NextEra Offers a Smart Bet on Green Energy and a Rising Payout

While most of NextEra’s renewable generating capacity is in wind, much of its current backlog of 20 gigawatts is in solar and energy storage. Above, the company’s Sunshine Gateway Solar Energy Center in Wellborn, Fla.

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Wall Street has been captivated by the growth potential of green energy, from wind and solar power to hydrogen, renewable fuels, and carbon sequestration.

NextEra Energy

offers a relatively low-risk green play, with a 2.7% dividend yield that’s rising.

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