by
third parties for its efforts in sustainability, corporate responsibility,
ethics and compliance, and diversity, and has been named No. 1 overall among
electric and gas utilities on Fortune's list of "World's Most Admired
Companies" for eight consecutive years, which is an unprecedented achievement
in its industry. For more information about NextEra Energy companies, visit
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