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Amazon’s Renewable Energy Investments Continue to Touch Local Communities in India

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Amazon has announced that it has become the largest corporate buyer of renewable energy in India, with over 1.1 GW of clean energy capacity across 50 wind and solar projects. The company has invested an estimated $349 million in these projects, which have generated an estimated $87 million in economic benefits for local communities and supported over 20,600 full-time equivalent jobs in 2022 alone.

Amazon’s renewable energy investments in India are part of its global commitment to power 100% of its operations with renewable energy by 2025. The company has also committed to be net-zero carbon by 2040, 10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement.

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Amazon’s renewable energy investments in India are having a significant impact on the country’s clean energy sector. In 2022, Amazon’s renewable energy projects generate enough clean energy to power over 360,000 average-sized households in New Delhi. Amazon’s investments are also helping to create jobs and boost economic growth in local communities.

Rapidly scaling renewable energy is one of the most effective strategies to address climate change, and these efforts can be especially impactful in India, where the country’s leaders are focused on transitioning the country away from fossil fuels,” said Abhinav Singh, vice president of Operations at Amazon India, who noted that Amazon’s wind and solar projects will help power the company’s operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025, while also bringing jobs and economic benefits to local communities. “We’re eager to continue contributing to India’s economic and environmental goals as part of Amazon’s commitment to become a more sustainable business.”

Source: Amazon India

Amazon’s leadership in renewable energy is setting an important example for other companies in India. By investing in clean energy, Amazon is helping to reduce India’s reliance on fossil fuels and combat climate change.

Benefits of Amazon’s renewable energy investments in India:

  • Reduced reliance on fossil fuels
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions
  • Improved air quality
  • Increased economic activity
  • Job creation

Also, read Facebook Increases Its Clean Energy Footprint In India.


How Amazon’s renewable energy investments are impacting local communities:

  • Amazon’s renewable energy projects are generating local jobs in construction, operation, and maintenance.
  • Amazon is investing in local education and training programs to develop a skilled workforce for its renewable energy projects.
  • Amazon is partnering with local businesses to provide goods and services for its renewable energy projects.
  • Amazon is supporting local community development initiatives through its philanthropy program.

Amazon’s leadership in renewable energy is helping to create a more sustainable future for India. By investing in clean energy, Amazon is helping to reduce pollution, create jobs, and boost economic growth.


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