The company’s investment in wind and solar projects has grown to 6.5 million kilowatts, enough to power 1.7 million U.S. households for a year. That’s more than Google. Google has previously said it is the world’s largest buyer of renewable energy companies, with an installed capacity of 5.5 million kilowatts under its contract. The move is part of Amazon’s commitment to reduce damage to the planet. Last year, Amazon promised net zero CO2 emissions by 2040, which means the company will take steps to minimize the pollution that causes global warming, and then offset the remaining pollution with carbon. The company also said that by 2030, its physical infrastructure would be fully renewable. CEO Jeff Bezos said the company was on track to achieve that goal five years ahead of schedule. < / P > < p > the online retail giant announced 26 new solar and wind projects in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, South Africa, Sweden, the UK and the United States. This brings its total number of renewable energy projects around the world to 127. “I am extremely proud of all the Amazon teams who will continue to work hard, intelligently and quickly to get these projects up and running,” Bezos said in a statement today (December 10 local time) Bezos has pledged $10 billion from his own funds to fund climate change initiatives, while Amazon has launched a $2 billion climate commitment fund. < / P > < p > despite Amazon’s ambitious sustainability goals, the company’s carbon footprint continues to rise. With the growth of sales, its greenhouse gas emissions will increase by 15% in 2019. As more and more people shop online this year, Amazon’s profits soared during the pandemic – a warning sign that Amazon’s pollution will continue to grow. Global Tech

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