Electric utility and renewables pacesetter NextEra Energy unveiled a “real zero” goal to eliminate CO2 emissions from its operations and purchased power by 2045 without use of carbon capture or offsets, the first such commitment by a major US energy producer.

To get there, NextEra plans an unprecedented expansion of clean energy development by a single company at both its Florida Power and Light (FPL) and Energy Resources subsidiaries, the nation’s largest solar and wind energy generator.

At the same time, NextEra will leverage its scale and expertise to help its power sector and commercial and industrial customers reduce and, ultimately, eliminate emissions from their own operations.