The Benefit of Renewable Energy
Three of the most critical issues that are faced today are the need for economic strength and vitality, the need to slow or reverse the effects of global climate change, and the need for affordable, reliable energy. As the world's largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun, NextEra Energy Resources is helping address these issues. Clean and renewable energy sources can help reduce our use of fossil fuels while at the same time empowering a new era of economic growth.
Clean, Reliable and Affordable Energy
Approximately 13,850 megawatts of wind energy and 2,100 megawatts of solar energy make NextEra Energy Resources the world's largest generator of energy from the wind and sun. We invest in renewable energy because it makes financial sense – but equally important, because it pays dividends toward a clean environment.
Investing in Wind Energy
NextEra Energy Resources has invested approximately $24 billion in developing and building wind energy projects. In 2016, our wind power plants were capable of generating enough clean, renewable electricity to power approximately 4.2 million homes. At the same time, our wind facilities have enabled our customers who have purchased the renewable attributes to reduce 2016 emissions that would have otherwise been released into the atmosphere from other sources of power generation, including more than 29.1 million tons of carbon dioxide, more than 27,300 tons of sulfur dioxide, and more than 23,000 tons of nitrogen oxide.
Expanding Solar Generation
NextEra Energy Resources is also the largest owner of universal solar power in the country. Our subsidiaries operate 29 solar sites in California, New Mexico, Georgia, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey and Alabama and Canada, totaling approximately 2,100 megawatts.