At NextEra Energy, our investment in emissions-free and clean generation has reduced our impact on the air we breathe and demonstrates our commitment to environmental protection and stewardship.
Water is critical for traditional forms of power generation which use water to create steam to drive electric generators and are also used in cooling certain power plant operations. To ensure sustainable access to this natural resource, we're active stewards for sourcing, using and managing water in the communities in which we operate.
We're also taking measures to reduce our water consumption, including investing in both water-free power generation from wind and solar and in more efficient generation in our facilities that use steam turbines.
As in other areas of our operations, we adopt best practices for water management to minimize our environmental footprint while optimizing operational and financial performance. Existing facilities are constantly challenged to be innovative and to fine-tune their operations. For example: