As the largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun in North America, NextEra Energy Resources is demonstrating a powerful way to fight climate change. Through our use - and consumer support - of renewable resources, we can all make a difference.
Benefits of Renewable Energy
Renewable energy resources, such as wind and solar energy, are constantly replenished and never run out. Key benefits of renewable energy are:
Renewable energy technologies are clean sources of energy that have a much lower environmental impact than conventional energy technologies.
- Energy for the future
Renewable energy never runs out. Other sources of energy are finite and will someday be depleted.
- Jobs and the economy
Most renewable energy investments are spent on materials and workmanship to build and maintain the facilities, rather than on costly energy imports. Renewable energy investments are usually spent within the U.S.: frequently in the same state, and often in the same county. This means your energy dollars stay home to create jobs and to fuel local economies, rather than going overseas. Meanwhile, renewable energy technologies developed and built in the U.S. are being sold overseas, improving the U.S. trade deficit.
- Energy security
In the last few decades, our nation has increased its dependence on foreign oil supplies instead of decreasing it. This impacts more than just our national energy policy. Our nation's energy security continues to be threatened by our dependency on fossil fuels. These conventional energy sources are vulnerable to political instabilities, trade disputes, embargoes, and other disruptions.
Many people benefit from the use of renewable energy sources.
By using renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies in your home and automobile, you'll help the environment and may save more money in the long run.
- Small business owner
You can reduce your utility bills and impact on the environment by using renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies. There are also small business opportunities in clean energy.
- Student or teacher
You can benefit from learning about renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies, and how they can help our environment and replace fossil fuels, which are being depleted.
- Electricity provider
There are many renewable energy technologies available for electricity production, as well as ways you and your customers can save money through energy efficiency.
There are opportunities available to inventors of renewable energy or energy-efficient technologies.
Our Track Record
NextEra Energy Resources has a solid track record of leadership in renewable energy.
- Began investment in renewable projects in 1989
- Has since grown into a leading generator of renewable energy in the world and the largest in the United States
- Capacity to produce more than 12,000 megawatts of electricity from renewable resources
- Supports increasing use of emissions-free renewable energy as an immediate and dependable way to fight climate change
- Announced a significant investment aimed at increasing U.S. solar energy output at the 2007 Clinton Global initiative
- Investing in new wind and solar energy facilities