“We’re driving hard to fulfill The Climate Pledge – our commitment to reach net-zero carbon by 2040, 10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement,” says Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO. “Our investments in wind and solar energy in the U.S. and around the world send a signal that investing in green technologies is the right thing to do for the planet and citizens – as well as for the long-term success of businesses of all sizes across all industries everywhere.”
The 14 new wind and solar projects include the following:
- 11 U.S.-based projects, including Amazon’s first solar projects in Arkansas, Mississippi and Pennsylvania, and additional projects in Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio.
- In Canada, Amazon’s second renewable energy project in Alberta is a 375 MW solar farm – which is also the largest in the country.
- Amazon’s first project in Finland – is a 52 MW wind farm located near the country’s west coast. The project is expected to begin producing energy in 2022.
- In Spain, Amazon’s fifth solar project, which will generate 152 MW when it comes online in 2023.
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