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Amazon's commitment to renewable energy is more impactful than Google's

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Amazon said it has become the world’s largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy after signing agreements to purchase energy from 26 wind and solar projects around the world.“We are on a path to running 100% of our business on renewable energy by 2025 — five years ahead of our original target of 2030,” Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said. Google had previously been the largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy, claiming that title in 2019. Amazon’s new projects will have the capacity to produce 3.4 GW of electricity. Source: The Seattle Times

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Matt Chester on Dec 14, 2020

Amazon's large size has it capable of being among the worst offenders in overall energy and sustainability (please batch my orders more and stop sending way too big boxes when they're not necessary!), but also means the impact they can have on the markets is that much greater. In addition to them being the largest corporate renewable purchaser, I don't think we're too far off from their delivery vans becoming part of one of the largest fleets of EVs out there-- creating some good load management opportunities with it, I would imagine. 

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