Amazon says it’s adding 2.7 gigawatts of clean energy capacity to its operations, spread across 71 new renewable energy projects worldwide, as it works towards becoming a carbon-neutral business by 2040.
The mega-corporation’s most recent renewable energy projects include the first it has been involved in in South America, India and Poland. Once operational, Amazon’s entire renewable energy portfolio will be capable of providing 50,000 gigawatt hours (GWh) of clean energy, the company said, claiming that’s equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of 4.6 million U.S. homes.
Adam Selipsky, CEO of Amazon Web Services (AWS) business, said in a statement the company is on track to achieve 100 percent renewable energy across its business by 2025.
“We are bringing new wind and solar projects online to power our offices, fulfillment centers, data centers and stores, which collectively serve millions of…