NextEra Energy is the second-largest generator from natural gas in the U.S. By transforming older, less-efficient fossil plants into state-of-the-art natural gas facilities, we're saving our customers money, improving reliability and reducing our environmental footprint at the same time.
Altogether, these plants have cut CO2 emissions rates in half and cut overall air emissions rates by more than 90 percent, when compared to former plant designs. This also means a reduction in our country's use of foreign oil. Our drive to be energy independent has allowed us to reduce foreign oil usage by 98 percent, making foreign oil a foreign concept.
NextEra Energy began investing in U.S.-produced shale gas production in 2008, and today has more than $4.3 billion deployed around the country.
Additionally, NextEra Energy is executing on our plans for significant investments in natural gas pipelines, including: