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Statement by FPL Group Chairman and CEO Lew Hay on President Obama's inclusion of cap-and-trade revenue in budget

JUNO BEACH, Fla. – President Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2010 budget projects federal revenue from a cap-and-trade program to address climate change as early as the year 2012. Lew Hay, chairman and CEO of FPL Group, the nation’s No. 1 producer of renewable energy from wind and solar power, issued the following statement today:

“This is an encouraging sign that proves the president is serious about enacting legislation to put a price on carbon dioxide. The president’s statements on climate change are now being backed up with an ambitious timetable for action. The sooner we can establish a price on carbon dioxide, the sooner we can tackle climate change and begin the transition to the clean-energy economy of the 21st century.”

FPL Group: Energy Solutions for the Next Era  
FPL Group (NYSE: FPL) is a leading clean energy company with 2008 revenues of more than $16 billion, approximately 39,000 megawatts of generating capacity, and more than 15,000 employees in 27 states and Canada. Headquartered in Juno Beach, Fla., FPL Group’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 4.5 million customer accounts in Florida and is one of the largest rate-regulated electric utilities in the country. Through its subsidiaries, FPL Group collectively operates the third largest U.S. nuclear power generation fleet. For more information about FPL Group companies, visit these Web sites:www.FPLGroup.comwww.NextEraEnergyResources.comwww.FPL.com.

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