Renewable energy projects Amazon created 3,900 jobs
Amazon’s renewable energy initiative across Europe had a recent addition of 39 new projects that have significantly bolstered the continent’s clean energy capacity. In 2022 alone, these endeavors brought about 2.4 billion euros in economic investment and created over 3,900 jobs.
These data were announced by the online marketplace today. The newly added projects include 15 solar installations on rooftops of Amazon facilities. As well as 24 utility-scale wind and solar projects, including a solar farm in Greece.
Providing new sources of clean energy
According to research by the online marketplace, between 2014 and 2022, its European wind and solar projects have stimulated an estimated 2.4 billion euros in investment in Europe and have contributed over 723 million euros to the region’s GDP. Furthermore, these projects have directly supported more than 3,900 full-time equivalent jobs in 2022.
“These projects have directly supported more than 3,00 full-time equivalent jobs in 2022.”
Lindsay McQuade, Director of Energie, EMEA at Amazon, stated: “With more than 160 wind and solar projects in Europe, Amazon is helping to provide new sources of clean energy to local grids, creating jobs and supporting local businesses as we progress toward powering our operations with 100 percent renewable energy by 2025.” McQuade emphasized the role of corporate investment as a catalyst for transitioning toward a cleaner, more sustainable energy future.
Solar projects in nine European countries
Amazon wants to power its operation with 100 percent renewable energy by 2025. According to the company, 90 percent of electricity consumed by the company globally was already powered by renewable energy sources.
Last year, the company already announced that it would invest 1 billion euros in its zero-emission fleet. The company has recently launched solar projects in nine European countries. These include Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Finland, Germany and Greece. Last year, it launched a utility-scale solar farm in Poland as well.