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Amazon Goes Green

Michael Williams, Digital Media Intern, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)

Amazon (a Consumer Technology Association [CTA] member) announced plans to build a new 253 megawatt wind farm in Scurry County, Texas. The site — known as Amazon Wind Farm Texas — will generation enough energy to power nearly 90,000 U.S. homes.

“We’re excited to work with the community in Scurry County and Lincoln Clean Energy to generate 1,000,000 MWh of renewable energy each year from West Texas,” said Kara Hurst, director of sustainability, Amazon. “Amazon Wind Farm Texas is our largest renewable energy project to date and the newest milestone in our long-term sustainability efforts across the company.”

The farm, scheduled to open in late 2017, isn’t the e-commerce company’s first foray into clean energy initiatives; wind and solar farms in North Carolina, Ohio, Indiana and Virginia power Amazon Web Services cloud data centers. In total, the five farms will output enough energy to power 240,000 American homes for one year.

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