Colorado updates clean energy vision

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Building on executive actions from July, Colorado's governor revised the state climate plan to include emissions abatement and an electric vehicle corridor. Gov. John Hickenlooper in July outlined a mandate to cut state-wide greenhouse gas emissions by more than 25 percent from their 2005 levels and cut the emissions of carbon dioxide, a potent greenhouse gas, from the electricity sector by 25 percent.

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In the competitive energy business, NextEra Energy Resources stands for clean energy. We have invested – and will continue to invest – in a clean-energy tomorrow for future generations. Our expertise is in wholesale and retail electricity and project development and construction, as well as in offering customers the energy products and services they need. Our parent, NextEra Energy, Inc., is a leading clean-energy company with 2009 revenues of more than $15 billion, nearly 43,000 megawatts of generating capacity and more than 15,000 employees in 27 states and Canada.

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