NextEra Energy and the NFL to green up the Super Bowl

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Juno Beach, Fla., January 27, 2010 — Wind and solar energy producer NextEra Energy Resources teamed up with the NFL to power the 2010 Pro Bowl and Super Bowl with renewable energy.

NextEra Energy Resources, through its EarthEra initiative, will supply Green-e certified Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) to match the electricity consumption during the NFL’s preparations leading up to the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl as well as usage during both games at Sun Life Stadium.

This is the fourth year in a row that the NFL will use renewable energy to power the Super Bowl and its related events and the first year for the Pro Bowl.

“As you can imagine, the power demands of an NFL stadium are huge, and this year we are holding two games at one venue,” said Jack Groh, director, NFL Environmental Program. “One way to reduce the carbon footprint of such an event is by using renewable power.”

The EarthEra program provides a powerful new way for organizations and consumers to reduce their carbon footprint and help build a clean energy future. Created by NextEra Energy Resources, 100 percent of the revenue received from EarthEra renewable energy and offset product purchases are directed to the EarthEra Renewable Energy Trust to build new renewable energy facilities in the U.S.

NextEra Energy Resources is a unit of Juno Beach, Fla.-based FPL Group. FPL Group had 2009 revenues of more than $15 billion, nearly 43,000 MW of generating capacity, and more than 15,000 employees in 28 states and Canada.

 

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The Clarion Energy Content Team is made up of editors from various publications, including POWERGRID International, Power Engineering, Renewable Energy World, Hydro Review, Smart Energy International, and Power Engineering International. Contact the content lead for this publication at Jennifer.Runyon@ClarionEvents.com.

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