25 Apr '11, 9pm

NextEra Seizes on Cleaner Energy to Reach Record-Low Emissions

NextEra Seizes on Cleaner Energy to Reach Record-Low Emissions

JUNO BEACH, FL — NextEra Energy Inc. outperformed the electric power sector in terms of air emissions and efficiency last year, largely due to a shift to cleaner energy sources, the electric power company said last week,. The results were record-low air emissions in 2010, NextEra announced Friday. This follows a historical trend; air emissions have been on the decline since 1990 , a time period during which its generation fleet has grown 249 percent. At the same time, its carbon dioxide emissions have declined 34 percent, while its sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions -- a chief driver behind acid rain -- dropped by 90 percent. Smog-forming nitrogen oxides (NOx) fell by 91 percent. About 53.5 percent of NextEra's electricity generation in 2010 came from natural gas, followed by 19.5 percent wind, 12.9 percent nuclear, 10.7 percent oil, 2.1 percent coal, 0.8 percent hydro and 0.4...

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