Amazon Commits to 100% Clean Energy for Cloud Services

by Vikas Vij
Nov 24, 2014 4:00 PM ET
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The world’s largest cloud-computing company, Amazon, has made a major commitment to run its cloud services entirely on renewable energy. With this comprehensive environmental pledge, Amazon has finally chosen to follow the same path as already taken by tech giants Google, Apple, and Facebook.

This is Amazon’s first significant move into clean energy, and represents a potential breakthrough towards building a green Internet. Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides cloud services to customers such as Netflix, Spotify, and Pinterest. With this commitment, the company will help these customers achieve reduced carbon footprints and less environmental waste.

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Vikas is a staff writer for the Sustainable Development news and editorial section on Justmeans. He is an MBA with 20 years of managerial and entrepreneurial experience and global travel. He is the author of "The Power of Money" (Scholars, 2003), a book that presents a revolutionary monetary economic theory on poverty alleviation in the developing world. Vikas is also the official writer for an international social project for developing nations "Decisions for Life" run in collaboration between the ILO, the University of Amsterdam and the Indian Institute of Management.