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Bezos Launches Ambitious Green Plan to Decarbonize Amazon’s Operations

WASHINGTON – Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced a commitment to use 100% renewable energy in global infrastructure by 2030 and the purchase of 100,000 electric vehicles.

The internet sales giant will also seek to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement in 2040, a decade earlier than agreed, to become a carbon neutral company.

“We’re done being in the middle of the herd on this issue – we’ve decided to use our size and scale to make a difference,” Bezos said in a press statement.

He made the announcement a press conference in Washington DC, which he dubbed “The Climate Pledge.”

The Amazon founder said that the climate crisis is advancing faster than the worst projections about global warming as shown by the accelerated thaw at the poles and rising sea level.

Around 40% of the energy consumed by its facilities comes from renewable sources, and the objective is to move to 80% in 2024 and 100% in 2030, according to company data.

One of the proposed actions is to increase the speed of services, Bezos said.

He added that same-day or one-day deliveries help reduce carbon emissions, as it restricts the need for air transportation.

Bezos said that the goal is for other large corporations to join the initiative to expand its impact.

“If a company with as much physical infrastructure as Amazon – which delivers more than 10 billion items a year – can meet the Paris Agreement 10 years early, then any company can,” he added.

Bezos, one of the richest men on the planet, said there will be people who will be slow when it comes to adapting but that he hoped the important players will assume it quickly.

Another initiative is the purchase order of 100,000 electric vehicles, the largest of its kind, to begin operations from 2021.

The announcement came a day before a group of Amazon workers go are due to go on strike to demand more involvement by the company in renewable energy and against the climate crisis.

Bezos expressed his respect for this action by pointing out that it is positive that people get passionate about the issue, even if they disagree on some of the complaints.

The initiative contrasts with the skepticism about the climate crisis defended by United States President Donald Trump, who after his arrival at the White House withdrew from the Paris Climate Agreement.

 

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