Amazon commits to 80% and 100% renewable energy

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After years of pressure by Green America, Amazon announced it will get to 80% renewables by 2024 and 100% by 2030.

Our demands have always been: Commit to 100% renewable energy by 2020 and end the construction of any new data centers that rely on fossil fuel or nuclear power.

Amazon was using 0% renewable energy back in 2014 when we started our Amazon: Build a Cleaner and Fairer Cloud campaign. Since then, Amazon has contracted four wind and solar farms worldwide providing over 50% of its energy use.  

But 50% is not good enough when other tech giants are already at 100% clean energy. That's why we need to keep the pressure on Amazon to reach 100% clean energy by 2020.

Many thanks to all of you who have taken action with us, and keep up the pressure.