A unit of oil major Royal Dutch Shell has inked a deal to supply Amazon with renewable energy, enabling the latter to power its business completely using clean energy by 2025, five years before its target.
The renewable energy will come from a subsidy-free offshore wind farm off the Netherlands coast. Shell and Eneco got the right to build the 759 MW wind farm in the North Sea last July. Amazon will use 250 megawatts from Royal Dutch and 130 megawatts from Eneco, bringing the total to 380 MW.
Amazon says the Netherlands project will bring it closer to its goal of being net-zero carbon by 2040, alongside allowing it to run off 100% renewable energy by 2025, five years earlier than it previously planned.
On the other hand, Shell has pledged to be net-zero by 2050 or sooner.