Amazon Announces 71 New Renewable Energy Projects Globally, Including Firsts in Brazil, India, and Poland
Amazon now has 202 renewable energy projects in
The total renewable energy projects enabled by Amazon will generate 50,000 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of clean energy--or enough to power 4.6 million
"We are bringing new wind and solar projects online to power our offices, fulfillment centers, data centers, and stores, which collectively serve millions of customers globally, and we are on a path to reach 100% renewable energy across our entire business by 2025," said
As the largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy globally, Amazon now has a total of 379 renewable energy projects across 21 countries, including 154 wind and solar farms and 225 rooftop solar projects, representing 18.5 GW of renewable energy capacity. By the end of 2021, the company had reached 85% renewable energy across its business.
Amazon continues to successfully enable projects in power grids around the world, including:
- In the
Asia-Pacific region, Amazon is announcing the company's first three large-scale projects in India. All three are solar projects in Rajasthan, representing 420 megawatts (MW) of clean energy capacity. Amazon is scaling fast in India, and these first investments play a critical role in reducing our carbon emissions in the country. In the Asia-Pacific region, the company now has a total of 57 renewable energy projects.
Europe, Amazon now has 117 renewable energy projects. Amazon is announcing its first rooftop solar projects in Franceand Austria, and its first solar farm in Poland. Amazon's investment in its first utility-scale project in Polandis one of the largest corporate solar deals announced to date in the country. With this commitment, Amazon is directly contributing to the Polish government's goal of increasing renewable energy on its grid. Corporate support of new renewable energy projects like Amazon's helps open up the market for additional wind and solar farms, and accelerates the decarbonization of the grid.
North America, Amazon is adding 1 GW of clean energy capacity across the Southeastern U.S., including the company's first two renewable energy projects in Louisiana. The company now has a total of 202 projects across North America.
South America, Amazon is announcing its first renewable energy project, which is a 122 MW solar farm in Brazil. In addition to providing renewable power to Amazon's operations in the region, this project will also provide economic benefits to the local economy and the region's biodiversity. The project includes a $380,000( R$2 million) investment in environmental programs during construction to protect and promote biodiversity. The project is estimated to create 850 jobs during the construction phase, with an additional 30 permanent jobs once the project becomes operational.
To help scale the benefits of investments in the renewable energy sector as it continues to grow, Amazon is also working through the Clean Energy Buyers Institute's (CEBI) Beyond the Megawatt initiative to ensure the industry is maximizing the economic, environmental, and social impact of energy procurement.
"As a key leader in the CEBA community, Amazon continues to demonstrate that when it commits to a vision, it drives a pace and scale that's a new bar to follow," said
"With its landmark solar projects announced in
Amazon co-founded The Climate Pledge in 2019, committing to reach net-zero carbon by 2040--10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement. The Pledge now has more than 375 signatories, including Best Buy, IBM, Microsoft, PepsiCo, Siemens, Unilever, Verizon, and
Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Amazon strives to be Earth's
For over 15 years,
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