Amazon says it is adding 2.7 gigawatts of clean energy capacity to its operations that are spread across 71 new renewable energy projects worldwide, as it works towards becoming a carbon neutral biz by 2040.
The megacorp's latest renewable energy projects include the first it has been involved with 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 this to be equivalent to the annual power consumption of 4.6 million US homes.
Adam Selipsky, CEO of operating division Amazon Web Services (AWS), said in a statement the company was on a path to reach 100 percent renewable energy across its entire business by 2025.
"We are bringing new wind and solar projects online to power our offices, fulfilment centers, datacenters and stores, which collectively serve millions of customers globally," he commented.