Amazon Announces Three New Renewable Energy Projects in the US and UK to Support Amazon’s Pledge to Reach 80% Renewable Energy by 2024 and 100% Renewable Energy by 2030 – Business Wire

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Projects will support Amazon’s commitment to The Climate Pledge to be net zero carbon by 2040 and supply renewable energy to the company’s Amazon Web Services data centers that support Amazon and millions of AWS customers globally

Amazon’s first renewable energy project in Scotland, second in North Carolina, and eighth in the Commonwealth of Virginia – combined, are expected to produce 265 MW of additional renewable capacity and approximately 670,000 MWh of energy annually, or enough to power more than 62,000 homes

Globally, Amazon has nearly 70 renewable energy projects that have the capacity to generate over 1,600 MW and deliver more than 4.6 million MWh of energy annually

Major investments in renewable energy are a critical step toward addressing Amazon’s carbon footprint globally, and Amazon’s newest renewable energy project in Europe will be the largest corporate wind power purchase agreement (PPA) in the UK, located on the Kintyre Peninsula, Scotland. Once complete, the new Amazon Wind Farm will provide 50 megawatts (MW) of new renewable capacity with expected generation of 168,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of clean energy annually, enough to power 46,000 UK homes.

Amazon’s newest renewable energy solar projects in the US will be located in Warren County, North Carolina, and Prince George County, Virginia. Together, they total 215 MW and are expected to generate 500,997 MWh of energy annually. This will be Amazon’s second renewable energy project in the state of North Carolina and eighth renewable energy project in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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