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Florida Politics (Opinion): NextEra Energy’s Real Zero is a great step forward, but more needs to be done to reduce energy costs

Posted by Michael Weiss on Jun 28, 2022

Florida Politics published an op-ed from AEE's Michael Weiss analyzing how NextEra's zero carbon goal will positively impact Florida's clean energy landscape. Read snippets below and the full article here.

NextEra Energy, the parent company of Florida Power & Light, recently announced a highly laudable goal of eliminating its carbon emissions from its operations by 2045 on June 14, 2022.

National business association Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) is encouraged by NextEra’s commitment to renewables such as solar, batteries, wind, and green hydrogen. As an industry group representing the companies developing and deploying these advanced energy technologies, we are particularly proud of NextEra’s forecast of creating up to 150,000 jobs and adding $15 billion to Florida’s annual gross domestic product through 2045 by making this energy transition.

The combination of renewable energy sources and new jobs has the power to lead Florida toward a cleaner and more reliable future that is more resilient to fluctuations in fossil fuel costs and to the natural disasters that often-hit Florida.

NextEra’s proposal, in addition to an increase in what are called “demand-side management practices” that allow for self-generation of power, will grow and green Florida’s economy for years to come.

Read the full article here.

Topics: Utility, AEE In The News, Michael Weiss