May 17, 2020

EU Sustainable Energy Week 2011 Kicks Off in Europeri

2011
Energy
EU
Europe
Admin
2 min
European Union Sustainable Energy Week 2011 starts this weekend
Written By: John Shimkus Launched in 2005, Sustainable Energy Week is a program put in place by the European Union to spread awareness on alternative e...

Written By: John Shimkus

Launched in 2005, Sustainable Energy Week is a program put in place by the European Union to spread awareness on alternative energy issues throughout Europe. Though the week’s official dates are April 11 to 15, the weekends prior and after are also accepted for activities and events. EU member countries will participate by holding various events to promote sustainable energy in the 2011 edition of Sustainable Energy week.

The Sustainable Energy Week web portal features an interactive map that directs you to each member country’s Sustainable Energy Week events.

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The EU hopes that member countries will take advantage of Sustainable Energy Week and highlights the following reasons to participate:

1. Raise the profile and improve the image of your organization, town, city or region.

2. Be part of a European campaign.

3. Turn your town, city or region into a frontrunner of Europe’s energy revolution.

4. Attract media attention and make headlines.

5. Energize your local communities and get their endorsement.

6. Help local companies expand into fast-growing green energy markets.

7. Innovate and set a new direction for your town, city or region.

8. Make it easier to attract investment into your sustainable energy projects.

9. Get additional visibility and support for your event from the EU

So far, for the 2011 Sustainable Energy Week, there are hundreds of events planned across Europe, with Spain, Italy and Sweden leading the pack in planned events.

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Apr 20, 2021

Amazon's renewable energy projects surpass 200 milestone

Amazon
Renewables
Solar
Netzero
Dominic Ellis
2 min
Nine new projects announced today takes Amazon's renewables portfolio beyond 200 projects

Amazon claims it is now Europe's largest corporate buyer of renewable energy as its projects surpassed 200 globally.

Broken down, it has 136 solar rooftops on facilities and stores and 71 utility-scale wind and solar projects, nine of which were announced today covering the US, Canada, Spain, Sweden and UK. They include:

First solar project paired with energy storage Based in California’s Imperial Valley, Amazon’s first solar project paired with energy storage allows the company to align solar generation with the greatest demand. The project generates 100MW of solar energy, and includes 70MW storage.

First renewable project in Canada An 80 MW solar project in the County of Newell in Alberta. Once complete, it will produce over 195,000MWh of renewable energy to the grid.

Largest corporate renewable energy project in the UK Amazon’s newest project in the UK is a 350MW wind farm off the coast of Scotland and is Amazon’s largest in the country. It is also the largest corporate renewable energy deal announced by any company in the UK to date.

New projects in the US Amazon’s first renewable energy project in Oklahoma is a 118 MW wind project located in Murray County. Amazon is also building new solar projects in Ohio’s Allen, Auglaize, and Licking counties. Together, these Ohio projects will account for more than 400MW of new energy procurement in the state.

Additional investments in Spain and Sweden In Spain, Amazon’s newest solar projects are located in Extremadura and Andalucia, and together add more than 170 MW to the grid. Amazon’s newest project in Sweden is a 258 MW onshore wind project located in Northern Sweden.

It now has more than 2.5 GW of renewable energy capacity, enough to power more than two million European homes a year, and aims to power all its activities with renewables by 2025 and net zero by 2040.

Amazon and Global Optimism co-founded The Climate Pledge in 2019, a commit ment to reach the Paris Agreement 10 years early and be net-zero carbon by 2040. The pledge now has 53 signatories, including IBM, Unilever, Verizon, Siemens, Microsoft, and Best Buy.

A map of all of Amazon’s renewable energy projects around the world can be found here.

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