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Amazon continue 2040 climate pledge efforts

By Lauren Fruncillo March 17, 2020 - 10:30 am

Amazon are continuing their efforts to hit their climate pledge of 80% renewable energy by 2024 and 100% renewable energy by 2030 with four new renewable energy projects in Australia, Spain, Sweden, and the US. Amazon are taking their net zero carbon by 2040 pledge very seriously.

The four new Amazon renewable energy projects will provide additional renewable capacity to the grids supplying the company’s AWS data centers, which power Amazon and millions of AWS customers globally.

Currently Amazon have 26 wind and solar renewable energy projects and deliver more than 6.2 million MWh of clean energy annually. They have also installed a number of solar rooftops on fulfillment centers and sort centers globally.

“We’re on a mission to meet the Paris Agreement 10 years early as part of The Climate Pledge commitment to be net zero carbon across our operations by 2040. These new renewable energy projects are part of our roadmap to 80% renewable energy by 2024 and 100% renewable energy by 2030,”

“In addition to the environmental benefits inherently associated with running applications in the cloud, investing in renewable energy is a critical step toward addressing our carbon footprint globally.”
– said Kara Hurst, Vice President of Sustainability, Amazon.

Amazon Climate Pledge Goals

  • 100% Net zero carbon by 2040

  • Deploying their technology and people to reach net zero carbon across Amazon by 2040, one decade ahead of the Paris Agreement.

  • Renewable energy by 2024

  • Investing in wind and solar to reach 80% renewable energy across all business operations by 2024. We expect to reach ~40% renewable energy by the end of 2019.

  • 100% Renewable energy by 2030

  • Investing in wind and solar to reach 100% renewable energy across all business operations by 2030.

  • 50% Shipments net zero carbon by 2030

  • Our vision to make all Amazon shipments net zero carbon, with 50% of all shipments net zero carbon by 2030.

Amazon’s pledge to reach the Paris climate agreement 10 years early will put them ahead in the eyes of consumers conscious of sustainability.

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