Amazon Brings First Large Scale Renewable Energy Project in Illinois to Lee County

Amazon Brings First Large Scale Renewable Energy Project in Illinois to Lee County

On Tuesday Amazon announced three new renewable energy projects in the US and Spain that support Amazon’s commitment to The Climate Pledge and reaching 80% renewable energy by 2024 and 100% renewable energy target by 2030 on its path to net zero carbon by 2040.

Amazon is committed to major investments in renewable energy as a critical step toward addressing the company’s carbon footprint globally.

Amazon’s newest renewable energy solar projects in the US will be located in Lee County and Frederick County, Virginia. This will be Amazon’s first large-scale renewable energy project in the state of Illinois and ninth in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  “As we work to put our state on a path to 100% clean and renewable energy, Illinois is proud to have Amazon invest in a major solar project in our state,” said Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker.