Amazon have recently announced that they are now the largest corporate buyer of renewable energy in Europe with 206 projects around the world, enough to power millions of homes a year.
This recent feat is no surprise, considering Amazon have always made their environmental goals and ambitions clear. In 2020 Amazon became the largest-ever corporate purchaser of renewable energy and with more than 2.5 GW of capacity in Europe, and 8.5 GW of renewable energy capacity globally, Amazon is on a path to 100% renewable energy by 2025.
“Amazon continues to scale up its investments in renewable energy as part of its effort to meet The Climate Pledge, our commitment to be net-zero carbon by 2040, With these nine new wind and solar projects, we have announced 206 renewable wind and solar projects worldwide, and we are now the largest corporate buyer of renewable energy in Europe and globally. Many parts of our business are already operating on renewable energy, and we expect to power all of Amazon with renewable energy by 2025—five years ahead of our original target of 2030.”
– Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO, Amazon
Amazon invests in nine new renewable energy projects
As well as being Europe’s largest corporate buyer of renewable energy Amazon have also announced nine new utility-scale wind and solar energy projects in the U.S., Canada, Spain, Sweden, and the UK. The company now has 206 renewable energy projects globally, including 71 utility-scale wind and solar projects and 135 solar rooftops on facilities and stores worldwide.
- Amazon’s first solar project paired with energy storage: Based in California’s Imperial Valley, Amazon’s first solar project paired with energy storage allows the company to align solar generation with the greatest demand.
- Amazon’s first renewable project in Canada: Amazon is announcing its first renewable energy investment in Canada—an 80 MW solar project in the County of Newell in Alberta.
- The largest corporate renewable energy project in the UK: Amazon’s newest project in the UK is a 350 MW wind farm off the coast of Scotland and is Amazon’s largest in the country.
- New projects in the U.S.: Amazon’s first renewable energy project in Oklahoma is a 118 MW wind project located in Murray County.
- Additional investments in Spain and Sweden: In Spain, Amazon’s newest solar projects are located in Extremadura and Andalucia, and together add more than 170 MW to the grid.