Amazon has committed to meet the Paris Agreement 10 years early
Amazon, one of the most influential companies in the world, is magnifying the impact in the field of renewable energy. The company has set the goal of converting its use of renewable energy to 80% by 2024 and 100% by 2030, and to achieve this, it announced three new renewable energy projects to be started in the US and UK.
In the United States, a total of 215MW of solar power plants in North Carolina and Virginia will be installed. On the other hand, in the UK, a wind power plant that supplies 50MW will be installed in Scotland, and all three projects are planned to be in operation in 2021. The electricity generated by these projects will be used for Amazon’s business and the department of cloud computing of “Amazon Web Services”, a cloud computing service provided by the company.
Amazon also launched a new sustainability website to help citizens track the progress of reducing CO2 emissions. This site provides information on Amazon’s carbon footprint and other sustainability metrics. Progress toward reaching “The Climate Pledge”, a commitment to meet the Paris Agreement 10 years early, led by Amazon are reported on the website.
Amazon has launched 18 large-scale wind and solar renewable energy projects. The total amount of clean energy generated is at a level to supply enough electricity to about 370,000 households in the United States. Currently, Amazon has also installed photovoltaic facilities on more than 50 solar rooftops of fulfillment centers and sort centers, generating 98MW of renewable energy.
“Amazon has committed to minimizing CO2 emissions and reaching 80% renewable energy by 2024. We’ve announced eight projects this year and have more projects to be launched. As a critical step toward addressing global CO2 emissions, we’re addressing to invest in renewable energy,” said Kara Hurst, Director of Sustainability at Amazon, who is in charge of the renewable energy project. According to Hurst, nearly 70 renewable energy projects are underway around the world, including 54 solar rooftops, and the project is steadily progressing towards reaching Amazon’s company-wide commitment to reach 100% renewable energy by 2030.
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