Sep 19, 2019

Amazon's Jeff Bezos promises climate-change action

Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos has pledged to make the company carbon neutral and meet the goals of the Paris climate agreement by 2040. More than 15,000 Amazon employees have pledged to stage a "Walkout" protest against the company's environmental record, on Friday. To meet its pledge, Amazon said it had ordered 100,000 electric delivery vehicles to reduce its fuel consumption. As well as its online shopping and delivery operations, Amazon operates vast data centres and cloud computing services. Mr Bezos said 40% of the energy Amazon used was currently from renewable sources but this would rise to 100% by 2030.

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