April 9, 2010
Six ways to save on your taxes and help the environment, too

Second installment of FPL's “Earth Day Is Every Day” environmental awareness campaign focuses on helping customers preserve financial and natural resources

JUNO BEACH, Fla. – For the second installment of the “Earth Day Is Every Day” campaign, Florida Power & Light Company encourages customers to take advantage of energy-efficiency incentives that can save money and help the environment at the same time.

FPL's Six Ways to Save on Your Taxes and Help the Environment

April 11 – File your taxes online and save paper by using IRS e-file. FPL also offers online bill payment. Since the FPL E-Mail Bill® program began in 2001, customers have saved a total of 171,000 trees by avoiding unnecessary paper billing transactions. If you sign up for FPL's E-Mail bill before the end of May, we’ll plant two new trees in your honor.

April 12 – Did you know that plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) can reduce overall carbon emissions by up to 70 percent and lower fuel costs by up to 80 percent? You can go electric, too, with a variety of tax credits ranging from $2,500 to $7,500, depending on the size of the battery in the car. As the first utility in the nation to put an industrial plug-in hybrid bucket truck into service, FPL’s goal is that 100 percent of all new company vehicles will be PEVs or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles by 2020.

April 13 – It’s getting warmer every day. Insulation can help you keep the heat out and the savings in by reducing how hard your A/C has to work to cool your home. Federal tax credits can cover 30 percent of the cost of qualified materials up to $1,500. Learn more at www.energystar.gov/taxcredits.

April 14 – Today in Sarasota, FPL is treating St. Martha’s Day Care, a nonprofit childcare organization, to an energy-efficiency makeover. Did you make qualified energy-efficiency improvements to your home in 2009? If you did, don’t forget to file IRS Form 5695 for qualified Residential Energy Credits.

April 15 – Your tax return is due today! Don’t despair – if you made qualified solar-powered improvements to your home in 2009, tap federal tax credits of up to 30 percent of the cost. FPL believes solar power is an important part of our energy future so we’re investing in the next generation with Solar Education Stations for schools. The newest opens today at J.D. Parker Elementary School in Stuart, near where FPL is building the world’s first solar hybrid power plant.

April 16 – Time to start thinking about your 2010 taxes! Check out Florida’s ENERGY STAR appliance rebate program, which starts today. State residents can receive a 20-percent rebate off a new ENERGY STAR-qualified appliance. You can also learn more about FPL rebates for a variety of residential and business energy efficiency upgrades at www.FPL.com.

For more information on FPL’s “Earth Day Is Every Day” campaign, the full list of tips and links to videos and other information, please visit www.FPL.com or www.twitter.com/insidefpl.

Florida Power & Light Company
Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) is the largest electric utility in Florida and one of the largest rate-regulated utilities in the United States. FPL serves approximately 4.5 million customer accounts in Florida and is a leading employer in the state with 10,500 employees. The company consistently outperforms national averages for service reliability while customer bills are below the national average. A clean energy leader, FPL has one of the lowest emissions profiles and the No. 1 energy efficiency program among utilities nationwide. FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Fla.-based FPL Group, Inc. (NYSE: FPL). For more information, visit www.FPL.com.