Amazon sets new corporate record for most renewable energy in 2022

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) -- Amazon announced on Tuesday that the company grew its renewable energy capacity by 8.3 gigawatts (GW) through 133 new projects in 11 countries in 2022.

With these continued investments, Amazon set a new corporate record for the most renewable energy announced by a single company in one year, the company said.

The company remains the largest corporate buyer of renewable energy, a position it has held since 2020, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

This brings Amazon's total portfolio to more than 20 GW, which could generate the amount of energy to power 5.3 million U.S. homes - across 401 renewable energy projects in 22 countries.

These purchases bring Amazon closer to powering its operations with 100 percent renewable energy by 2025 - five years head of its original 2030 target.

With 25 new renewable energy projects secured to close out the year, the company has 401 projects globally, including 164 wind farms and solar farms, and 237 rooftop solar projects on Amazon facilities.

"As we continue to launch new renewable energy projects around the world, we're pleased to be on track to power our operations with 100 percent renewable energy, five years ahead of our original target. With 133 projects in 11 countries announced in 2022, Amazon had another record year," said Adam Selipsky, chief executive officer of Amazon Web Services.

"Amidst the market uncertainty of 2022, Amazon led clean energy buyers and doubled down on its commitment to renewable energy," said Miranda Ballentine, chief executive officer of the Clean Energy Buyers Association.

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