JUNO BEACH, Fla. – NextEra Energy Resources, the largest wind and solar energy producer in North America, has teamed up with the NFL to power the 2010 Pro Bowl and Super Bowl with renewable energy. NextEra Energy Resources, through its EarthEra initiative, will supply Green-e certified Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) to match the electricity consumption during the NFL’s preparations leading up to the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl as well as usage during both games at Sun Life Stadium.
This is the fourth year in a row that the NFL will use renewable energy to power the Super Bowl and its related events and the first year for the Pro Bowl.
“As you can imagine, the power demands of an NFL stadium are huge, and this year we are holding two games at one venue," said Jack Groh, director, NFL Environmental Program. "One way to reduce the carbon footprint of such an event is by using renewable power."
NextEra Energy Resources and EarthEra are also giving fans the opportunity to follow the example set by the NFL. By visitingwww.earthera.com/superbowl individuals can learn how personal actions contribute to climate change and take steps to minimize or offset their impacts, just as the NFL is doing by using renewable energy to power the 2010 Pro Bowl and Super Bowl.
"Leading companies and organizations, such as the NFL, are actively addressing the environmental impacts of their activities and taking steps to make a difference for future generations, " said Nate Hanson, vice president of NextEra Energy Resources. “Through our EarthEra initiative, we partner with leading organizations to mitigate their impacts on climate change, promote sustainability initiatives and provide them the ability to join us in building a clean energy future.”
The EarthEra® program provides a powerful new way for organizations and consumers to reduce their carbon footprint and help build a clean energy future. Created by NextEra Energy Resources, 100 percent of the revenue received from EarthEra renewable energy and offset product purchases are directed to the EarthEra Renewable Energy Trust to build new renewable energy facilities in the United States. For more information and to get involved visit www.earthera.com
About NextEra Energy Resources
NextEra Energy Resources is a clean energy leader and one of the largest competitive energy suppliers in North America. A subsidiary of Juno Beach, Fla.-based FPL Group (NYSE: FPL), NextEra Energy Resources is the largest generator in North America of renewable energy from the wind and sun. It operates clean, emissions-free nuclear power generation facilities in New Hampshire, Iowa and Wisconsin as part of the FPL Group nuclear fleet, which is the third largest in the U.S. FPL Group had 2009 revenues of more than $15 billion, nearly 43,000 megawatts of generating capacity, and more than 15,000 employees in 28 states and Canada. For more information, visit www.NextEraEnergyResources.com.