This is refreshing to read and also to see an organisation such as Amazon, really embracing the #cleanenergyrevolution and delivering Energy Management.
Five years ago, I was approached by a recruitment company with regards to providing an energy management role within the U.K. I declined this opportunity as I was focussing on the future growth of my own company. I knew then though, that this was a company to keep an eye on. Their rapid growth from books to technology and now food deliveries has been astonishing, however, this has not been to the detriment of our planet. I’m sure there will be sceptics along the way, but this announcement demonstrates that Amazon are pushing the barriers not only in business but also in clean energy.
I’m sure this will continue as I also know that behind the scenes, they are managing their energy consumption.
Amazon is expanding its renewable energy portfolio globally, with an additional 2.7 gigawatts (GW) of clean energy capacity across 71 new renewable energy projects. This includes the company’s first renewable energy project in South America – located in Brazil – and its first solar farms in India and Poland.
Once fully operational, Amazon’s global renewable energy portfolio will generate 50,000 gigawatt hours (GWh) of clean energy, which is the equivalent amount of electricity needed to power 4.6 million U.S. homes each year.
Around the world, countries are looking to accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy, and continued investments like ours can help accelerate their journey.