English Arabic Armenian Azerbaijani Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Traditional) Czech Danish Dutch Estonian Filipino Finnish French Galician Georgian German Greek Hindi Hungarian Icelandic Indonesian Italian Japanese Korean Latvian Lithuanian Malay Maltese Norwegian Persian Polish Portuguese Russian Slovak Slovenian Spanish Swedish Thai Turkish Ukrainian Vietnamese

Amazon No.1 purchaser of renewable energy

SEATTLE: March 02, 2017. As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency faces Trump budget cuts under its new climate change-denying head, Amazon has announced it is installing solar panels on 15 fulfillment and sort centers in the U.S. this year, and on 50 centers globally by 2020.

Amazon solar panelsThe company said projects to be completed by the end of 2017 will generate up to 80 percent of a single fulfillment facility's annual energy needs in California, New Jersey, Maryland, Nevada and Delaware.

"We are putting our scale and inventive culture to work on sustainability—this is good for the environment, our business and our customers," said Dave Clark, senior vice president of Worldwide Operations. "By diversifying our energy portfolio, we can keep business costs low and pass along further savings to customers. It's a win-win."

With construction projects that will generate a total of 3.6 million MW of renewable energy, Amazon was the leading corporate purchaser of renewable energy in the U.S. last year, according to the 2017 State of Green Business report.

In a related move, the company has expanded its 'Career Choice' program to include funding for employees to earn North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) certification.

According to the annual National Solar Jobs Census, one in 50 new jobs created in 2016 was in the solar industry across the U.S., which is a 25 percent increase from the previous year.

"The NABCEP professional accreditation is a spring board for fulfillment center associates to enter a rapidly growing and in-demand workforce outside of Amazon as PV installers," said Kara Hurst, director of Amazon's Worldwide Sustainability. "It would be great one day soon to see former associates developing solar systems on the rooftops of our fulfillment centers," she added.

More News

Written on 21/09/2017, 18:41
freightweek-news-update-week-38ISTANBUL: September 21, 2017. Following a volatile year in 2016, the Turkish logistics market is recovering again and it provides many opportunities for...
Written on 21/09/2017, 18:20
1-77-trillion-added-value-in-iot-logistics-by-2025BONN/SHANGHAI: September 20, 2017. DHL Supply Chain has introduced a trial Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) application to improve yard management...
Written on 21/09/2017, 18:10
first-efl-charter-to-columbus-from-colomboCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka: September 20, 2017. Fashion forwarder Expo Freight has shipped 100 tonnes of garments for Ohio-based retailer L Brands on a Qatar...
Written on 21/09/2017, 18:08
geodis-delivers-massive-power-projectDEL SUR, Bolivia: September 20, 2017. Geodis is in the process of delivering 14 industrial gas turbines, 11 steam turbines and additional Siemens...
Written on 21/09/2017, 17:59
new-silk-way-rail-linkHONG KONG: September 20, 2017. Tigers, a supply chain management company, has launched 'Tiger Rail' with a 16-day transit time to and from Duisburg,...
Written on 16/09/2017, 03:41
cma-cgm-reports-us-472-million-q2-ebitMARSEILLE: September 15, 2017. CMA CGM has reported a 56.8 percent increase in second quarter 2017 revenue to US$5.55 billion and a net income of US$219...
Written on 14/09/2017, 19:01
brucargo-plans-multimodal-cloud-with-nxtportANTWERP/BRUSSELS: September 14, 2017. Data platform NxtPort and Air Cargo Belgium's BRUcargo cloud-based community have signed an MoU to develop a digital...
Written on 13/09/2017, 22:03
kuehne-nagel-launches-lithium-battery-logisticsSCHINDELLEGI, Switzerland: September 13, 2017. Kuehne + Nagel has launched 'KN Battery Chain' – a supply chain solution for shipping large lithium...
Written on 13/09/2017, 16:36
cargo-re-starts-at-miaMIAMI: September 13, 2017. Miami International Airport expects a return to normal flight operations by the weekend of September 16/17 following Hurricane...
Written on 12/09/2017, 21:07
wisetech-acquires-air-and-ocean-rate-managementSYDNEY: September 12, 2017. Logistics software group WiseTech Global has acquired two rate management companies: Netherlands-based Cargoguide covering the...
Written on 12/09/2017, 20:05
40-million-investment-for-dunkerqueDUNKERQUE: September 12, 2017. The Dunkerque Multibulk Terminal (DMT) is investing €40 million over the next two years to produce construction materials...
Written on 12/09/2017, 19:13
rickmers-group-thrown-a-lifebeltHAMBURG: September 11, 2017. The Zeaborn Group and Hamburg shipowner Bertram Rickmers are to acquire the Rickmers Group's global ship management business,...
Written on 11/09/2017, 20:50
freightweek-news-update-week-37FELIXSTOWE, UK: September 15, 2017. Construction company VolkerFitzpatrick has won a contract at the Port of Felixstowe to design and construct 13...
Written on 11/09/2017, 15:16
danes-sell-belgium-terminal-to-chinaTHE HAGUE: September 11, 2017. APM Terminals, part of the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group, is to sell its 76 percent ownership of Belgium's second largest...
Written on 08/09/2017, 18:42
hna-to-spend-another-us-1-billion-on-logisticsSINGAPORE: September 07, 2017. HNA Belt and Road Investments Singapore, a subsidiary of HNA Holding Group (HK Group), has made an unsolicited offer of...
Written on 07/09/2017, 21:21
american-cancels-flights-ahead-of-irmaDALLAS/FORT WORTH: September 07, 2017. American Airlines (AA) has canceled 2,405 flights between today and September 11 as a result of Hurricane Irma, due...
Written on 07/09/2017, 19:39
china-merchants-acquires-brazil-container-terminalXIAMEN, China: September 04, 2017. China Merchants Port Holdings (CMPort), owned by China's state-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission...
Written on 06/09/2017, 14:08
freightweek-news-update-week-36NEW JERSEY, September 07, 2017. The 14,400 TEU capacity CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt has became the largest container ship to pass under the raised Bayonne...
Written on 05/09/2017, 21:10
dhl-trials-delivery-to-customer-carsBONN, September 05, 2017. DHL Parcel and Volkswagen (VW) are testing a pilot project to deliver and collect parcels from the trunks of customers'...
Written on 29/08/2017, 21:15
cosco-first-half-profit-gain-from-saleHONG KONG: August 29, 2017. COSCO Shipping Ports has reported a first half 2017 (H1) net profit of US$384.7 million on revenue of US$275.8 million that...

- powered by Quickchilli.com -