JUNO BEACH, Fla. – NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE) has been named to the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index for the third year in a row in recognition of the company’s commitment to acknowledging the risks of climate change and to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions.
The Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index is produced annually by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), a not-for-profit organization that reports on the business risks and opportunities of climate change for investors. CDP represents 534 institutional investors with more than $64 trillion in assets under management.
Compiled by PricewaterhouseCoopers on behalf of CDP, the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index highlights companies within the S&P 500 Index that have displayed the most professional approach to climate disclosure practices. Index members are judged to have good internal data management and an understanding of how climate change affects their organizations. NextEra Energy’s inclusion on the Index comes less than two weeks after the company was named for the second year in a row to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for sustainability performance in the top 20 percent of the 600 largest companies in North America.
“We’re extremely pleased to have made the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index for the third year in a row. We’ve worked hard to reduce NextEra Energy’s carbon dioxide emissions rate by 33 percent over the last decade, making it one of the lowest in the entire electric power sector. In fact, 93 percent of the electricity we produced last year was from low-emissions natural gas and no-emissions nuclear and renewables,” said NextEra Energy Chief Financial Officer Armando Pimentel.
The CDP’s annual S&P 500 Report, including the names of companies featured in the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index, can be found at www.cdproject.net. Additional information about NextEra Energy’s record as a low-emissions energy provider can be found in the company’s Sustainability Report at http://www.nexteraenergy.com/pdf/sustain-report.pdf.
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NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) is a leading clean energy company with 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. Headquartered in Juno Beach, Fla., NextEra Energy’s principal subsidiaries are NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, the largest generator in North America of renewable energy from the wind and sun, and Florida Power & Light Company, which serves approximately 4.5 million customer accounts in Florida and is one of the largest rate-regulated electric utilities in the country. Through its subsidiaries, NextEra Energy collectively operates the third largest U.S. nuclear power generation fleet. For more information about NextEra Energy companies, visit these websites: www.NextEraEnergy.com, www.NextEraEnergyResources.com, www.FPL.com.