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Sengled Adds Voice Control to Smart Lighting Portfolio Through Amazon Alexa

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Customers Can Now Control Lights with their Voice Using the Sengled Home Skill for Alexa

ATLANTA, Feb. 21, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — Sengled, world leader of intelligent lighting products that integrate consumer electronics inside energy efficient LED lights, today announced that they will take customer convenience through intuitive behavior to the next level by offering voice control for their Element lighting system via Amazon Alexa.

Customers can now control up to fifty Element light bulbs throughout their home using their voice or phone with the Sengled Home Skill for Alexa. After enabling the Sengled Home Skill in the Alexa app and linking your Sengled account, simply say, “Alexa, discover my devices.” Customers can then control light bulbs in groups or individually, for full room or single lamp control. Envision a home where you can turn on/off or dim the lights by saying “Alexa, turn on the kitchen lights” when your hands are filled with groceries or “Alexa, turn off the bedside lamp” when you are drifting asleep after reading in bed.

“Integrating voice control capabilities into our Element product family was of highest priority,” said Alex Ruan, General Manager of Sengled North America. “By adding voice control capabilities via Amazon Alexa, our customers can have the best and most convenient lighting experience that improves their daily life. Our goal is to reinvent the light bulb by giving consumers more functionality with much less device clutter. By doing so, we make the smart home simple, with ease of installation and use.” Keep Reading

Keep Wisconsin Warm/Cool Fund – Heat For Heroes to expand upon its campaign to keep the heat and power on or avert homelessness for Veterans in crisis

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While the high cost of energy affects all of us, hit hardest are over 62,000 Wisconsin Veterans attempting to survive on incomes well below the poverty level

MADISON, Wis., Feb. 20, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — Along with engaging and raising public awareness, KWW/CF-Heat For Heroes has also set a fundraising goal of $500,000 for 2017 to respond to the growing unmet needs of struggling Veterans. During 2016 alone 3,848 Heroes were provided the emergency assistance necessary to offset a life threatening situation from occurring. This was due to the generosity of others right in our communities. Beginning February 1st, the campaign is calling upon Wisconsinites to not only give their financial support, but also show their commitment individually through the Citizen’s Pledge with opportunities at pledgeforvets.com and on Facebook and Twitter at #pledgeforvets. For more information contact Sara Cotter or Timothy Bruer.

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NextEra Energy board declares quarterly dividend

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JUNO BEACH, Fla., Feb. 17, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — The board of directors of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) today declared a regular quarterly common stock dividend of $0.9825 per share, up approximately 13 percent versus the prior-year comparable quarterly dividend. This increase is consistent with the plan announced in 2015 of targeting 12 to 14 percent annual growth in dividends per share through at least 2018, off a 2015 base. The dividend is payable on March 15, 2017, to shareholders of record on Feb. 28, 2017.

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NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) is a leading clean energy company with consolidated revenues of approximately $16.2 billion, approximately 45,900 megawatts of generating capacity, which includes megawatts associated with noncontrolling interests related to NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: NEP), and approximately 14,700 employees in 30 states and Canada as of year-end 2016. Headquartered in Juno Beach, Florida, NextEra Energy’s principal subsidiaries are Florida Power & Light Company, which serves approximately 4.9 million customer accounts in Florida and is one of the largest rate-regulated electric utilities in the United States, and NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which, together with its affiliated entities, is the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun. Through its subsidiaries, NextEra Energy generates clean, emissions-free electricity from eight commercial nuclear power units in Florida, New Hampshire, Iowa and Wisconsin. A Fortune 200 company and included in the S&P 100 index, NextEra Energy has been recognized often by third parties for its efforts in sustainability, corporate responsibility, ethics and compliance, and diversity, and has been ranked No. 1 in the electric and gas utilities industry in Fortune’s 2017 list of “World’s Most Admired Companies.” For more information about NextEra Energy companies, visit these websites: www.NextEraEnergy.com, www.FPL.com, www.NextEraEnergyResources.com.

