CORPORATE BUYERS: Amazon boosts renewable energy purchases

Demand for affordable, reliable, clean energy is growing among the countries biggest businesses. Commercial and industrial buyers choose wind energy to achieve lower environmental impacts and secure fixed, low-cost energy. The price of wind energy fell 70% since 2009, making it an attractive option for American businesses. 

“Amazon now claims that it is the largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy in the world. The company’s investment in wind and solar projects grew to 6.5 GW, enough to power 1.7 million homes in the U.S. for a year. That surpasses Google, which previously said it held the title as the biggest corporate buyer with 5.5 GW of renewable energy projects under contract.

The move is part of Amazon’s commitment to limit the damage it does to the planet. Last year, it pledged to reach net-zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2040…”

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