Amazon Exceeds Goal of 100% Renewable Energy 5 Years Early with 8.3 GW in 2022
Amazon has announced an impressive 8.3 gigawatt (GW) of renewable energy in 11 countries in 2022, bringing their total renewable energy portfolio to 20 GW. This is a new corporate record for the most renewable energy purchased in one year, making the company the largest corporate buyer of renewable energy. Amazon is now on track to reach their goal of powering their operations with 100% renewable energy five years ahead of their original target of 2030.
With the help of their new projects, Amazon hopes to bring innovative deals and technologies to new markets, as well as reduce the impacts of climate change. Their investments in renewable energy projects will result in 56,881 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of clean energy per year, along with 25 additional renewable energy projects in North America, India, Indonesia, and Japan.
Amazon is also co-founding The Climate Pledge and investing $2 billion in the development of decarbonizing services and solutions. This is a great opportunity for sellers and brands to join Amazon and make an impact on climate change, while continuing to use their cloud computing tools to increase sustainability and feed more people.