美国佛罗里达州JUNO BEACH市新闻――佛罗里达州电力和照明公司（Florida Power & Light Company）坚信当我们向尊贵的客户和政府立法者提议建立一个先进的洁净煤技术发电厂的时候，他们应该相信事实，而不是花言巧语，这个建议与今天一些环保组织的建议相反。加拉兹县发电厂对环境影响很敏感，而且，未来将为客户带来经济效益，确保其能源安全。
佛罗里达州电力和照明公司是FPL集团公司的主要下属子公司，以高质量，高效率和客户至上而享誉全国，专业提供能源相关的产品和服务，年收入近160亿美元，在美国26个州都设有分公司。FPL集团被普遍认为是美国最主要的电力公司，佛罗里达州电力和照明公司为佛罗里达州440万市民提供电力，FPL计软较有竞争力的子公司FPL Energy和LLC是利用洁净可再生燃料发电的领先企业。更多信息登录网站：www.FPL.com, www.FPLGroup.com, www.FPLEnergy.com。
[COLOR=#708090]FPL Urges State to Look at Facts Regarding Its Proposed Clean Coal Plant
JUNO BEACH, Fla.——（BUSINESS WIRE）——Florida Power & Light Company （NYSE:FPL） strongly believes our valued customers and our state lawmakers deserve facts, not rhetoric, when it comes to our proposal for an advanced clean coal technology power plant. Contrary to what some environmental organizations suggest today, the FPL Glades Power Park will be environmentally-sensitive and will offer customers pocketbook and energy security for the future.
Our approach is a balanced one, built on our reputation for energy conservation, the search for reliable and affordable energy supplies, and our promise to build one of the cleanest coal plants in the country.
The FPL Glades Power Park will use less coal to produce more energy than the plants of yesterday, because our engineers will be using state of the art technology. In fact, the FPL Glades Power Park will be 23 percent more efficient than the average existing U.S. coal plant.
Pollution control is a top priority. FPL‘s proposed clean coal plant will result in mercury emissions 50 percent below strict new federal standards mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency. The mercury in Glades County attributable to the proposed advanced technology coal power plant would be considerably less than one/one-hundredth （1/100th） of the mercury attributable to other sources. In summary, it would be impossible to detect the addition of such a small amount of mercury to what is already there.
Our efforts to meet our customers‘ energy demands and environmental sensitivity don‘t stop there. That‘s why the Department of Energy has recognized FPL as the nation‘s leading utility when it comes to energy conservation. It‘s important to note, FPL customers represent about three percent of the U.S. population, yet FPL has delivered 13 percent of the utility industry‘s conservation efforts. FPL and its valued customers have embraced conservation so much that the effort has avoided the need for building 11 power plants over the past quarter-century. Also, FPL will use energy conservation programs to off-set about 26 percent of the expected growth in demand between 2006 and 2015.
Some environmentalists tried to unfavorably compare FPL energy efficiency and affordability with California‘s Pacific Gas & Electric. Here are a few facts they left out. FPL‘s customers conserve more energy than any one California utility. In addition, our customers pay less for their electricity than residents in California. For example, a typical FPL residential bill costs $108.61 for 1000 kilowatt-hours （kWh）. A PGE customer in California would pay $193.85 for the same amount of electricity.
Energy conservation and renewable energy supplies are simply not enough, though, for a state growing as rapidly as Florida. On average, FPL is adding 90,000 new customer accounts every year. Residential customers on average use 30 percent more electricity now than they did 20 years ago.
Clean coal helps meet that energy demand. Without it FPL would, in the near future, have to rely on natural gas for more than 70 percent of its energy production, a fuel source that has seen much volatility in recent years. In addition, natural gas supplies can be jeopardized whenever a hurricane roars through the Gulf of Mexico.
Finally, FPL Group, FPL‘s parent company, is a founding member of the U.S. Climate Action Partnership, an alliance of major American businesses and leading environmental groups calling for swift federal action to reduce greenhouse gases. Indeed, if all utilities had FPL Group‘s CO2 emissions rate profile, the U.S. would already meet the Kyoto Protocol‘s targets for reducing greenhouse gases.
Florida Power & Light Company is the principal subsidiary of FPL Group, Inc. （NYSE:FPL）, nationally known as a high quality, efficient and customer-driven organization focused on energy-related products and services. With annual revenues of nearly $16 billion and a growing presence in 26 states, FPL Group is widely recognized as one of the country‘s premier power companies. Florida Power & Light Company serves 4.4 million customer accounts in Florida. FPL Energy, LLC, FPL Group‘s competitive energy subsidiary, is a leader in producing electricity from clean and renewable fuels. Additional information is available on the Internet at www.FPL.com, www.FPLGroup.com, www.FPLEnergy.com.[/COLOR]