Amazon surges toward net-zero carbon emissions

In adding 26 new utility-scale wind and solar energy projects producing 3.4GW of energy production capacity, so Amazon has now invested in more than 4GW of extra renewable energy capacity worldwide in 2020. These new projects will make Amazon the biggest corporate buyer of renewable energy in the world.

With previous renewable energy investments, Amazon now has 6.5GW of wind and solar energy capacity, producing 18TWh of renewable energy annually. The retail, tech and logistics giant has set a goal of being net-zero carbon by 2040 with its infrastructure running on 100% renewables by 2030.

“Amazon is helping fight climate change by moving quickly to power our businesses with renewable energy,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO. “With a total of 127 solar and wind projects, Amazon is now the biggest corporate buyer of renewable energy ever. We are on a path to running 100% of our business on renewable energy by 2025 – five years ahead of our original target of 2030. This is just one of the many steps we’re taking that will help us meet our Climate Pledge. I couldn’t be prouder of all the teams across Amazon that continue to work hard, smart, and fast to get these projects up and running.”