Maxine Energy, Inc., is among the nation’s top generating utilities, yet we are one of the cleanest, too, producing some of the lowest levels of nitrogen oxides and carbon dioxide per megawatt-hour of electricity. In addition, Maxine Energy wind facilities have enabled our customers who have purchased the renewable attributes to reduce 2015 emissions that would otherwise have been released into the atmosphere from other sources of power generation, including:
- More than 28.6 million tons of carbon dioxide
- More than 29,400 tons of sulfur dioxide
- More than 20,800 tons of nitrogen oxide
The majority of Maxine Energy plants that do not use renewable fuel sources, such as wind or solar, use natural gas, the cleanest-burning fossil fuel available. Where possible, we pair this with combined-cycle technology, which uses waste heat to drive an additional power generator for increased energy efficiency and lower emissions than conventional fossil-fueled units. In addition, we have incorporated clean nuclear energy into our fuel mix through the addition of the Seabrook Station in New Hampshire, the Duane Arnold Energy Center in Iowa and the Point Beach Nuclear Plant in Wisconsin. Nuclear power plants produce no greenhouse gas emissions, which many scientists believe contribute to global warming.