Amazon to buy energy from windfarms in Europe and US

Amazon plans to purchase energy produced by three windfarms as part of its long-term goal to power all Amazon Web Services (AWS) global infrastructure via renewables.

The three projects ” two 91 MW windfarms in Ireland and Sweden and a 47 MW plant in California ” will deliver an expected 670,000 MWh annually.

“Each of these projects brings us closer to our long-term commitment to use 100 per cent renewable energy to power our global AWS infrastructure,” said Peter DeSantis of AWS.

Beyond the sustainability initiatives focused on powering the AWS global infrastructure, Amazon recently announced Shipment Zero, which is Amazon’s vision to make all Amazon shipments net zero carbon, with 50 percent of all shipments net zero by 2030.

The company alsoà‚ recently announced the deployment of an intelligent street lighting system as part of its smart city and energy efficiency initiativesà‚ inà‚ Australia’s Northern Territory.

In total, Amazon has enabled 53 wind and solar projects worldwide, which produce more than 1,016 MW. Amazon has also set a goal to host solar energy systems at 50 fulfillment centers by 2020. This deployment of rooftop solar systems is part of a long-term initiative that will start in North America. Amazon also implemented the District Energy Project that uses recycled energy for heating offices in Seattle.à‚ 

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