JUNO BEACH, Fla. – 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 on President Barack Obama’s state of the union address:
“The president is right that Congress needs to enact comprehensive energy and climate legislation to strengthen our energy security and generate clean-energy jobs. We also applaud his support for a new generation of nuclear power plants and for clean coal technology. As a nation, we need to adopt a ‘no regrets’ policy on energy and climate legislation. Even those who question global warming can agree we should create clean-energy jobs here in America. We’ve invested $18 billion in clean-energy infrastructure and created 60,000 direct and indirect jobs over the past five years. We want to do a lot more, and with the right policies in place, we will.”
FPL Group: Energy Solutions for the Next Era
FPL Group, Inc. (NYSE: FPL) 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., 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 approximately 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.com, www.NextEraEnergyResources.com, www.FPL.com.