FPL Group Incorporated, a generator of renewable electric power, yesterday announced a $2.4 billion investment program aimed at increasing U.S. solar thermal energy output and reducing carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to global warming.

"These new investments, coupled with our recent announcement to invest an estimated $20 billion in new wind generation, demonstrate FPL Group's continued commitment to improve the environment." --Lew Hay, Chairman and CEO, FPL Group.