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2008 Emerald Bowl to be powered by 100 percent wind
JUNO BEACH, Fla. – FPL Energy, LLC, a subsidiary of FPL Group, Inc. (NYSE: FPL) and the largest wind and solar energy producer in North America, has joined with the Emerald Bowl to make the game between the University of California and University of Miami environmentally friendly. FPL Energy will supply Green-e certified wind Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) to the Emerald Bowl to match the electricity consumption.
"As the nation’s leader in renewable energy development, FPL Energy values the importance of environmental solutions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions," said Nate Hanson, vice president of FPL Energy Power Marketing Inc.
Organizations around the world are being more environmentally conscious by choosing renewable energy, and the Emerald Bowl is taking a leadership position on this issue.
"College bowl games provide a platform to educate fans on climate initiatives, and we feel that the best way we can educate is to lead by example," said Gary Cavalli, executive director of the Emerald Bowl. "With FPL Energy, we will lessen the environmental impact of the game as well as promote environmental awareness to a broad audience of sports enthusiasts."
FPL Energy is a leading competitive energy supplier utilizing clean fuels such as natural gas, wind, solar, hydroelectric and nuclear to generate electricity. It is North America’s leader in wind energy, with 64 wind facilities in operation in 16 states and Canada. It is a subsidiary of FPL Group, nationally known as a high quality, efficient and customer-driven organization focused on energy-related products and services. With annual revenues of over $15 billion and a growing presence in 27 states, FPL Group is widely recognized as one of the country's premier power companies. Additional information is available atwww.FPLEnergy.com/EmeraldBowl.