Amazon to build 37 new renewable energy projects totaling 3.5 GW

Amazon is all set to build with 37 new renewable energy projects across the world.

The move comes as the company is on its way to power 100% of its operations with renewable energy by 2025.

According to the company statement, the new projects will take the capacity of Amazon’s renewable energy portfolio from 12.2 GW to 15.7 GW. The new projects are located across the U.S., Spain, France, Australia, Canada, India, Japan, and the United Arab Emirates. It includes three new wind farms, 26 new solar farms, and eight new rooftop solar installations at company buildings.

With these projects, it will bring the total number of renewable energy projects of the company to 310 across 19 countries.

The new projects will take the Amazon’s leadership position as the world's largest corporate buyer of renewable energy.

“Our commitment to protecting the planet and limiting Amazon’s impact on the environment has led us to become the largest corporate buyer of renewable energy in the world in both 2020 and 2021. Given the growth of our business, and our mission to run 100% of Amazon’s operations on renewable energy, we aren’t slowing our renewable investments down,” Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon, commented.

The company currently has 310 wind and solar projects across 19 countries.

"We are working hard to reach our goal of powering 100% of our business on renewable energy by 2025—five years ahead of our original target of 2030," the statement reads.

Meanwhile, Amazon informed that it continues to invest in renewable energy projects paired with energy storage.

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