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Amazon Leads Corporate Clean-Energy Purchases in Record Year

Companies bought over 30 gigawatts of renewable energy in 2021, equivalent to more than a third of California’s generation capacity, BloombergNEF report shows.

Online retail giant Amazon.com Inc. led a record year for corporate renewable-energy purchases worldwide as businesses expand efforts to clean up their power sources to combat climate change. 

Amazon accounted for 20% of a record 31.1 gigawatts of clean power capacity bought by corporations in 2021, according to a report from BloombergNEF. Overall, corporate buyers accounted for more than 10% of all renewable energy capacity added globally last year, BNEF said. That’s equivalent to more than a third of California’s generation capacity.