Cautionary Statements and Risk Factors That May Affect Future Results

This news release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are not statements of historical facts, but instead represent the current expectations of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NextEra Energy) and Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) regarding future operating results and other future events, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and outside of NextEra Energy’s and FPL’s control.  Forward-looking statements in this news release include, among others, statements concerning adjusted earnings per share expectations and future operating performance, and statements concerning future dividends.  In some cases, you can identify the forward-looking statements by words or phrases such as “will,” “may result,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “intend,” “plan,” “seek,” “aim,” “potential,” “projection,” “forecast,” “predict,” “goals,” “target,” “outlook,” “should,” “would” or similar words or expressions. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are not a guarantee of future performance. The future results of NextEra Energy and FPL and their business and financial condition are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause their actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements, or may require them to limit or eliminate certain operations. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the following: effects of extensive regulation of NextEra Energy’s and FPL’s business operations; inability of NextEra Energy and FPL to recover in a timely manner any significant amount of costs, a return on certain assets or a reasonable return on invested capital through base rates, cost recovery clauses, other regulatory mechanisms or otherwise; impact of political, regulatory and economic factors on regulatory decisions important to NextEra Energy and FPL; disallowance of cost recovery by FPL based on a finding of imprudent use of derivative instruments; effect of any reductions to, or elimination of, governmental incentives or policies that support utility scale renewable energy projects of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC and its affiliated entities (NextEra Energy Resources) or the imposition of additional taxes or assessments on renewable energy; impact of new or revised laws, regulations, interpretations or other regulatory initiatives on NextEra Energy and FPL; effect on NextEra Energy and FPL of potential regulatory action to broaden the scope of regulation of over-the-counter (OTC) financial derivatives and to apply such regulation to NextEra Energy and FPL; capital expenditures, increased operating costs and various liabilities attributable to environmental laws, regulations and other standards applicable to NextEra Energy and FPL; effects on NextEra Energy and FPL of federal or state laws or regulations mandating new or additional limits on the production of greenhouse gas emissions; exposure of NextEra Energy and FPL to significant and increasing compliance costs and substantial monetary penalties and other sanctions as a result of extensive federal regulation of their operations; effect on NextEra Energy and FPL of changes in tax laws and in judgments and estimates used to determine tax-related asset and liability amounts; impact on NextEra Energy and FPL of adverse results of litigation; effect on NextEra Energy and FPL of failure to Keep Reading

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LONDON, Feb. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ 360WiseNews | — % Penetration & Numbers of Households

A Large Opportunity for Energy and Environmental Services – Historical 1900 to 2015, Forecast 2016 to 2050. In 2016 electricity access is widespread, 84% of households having a connection to a grid. With 70% having piped access water is less widely available, but not all of these are direct into homes, some are connections to an outside tap, but still count as household connections. Gas is very widely distributed in cylinders, but piped gas is only available in around 90 countries and 25% of households are connected.

Over the next 35 years the market opportunity presented by the increased numbers of households consuming electricity and gas will be enormous. Today’s 1.6 billion electrified households will double with an additional 800 million by 2050; the 1.4 billion with piped water will expand by approximately 400 million with more advanced piping will be installed in many, and the ½ billion households with a piped gas connection will expand by 365 million.

Some trends are hidden. Many population will grow, others have already stated a decline. In the 10 countries with the highest declines in population threatening their economic future the combined loss will be 50 million people. But because households are becoming smaller they will gain 25 million electrical connections and with increased gasification and 175 million gas consumers.

Asia is the leader today, with 48.2% of new electricity connections, but this will drop to 35.7% by 2035, while Sub-Saharan Africa will double in share from 13.1% to 27.7%.

All this is mapped out in these databases, the past, present and future. These databases quantify the current market and where it is, how large it will be in the future and where it will be.
The database contains 14 spreadsheets with data and charts. Keep Reading

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