Amazon goes greener with more wind power

The e-commerce giant has unveiled new renewable energy plans. Amazon Web Services (AWS) intends to power more of its cloud data centers with wind power and recently announced in a press release that it has contracted with EDP Renewables to build and operate a 100 MW (megawatt) wind farm in Ohio. The new wind farm is expected to generate an estimated 320,000 MWh (megawatt hours) of energy, annually. Called the Amazon Wind Farm US Central, the wind turbines will be located in Paulding County, Ohio. Starting in May 2017, each…

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Amazon Makes Massive Wind Energy Investment

The e-commerce giant is showing it’s serious about its renewable energy goals. Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced that it has made an agreement with Iberdrola Renewables and will be purchasing electricity that is generated from a wind energy farm that Iberdrola will build, own, and operate. Construction started last week and the project is expected to come online December of next year. The wind farm will be called the Amazon Wind Farm U.S. East. The 208 megawatt (MW) wind project will be built in North Carolina’s Perquimans and Pasquotank…

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Netflix wants a clean energy future

The on-demand internet media streaming service is pro renewable energy. Netflix, one of Amazon Web Service’s (AWS) major customers, wants to run a clean energy operation, and, according to the company’s recently released tech blog, it is committed to its goal of working with datacenter operators to boost its reliance on renewable sources of power. Netflix’s current energy mix includes an estimated 50 percent from renewable sources. Due to the fact that Netflix relies most heavily on clean powered AWS regions, such as the Oregon region, which is carbon neutral,…

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