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Amazon Unveils Three New Renewable Energy Projects


In keeping with its pledge to be a net zero-carbon organization by 2040, Amazon announced the construction of three new renewable energy projects in the United States and Spain. Combined, the projects are expected to produce 329 MW of additional renewable capacity and almost 700,000 MWh of energy annually, or enough to power more than 67,000 homes.

In the United States, one of Amazon’s new facilities will be its first renewable energy project in Illinois. The other will be its ninth in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Amazon said it has has launched more than 70 renewable energy projects, including 21 utility-scale wind and solar farms and more than 50 solar rooftops installed on fulfillment centers and sort centers around the globe.

“Earlier this year, we announced The Climate Pledge, setting a goal to meet the Paris Agreement 10 years early and be net zero-carbon by 2040,” said Kara Hurst, Amazon director of sustainability. “We also plan to run on 80 percent renewable energy by 2024 and 100 percent renewable energy by 2030. We’re committed to investing in renewable energy as a critical step toward addressing our carbon footprint globally.”