Statement by CEO of NextEra Energy Resources on Interior Secretary Salazar's announcement that he is leaving the Obama administration

Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:00am EST

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JUNO BEACH, Fla.,  Jan. 17, 2013  /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NextEra Energy
Resources, LLC, President and CEO  Armando Pimentel  issued the following
statement on the announcement that Interior Secretary  Ken Salazar  is leaving
the Obama administration:

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"Secretary Salazar has been a key advocate of the 'all-of-the-above' energy
strategy advocated by the Obama administration. During his tenure at the
Department of the Interior, Secretary Salazar has compiled a long list of
noteworthy accomplishments, including overseeing the blueprint for solar energy
development in the West.

"Since 2009, the Department of Interior has authorized numerous solar, wind and
geothermal energy projects on public lands that will create clean energy and
enhance economic development opportunities for the communities that host these
projects for years to come.

"Throughout his career, Secretary Salazar has been a true visionary, a strong
leader and a faithful public servant. We thank him for his service and wish him
well in the next chapter of his life."

About NextEra Energy Resources

NextEra Energy Resources, LLC (together with affiliated entities, "NextEra
Energy Resources"), is a clean energy leader and is one of the largest
competitive energy suppliers in  North America, operating in 22 states and 
Canada  as of year-end 2011. NextEra Energy Resources is the largest generator
in  the United States  of renewable energy from the wind and sun, owning and
operating approximately 8,569 megawatts of wind and 158 megawatts of solar power
generation at the end of 2011. The business operates clean, emissions-free
nuclear power generation facilities in  New Hampshire,  Iowa  and  Wisconsin  as
part of the NextEra Energy nuclear fleet, which has the third largest number of
commercial nuclear power units in  the United States. NextEra Energy Resources
is a subsidiary of  Juno Beach, Fla.-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE). For
more information, visit

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