NextEra Energy invests more in the energy infrastructure of the future than any of our peer companies in the electric industry. We are the world's largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun, and we have one of the lowest emissions profiles of any utility in North America. Our strategy is based on generating and delivering clean energy and building energy infrastructure that's reliable and affordable. Executing this strategy is providing numerous benefits.
- Our environment is benefitting from the non-emitting and low-emitting fuel choices we've made for power generation and from our stewardship of natural resources;
- Our customers are benefitting from affordable, reliable and clean energy to power their homes and businesses;
- Our communities are benefitting from our investments that drive job creation and other economic activity and equip our young people for careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM);
- Our employees are benefitting by being challenged daily to work together to innovate, grow our company and improve continuously; and
- Our shareholders have benefitted from a total return over the 10 years ending Dec. 31, 2016, that far exceeded the total return for both the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Utilities Index over that same period.
We expect that our strategic investments – in emissions-free wind and solar generation, low-emissions natural gas generation, safe and emissions-free nuclear power, industry-leading energy efficiency programs and transmission lines designed to deliver renewable energy where it's needed – will enable us to continue providing a wide range of benefits to our many valued stakeholders.
From delivering superior value to our customers, to being good stewards of our environment, to investing in the communities we serve, all while providing outstanding returns to our shareholders, being a clean energy leader is not just the way we do business, it is our business.