Click Cleaner: Amazon & Other Online Retailers Go Green

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Amazon gets on board with clean energy (finally), but what about other online retailers? Find out what steps Amazon is taking to go green, and who is still lagging behind.

In a piece of good news for online eco-friendliness, internet retail giant Amazon.com finally committed to going 100% renewable with its cloud-based servers, signing a long-term deal with a wind power farm in Indiana as a first step.

While Amazon still has a long way to go to accomplish their 100% goal, it is certainly a step in the right direction, and hopefully many other large online retailers will soon follow suit.

Here is a bit more about how Amazon is making strides to go green:

“AWS (Amazon Web Services) has a long-term commitment to achieve 100% renewable energy usage for our global infrastructure footprint, and we continue to make progress towards this goal,” said Jerry Hunter, Vice President, Infrastructure at AWS. “We’re very excited to announce with Pattern Energy that the Amazon Wind Farm Fowler Ridge is now live and producing electricity, bringing a new source of clean energy to the grids that power our datacenters.”

See the full article, including the list of major online retailers and their eco-friendliness rankings at TreeHugger.com.


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