Amazon has announced the launch of its first draft from renewable energy “On a large scale” in Spain, a solar farm southeast of Seville It will provide 149 megawatts and will start operating from 2020, according to a statement.
This project joins the more than seventy renewable energy that the marketplace It has in the world. The company expects the solar farm implanted in Spain to provide more than 300,000 megawatts per year for its Web Amazon Web Services ’data centers and logistics network.
It will provide more than 300,000 megawatts per year
“This year we have launched The Climate Pledge, setting the goal of complying with the Paris Agreement ten years before and neutralizing our carbon emissions by 2040. We are also on track to be able to operate with 80% renewable energy by 2024 and 100 % of renewable energy by 2030, ”said Amazon's sustainability director, Kara Hurst.
Today, two other solar energy projects have also been presented in the United States, one in Lee County (Illinois) and another in Frederick County (Virginia). Together, the projects will generate around 400,000 megawatts of energy per year.
The objective of these initiatives is to achieve The Climate Pledge objectives that aim to achieve the use of 80% renewable energy in all Amazon commercial operations before 2024 and 100% by 2030, as well as achieve neutrality in emissions from carbon by 2040.
Also, to track progress towards The Climate Pledge, Amazon also launched a new sustainability website that reports on its commitments and initiatives. The website includes information about Amazon's carbon footprint and other metrics that monitor the progress the company is making.
Shipment improvements to reduce the footprint
Another of the programs that promote sustainable objectives is Shipment Zero, aimed at making all shipments neutral in carbon emissions, with 50% of the reduction achieved by 2030. Sustainable packaging initiatives have also been launched, such as the “package abrefácil ”, or the possibility of sending products in the original packaging of the producer.