At NextEra Energy Services, we believe that affordable, renewable energy options should be available to all. We are a part of NextEra Energy Resources, the largest generator of wind and solar renewable energy in the world.
Renewable energy resources, such as wind and solar energy, are constantly replenished and never run out. Key benefits of renewable energy are:
Renewable energy technologies are clean sources of energy that have a much lower environmental impact than conventional energy technologies.
Renewable energy never runs out. Other sources of energy are finite and will someday be depleted.
Most renewable energy investments are spent on materials and workmanship to build and maintain the facilities, rather than on costly energy imports. Renewable energy investments are usually spent within the U.S. frequently in the same state, and often in the same county. This means your energy dollars stay home to create jobs and to fuel local economies, rather than going overseas. Meanwhile, renewable energy technologies developed and built in the U.S. are being sold overseas, improving the U.S. trade deficit.
In the last few decades, our nation has increased its dependence on foreign oil supplies instead of decreasing it. This impacts more than just our national energy policy. Our nation's energy security continues to be threatened by our dependency on fossil fuels. These conventional energy sources are vulnerable to political instabilities, trade disputes, embargoes, and other disruptions.
By selecting a renewable energy plan, you help to support a cleaner environment by contributing to the addition of renewable energy sources onto the electric grid. Renewable plans are supported through the acquisition of Renewable Energy Credits (RECs). As renewable generators produce electricity, they create one REC for every 1000 kilowatt-hours (or 1 megawatt-hour) of electricity placed on the grid. As demand for RECs increases, renewable generation also increases.
Our parent company, NextEra Energy Resources, has a solid track record of leadership in renewable energy.