In our 2006 annual report we presented our five-year aspirations for 2006 through 2010. A summary of how we performed against key measures in each aspiration is detailed below.

ASPIRATIONSProgress in 2008
We aspire to continually deliver top-quartile total shareholder returns. In 2008, we delivered third-quartile total shareholder return of -28.3 percent due largely to unprecedented declines in stock market valuations. Clearly, we are not satisfied with this performance. We remain committed to our overarching financial aspiration to continually deliver top-quartile, positive total shareholder returns over the long term.
We aspire to provide clean, reliable and affordable power in our utility businesses. In 2008, we set records for the fastest, safest storm restoration in our company’s history. We continued our efforts to transform our generation portfolio to ensure our customers have access to clean, affordable power until market uncertainty in late 2008 prompted us to temporarily suspend long-term procurement efforts, with one exception. We intend to re-engage when conditions stabilize. We also met our cumulative emissions goal under our second voluntary commitment to stabilize our greenhouse gas emissions from 2006 to 2010 at 20 percent below year 2000 levels.
We aspire to operate safe, secure and vital nuclear resources in an environment that is both growing and carbon-constrained. Our non-utility nuclear fleet turned in excellent operating performance, achieving the highest level of generating output since Entergy assumed ownership of these assets. Deteriorating financial market conditions in late 2008 and a longer than planned regulatory approval process caused the spin-off of our non-utility nuclear assets to Entergy shareholders to be delayed. We are now in a position of rolling readiness, prepared to act once we receive acceptable regulatory approvals and the timing is right to access financial markets. We remain committed to maximizing the value that continues to exist in our non-utility nuclear assets.
We aspire to break the cycle of poverty and contribute to a society that is healthy, educated and productive. In 2008, we raised more than $2.3 million in bill payment assistance funds from our customers, employees and shareholders. One hundred percent of these funds go to customers who need help paying their utility bills.