Amazon carries on facing criticism for its shortfall of environmental pledges, but it is taking at least some measures toward lowering its affect on the Earth. The internet behemoth has revealed plans for 3 new solar energy projects, one in Spain and 2 of them in the US. The US factories in Northern Virginia and Lee County, Illinois, will produce almost 400,000MWh of electricity yearly and provide a mutual capacity of 180MW. In the meantime, a solar farm southeast of Sevilla will provide almost 149MW of capacity for Spanish efforts by Amazon.
The trio will assist power AWS (Amazon Web Services) data hubs and the European fulfillment network of Amazon in Spain. Amazon did not have a timeline for when the plants might be ready.
These efforts push Amazon nearer to its goal of operating completely on renewable power by 2030. The firm also sent a not-so-gentle reminder that it aimed to beat the Paris Agreement by going carbon-neutral via its Climate Pledge by 2040, dealing with criticisms that it did not ink a commitment opposing Trump’s aim to eradicate the US from the climate change agreement. Amazon is obviously eager to display that it is making environmental development.
Nevertheless, the extension follows as Amazon is attracting fire for claimed deficiencies in its methods. On top of the shortfall of a signature supporting the Paris Agreement, workers have blasted it for lacking an actually company-broad climate plan. Critics out and within have claimed that Amazon frequently contradicts itself. It is adopting renewable power at the same time as it provides to the fossil fuel sector via AWS and churns out emissions using its delivery trucks. The 3 new projects might assist lower the footprint of Amazon, but a number of people do not believe that the company is going nearly far enough.