Climate Change

NextEra Energy

Brands and Associated Companies Florida Power & Light FPL Fibernet
InfluenceMap Score
C
Performance Band
70%
Organisation Score
37%
Relationship Score
Sector:
Utilities
Head​quarters:
Juno Beach, United States
Brands and Associated Companies
Florida Power & Light, FPL Fibernet

NextEra Energy is lobbying US climate change legislation with some supportive policy positions. NextEra Energy has recognized the need to take action on climate change and supports US regulatory efforts to reduce GHG emissions. NextEra Energy has been an advocate for the US Clean Power Plan, legally intervening in support of the plan in 2015. In consultation with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2015 and 2016, NextEra Energy reiterated this support, including strong support for the Clean Energy Incentive Program under the plan, but opposed further GHG emission standards for the oil and gas sector. NextEra Energy appears to support some renewable energy legislation, including a federal Wind Production Tax Credit (PTC) and Hawaii's renewable portfolio standard of 100% by 2045. However, Florida Power & Light, the principal subsidiary of NextEra Energy, appears to have been a a primary supporter of a 2016 Florida Ballot Initiative that would have limited the expansion of distributive solar generation. Florida Power & Light also appears to have lobbied to terminate Florida's solar rebate program in 2015 and against the creation of renewable energy portfolio standards for the state. NextEra Energy appears to generally support a transition to a low-carbon power sector has also run advertising campaigns to promote the electrification of transport. Despite its own positions on climate policy, NextEra Energy retains membership of a number of US trade associations that are opposing US climate regulation, including Business Roundtable and the Consumer Energy Alliance.

QUESTIONS SOURCES Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency 2 NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Climate Science Stance 1 NS NA 1 NS NS NS NA
Need for climate regulations 1 NS NS 2 NS NS NS NA
UN Treaty Support NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Transparency on Legislation 1 NA -2 NA NA NA NS NA
Carbon Tax NS NS NS NS 1 NS NS NA
Emissions Trading NS NS NS 1 NS NS NS NA
Energy Efficiency Standards NS NS NS 1 -2 NS NS NA
Renewable Energy Legislation 2 1 NS 0 -1 2 NS NA
Energy Policy and Mix 1 1 NS NS 0 1 1 NA
GHG Emission Standards 1 2 NS 1 2 2 NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships -2 NS -2 NA NA NA NS NS
Strength of Relationship
STRONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEAK
 
50%
 
30%
 
24%
 
93%

How to Read our Relationship Score Map

In this section, we depict graphically the relationships the corporation has with trade associations, federations, advocacy groups and other third parties who may be acting on their behalf to influence climate change policy. Each of the columns above represents one relationship the corporation appears to have with such a third party. In these columns, the top, dark section represents the strength of the relationship the corporation has with the influencer. For example if a corporation's senior executive also held a key role in the trade association, we would deem this to be a strong relationship and it would be on the far left of the chart above, with the weaker ones to the right. Click on these grey shaded upper sections for details of these relationships. The middle section contains a link to the organization score details of the influencer concerned, so you can see the details of its climate change policy influence. Click on the middle sections for for details of the trade associations. The lower section contains the organization score of that influencer, the lower the more negatively it is influencing climate policy.