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    Amazon Adds Record 8.3 GW of Renewables in 2022

    February 1, 2023 - Saur News Bureau


      Highlights :

      * The company has made these additions through 133 new projects in 11 countries.

      * In India, a third 200 MW wind-solar hybrid project was added to Amazon's first two wind-solar hybrid projects.

      Global e-commerce giant Amazon has added a remarkable capacity of 8.3 GW in 2022 in terms of renewable energy. The company has made these additions through 133 new projects in 11 countries.

      The official statement, the company held that now the total portfolio is over 20 GW which is enough to power 5.3 million U.S. homes-across 401 renewable energy projects in 22 countries. With these continued investments, it claims to have set a new corporate record for the most renewable energy announced by a single company in one year. The company remains the largest corporate buyer of renewable energy.

      The renewable energy purchases by Amazon continue to add new wind and solar projects on the grids that power Amazon's operations, including its Web Services (AWS) data centers, fulfillment centers, and physical stores around the world.

      Amazon said that RE purchases also bring the firm closer to powering its operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025-five years ahead of its original 2030 target.

      In 2022, it announced new projects in Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Poland, Singapore, Spain, and the U.S. It also broke ground in Brazil, India, and Indonesia. With 25 new renewable energy projects secured to close out the year, the Amazon now has 401 projects globally, including 164 wind farms and solar farms, and 237 rooftop solar projects on Amazon facilities.

      Once all the projects are operational around the globe, they are are expected to generate 56,881 GWh of clean energy each year.

      Adam Selipsky, CEO of AWS, said, "These projects highlight the diversity of our renewable energy sources and showcase our ability to bring new technologies to new markets and further reduce the impacts of climate change."

      In addition to the 108 clean energy projects the company announced in 2022, Amazon also had 25 additional 2022 clean energy projects. This includes ten new renewable energy projects in India, Indonesia, and Japan. In India, a third 200 MW wind-solar hybrid project was added to Amazon's first two wind-solar hybrid projects.

      To ensure organizations' renewable energy purchases have the greatest impact on emissions reductions, Amazon recently led the creation of the new Emissions First coalition.

      Amazon also co-founded The Climate Pledge in 2019, committing to reach net-zero carbon by 2040-10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement.


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