Since 2020, Amazon has been the largest corporate buyer of renewable energy in the world. We’re continuing to invest in renewable energy, and recently announced 37 new projects around the world, including in France and Spain.
The new projects increase the capacity of our renewable energy portfolio by nearly 30%, from 12.2 gigawatts (GW) to 15.7 GW. We now have a total of 310 renewable energy projects across 19 countries, including 134 wind and solar farms and 176 rooftop solar projects.
Once operational, our 310 projects are expected to produce 42,000 gigawatt hours (GWh) of renewable energy each year, enough electricity output to power 11 million European homes annually. . The carbon-free energy generated by these projects will also help avoid 17.3 million metric tons of carbon emissions annually: the equivalent of the annual emissions of more than 3.7 million cars in the US.
In Amazon CEO Andy Jassy’s words: “Our commitment to protecting the planet and limiting Amazon’s impact on the environment has led us to become the largest corporate buyer of renewable energy in the world in both 2020 and 2021. Given the growth of our business, and our mission to run 100% of Amazon’s operations on renewable energy, we aren’t slowing our renewable investments down.”
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