Multinational tech company, Amazon, has come out top of the 2020 list of 130 corporate renewable energy buyers, according to BloombergNEF.
It purchased 7.5 gigawatts – around a third of the total of green energy purchased by the companies tracked. Google and Facebook came next, with French oil giant Total also featuring prominently.
Amazon has pledged to invest in wind and solar plants moving forward to maintain its position at the forefront of the fight against climate change.
By upscaling its purchase of renewable energy and generating their own, Amazon hopes to achieve net-zero carbon emissions across its business by 2040.
“Amazon is helping fight climate change by moving quickly to power our businesses with renewable energy,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder and CEO.
“With a total of 127 solar and wind projects, Amazon is now the biggest corporate buyer of renewable energy ever. We are on a path to running 100% of our business on renewable energy by 2025—five years ahead of our original target of 2030.
“This is just one of the many steps we’re taking that will help us meet our Climate Pledge. I couldn’t be more proud of all the teams across Amazon that continue to work hard, smart, and fast to get these projects up and running.”