Amazon’s commitment to reach 80% renewable energy by 2024 and 100% renewable energy by 2030 is still on track, with the company announcing five new projects in China, Australia and the United States.
In addition to a 100-MW solar project in China and a 105-MW solar project in Australia, Amazon will build two solar projects in Ohio and one in Virginia. The Ohio projects will be 200 MW and 80 MW, and the Virginia project will reach 130 MW.
“As a signatory to The Climate Pledge, we’re committed to meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement 10 years early and reaching net zero carbon across Amazon by 2040,” said Kara Hurst, Vice President of Sustainability, Amazon. “These five new renewable energy projects are a critical part of our roadmap to reach this goal. In fact, we believe it is possible to reach 100% renewable energy by 2025, five years ahead of the goals we announced last fall. While this will be challenging, we have a credible plan to get there.”
No additional information on the projects’ locations, developers or EPCs was provided.