We are pleased to share with you a replay of the AWS Clean Energy Accelerator 2.0 Innovation Showcase. Hear from 12 Clean Energy startups and 6 global energy organizations that are accelerating the energy transition.
The energy industry is rapidly changing. Demand for energy is increasing, while the energy transition is accelerating as the world moves towards a cleaner and more sustainable energy future. Today’s energy industry leaders are leveraging innovative cloud solutions to take on these challenges and reliably deliver a cleaner, more diverse energy mix that is increasingly carbon free.
Global energy demand forecasted to increase by
Electricity generated from renewables is expected to increase more than
Coal and natural gas expected to make up more than
Of total global energy consumption by 2050
*Data from U.S. Energy Information Administration’s International Energy Outlook 2021 report.
Accelerating the energy transition
AWS Energy & Utilities allows organizations to harness unlimited, secure cloud computing resources, while its elasticity lets you respond to the exponential volumes of data and rapidly changing conditions you must address. AWS Cloud can spin up and down in seconds, enabling organizations to respond to dynamic requirements and provide the processing power to introduce new and innovative programs and increase the speed of decision making.
Through cloud technologies and new data-driven solutions based on advanced analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), internet of things (IoT) and edge computing, high-performance computing (HPC), and autonomous machines supported by next gen connectivity solutions, AWS is supporting organizations with:
Moving to AWS Can Help Lower Carbon Footprint
AWS is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud offering, with millions of global users depending on it every day. To build a sustainable business for our customers and for the world we all share, we’re designing data centers that provide the efficient, resilient service our customers expect while minimizing our environmental footprint—and theirs.
Studies by 451 Research have shown that AWS’ infrastructure is 3.6 times more energy efficient than the median of U.S. enterprise data centers surveyed and up to five times more energy efficient than the average in Europe. 451 Research also found that AWS can lower customers’ workload carbon footprints by nearly 80% compared to surveyed enterprise data centers, and up to 96% once AWS is powered with 100% renewable energy—a target we’re on path to meet by 2025.
Amazon is building a sustainable business for you and the planet
At Amazon, we are committed to and invested in sustainability because it’s a win all around—it’s good for the planet, for business, for our customers, and for our communities. We co-founded The Climate Pledge, which is a commitment to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2040—10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement with the goal of building a cross-sector community of companies, organizations, individuals, and partners working together to address the climate crisis and solve the challenges of decarbonizing our economy.
Here are some of the way we are helping accelerate sustainability and the energy transition:
AWS enables sustainability solutions
Innovation is key to achieving sustainability goals—challenges such as decarbonization of operations to water conservation are addressed through technologies that drive sustainable transformation. AWS enables customers to build sustainability solutions ranging from carbon tracking to energy conservation to waste reduction, using AWS services to ingest, analyze, and manage sustainability data.
AWS Clean Energy Accelerator
Inaugurated in 2021, the Clean Energy Accelerator was AWS’s first accelerator program focused on fostering innovation and rapid growth of clean energy technology, which is needed to address the global climate crisis. Through two previous programs, the Clean Energy Accelerator has influenced over $207M in seed funding for clean energy and climate technology startups. In addition, 12 pilot projects have been initiated as a result of engagements fostered by the Clean Energy Accelerator.
Powering our operations with 100% renewable energy
Transitioning to renewable energy is one of the highest-impact ways to immediately lower emissions. Amazon is the world’s largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy and is on a path to powering our operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025—five years ahead of our original target of 2030.
Find out more about what we’re doing to drive sustainability across Amazon and beyond. Amazon’s 2021 Sustainability Report »