Amazon AWS: Amazon invests in more renewable energy projects

Sep 23, 2022 | Posted by MadalineDunn

Amazon has announced that it has invested in another wave of renewable energy projects, totaling 71. Altogether, these projects will take the giant total renewable energy production to 50,000GWh, the same amount required to power 4.6 million homes in the US annually. These projects include three large-scale solar power projects in Rajasthan, which will total 420MW of clean energy capacity. Meanwhile, in Europe, the company is launching its first rooftop solar projects in France and Austria and its first solar farm in Poland. Elsewhere in South America,  the company is building its first renewable energy project, a 122 MW solar farm in Brazil, while in North America, it’s introducing 1GW of clean energy capacity across the Southeastern US, this includes the first two renewable energy projects in Louisiana.

Speaking about this renewable energy expansion, said Adam Selipsky, CEO of Amazon Web Services, said: “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."

Adding: “Around the world, countries are looking to accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy, and continued investments like ours can help accelerate their journey as we all work together to mitigate the impacts of climate change.”

Walburga Hemetsberger, CEO of SolarPower Europe, founding partner of the RE-Source Platform, commented: “With its landmark solar projects announced in Poland and France, Amazon has taken crucial steps towards its net-zero pledge while supporting Europe’s own climate goals. As Europe faces skyrocketing energy prices, solar and renewable energy deals will strengthen Amazon’s strategic resilience—we hope to see more companies follow Amazon’s lead.”

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