Energy and environment
Amazon was the leading corporate purchaser of renewable energy in the United States in 2016. We have a long-term goal to power our global infrastructure using 100% renewable energy.
We invest in energy efficiency and renewable energy to minimize our impact on the planet’s natural resources.
In September 2016, we announced the plan to build our largest wind project to-date, Amazon Wind Farm Texas. A 253-megawatt (MW) wind farm in Scurry County, with more than 100 turbines, the project will generate 1,000,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of wind energy annually – enough to power almost 90,000 U.S. homes.
Today we announced our largest renewable energy project to date, Amazon Wind Farm Texas. It's the newest renewable energy project in our long-term sustainability efforts across Amazon, which include wind and solar farms, green rooftops, and the District Energy Project—a system we built in Seattle to heat our office buildings with recycled energy.
We've all had wrap rage going head-to-head with packaging that's impossible to open, excessive for the product, or destined only for landfills. So in 2008 we set out to solve the problem.
Amazon is strongly committed to conducting its business in a lawful and ethical manner, including engaging with suppliers that are committed to the same principles.