Amazon announced 26 new utility-scale wind and solar energy projects with 3.4 GW of electricity production capacity. The total investment in renewable energy in 2020 now reached 35 projects and more than 4 GW of capacity. These new projects will make Amazon the largest-ever corporate purchaser of renewable energy.
In total, Amazon has now invested in 6.5 GW of wind and solar projects that will enable the company to supply its operations with more than 18 million MWh of renewable energy annually. These projects will supply renewable energy for Amazon’s corporate offices, fulfillment centers, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) data centers that support millions of customers globally. Part of Amazon’s net-zero carbon emissions by 2040 commitment is powering Amazon’s infrastructure with 100% renewable energy.
“Amazon is helping fight climate change by moving quickly to power our businesses with renewable energy,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO. “With a total of 127 solar and wind projects, Amazon is now the biggest corporate buyer of renewable energy ever. We are on a path to running 100% of our business on renewable energy by 2025 — five years ahead of our original target of 2030. This is just one of the many steps we’re taking that will help us meet our Climate Pledge. I couldn’t be more proud of all the teams across Amazon that continue to work hard, smart, and fast to get these projects up and running.”
The 26 new wind and solar projects announced today are located in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, South Africa, Sweden, the U.K., and the U.S. The new projects are Amazon’s first in France, Germany, Italy, and South Africa.
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