Sustainability for AWS Energy
As climate awareness grows around the world, energy companies are embracing the energy transition underway and the digitalization it will require. Today, you must integrate data from core physical infrastructure assets, stream real-time data from field assets, while also developing the capability to condition data in flight.
AWS Energy allows you to harness unlimited, secure cloud computing resources. Its elasticity lets you respond to the exponential volumes of data and rapidly changing conditions you must address. The AWS cloud can spin up and down in seconds, responding to dynamic requirements and providing the processing power to introduce new and innovative programs. It can model proposed initiatives, determine whether they work, and deprovision them if they don’t.
As the leading cloud provider, AWS is also energy efficient – 88% more than on-premises data centers. And AWS is moving steadily toward achieving Amazon’s company-wide goal of using 100 percent renewable energy by 2025.
AWS Clean Energy Accelerator program
AWS is committed to innovation in energy and announced the AWS Clean Energy Accelerator program in May to help address the crucial need for clean tech innovation and collaborative solutions to address the global climate and clean energy challenges. This is a new customer-focused accelerator where selected startups will receive technical, business, and go-to-market mentorship from AWS clean energy experts, up to $50,000 in AWS Promotional Credit through AWS Activate, and collaboration opportunities with AWS energy customers, industry leaders and members of AWS Partner Network (APN) looking for clean energy solutions. The AWS Clean Energy Accelerator is being delivered in collaboration with Freshwater Advisors, a national innovation consultancy and venture catalyst.
Learn more about the AWS Clean Energy Accelerator and the 10 finalists »
Amazon is building a sustainable business for you and the planet
Our newly published 2020 sustainability report details the bold decisions powering our path to decarbonization. The report also shows our work in support of The Climate Pledge, a commitment co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism that calls on signatories to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2040—10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement. Here are a few sustainability report highlights:
- We reached 65% renewable energy across the business in 2020 (up from 42% in 2019).
- We became the world’s largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy.
- Following our order of 100,000 electric vehicles from Rivian in 2019, we rolled out the first of these vehicles in Los Angeles in February 2021.
- More than 100 companies joined The Climate Pledge in the last year.
- Our 108 signatories for The Climate Pledge represent 25 industries and 16 countries.
- We decreased our overall carbon intensity by 16% from 2019 to 2020.
- We created The Climate Pledge Fund — a $2 billion investment to support the development of technologies and services that reduce carbon emissions.
451 Research Report
According to a 451 Research report, moving on-premises workloads to AWS can lower the workload carbon footprint by 88% for the median surveyed US enterprise data centers and 72% on average for the top 10% most efficient enterprises surveyed. AWS infrastructure was found to be 3.6 times more energy efficient than the median surveyed enterprise data center.
Sustainability in the Cloud
AWS is committed to running our business in the most environmentally friendly way possible and achieving 100% renewable energy usage for our global infrastructure. Learn more about AWS efficiency, renewable energy, and water use efficiency.
Learn about Amazon’s company-wide sustainability efforts, including our commitment to net zero carbon by 2040, 100% renewable energy by 2025, purchase of 100,000 electric delivery vans, and The Climate Pledge fund, investing $2 billion to support the development of technologies and services that reduce carbon emissions and help preserve the natural world.
The Climate Pledge
Amazon is committed to building a sustainable business for our customers and the planet. In 2019, Amazon co-founded The Climate Pledge—a commitment to be net zero carbon across our business by 2040, 10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement. As part of this pledge, Amazon has made ambitious commitments toward reaching this goal.
Amazon Sustainability Data Initiative
The Amazon Sustainability Data Initiative (ASDI) seeks to accelerate sustainability research and innovation by minimizing the cost and time required to acquire and analyze large sustainability datasets. ASDI supports innovators and researchers with the data, tools, and technical expertise they need to move sustainability to the next level.