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Amazon’s sustainability story will receive closer scrutiny in 2019

Submitted by on December 28, 2018 – 1:10 amNo Comment

Is the world’s largest provider of cloud computing services falling down on its 2014 pledge to one day power all of its data centers entirely with renewable energy? That’s the question posed last week by an investigative report in The Information (subscription required, but you can snag a free trial), citing as one piece of evidence a November 2016 wind deal in Ohio that since has fallen through.

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The article’s broader thesis: a senior executive who stepped into his role around that time is balking at the costs of scaling investments in wind and solar projects as Amazon’s cloud expands, and its electricity needs likewise rise. New exec, new policy. A sentiment of that nature definitely would make it tougher for the tech giant’s sustainability team to present new power purchase agreements for consideration by higher-ups. But that manager might want to consider an attitude adjustment.

To read the entire article, please click https://www.greenbiz.com/article/amazons-sustainability-story-will-receive-closer-scrutiny-2019