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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

If our online world were a country, it would already rank sixth in the world on the basis of how much electricity it uses, and the amount data usage is expected to triple in the next few years as the number of the world's online population exceeds three billion. This growth could dramatically increase our dependence on polluting sources of electricity.

It doesn't have to be that way: if powered with renewable energy, our online world could serve as critical infrastructure to catalyze the global community's transition to renewable energy, and away from sources of energy threatening our planet.

Despite your market-leading role in building the cloud, Amazon and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have unfortunately fallen far behind competitors in building a sustainable online platform. Competitors like Apple, Box, Facebook, Google, Rackspace, and Salesforce have already ALL committed to be 100% renewably powered. Meanwhile, Amazon is ignoring the issue -- refusing to even publish your environmental impact data.

If we are to build a greener online for all of us, we need leadership from you and your team towards greater transparency and to deliver an Amazon and AWS that is powered by renewable sources of energy.

Today I'm standing with over 300,000 people calling on Amazon and AWS to make the following changes:

1) A long-term commitment to become 100% renewable powered;
2) A commitment to transparency on energy and environmental performance,
including an annual disclosure of your energy & carbon footprint and
progress toward renewable energy goals.
3) Adoption of a strategy for increasing the supply of renewable electricity that
includes a mixture of investment, procurement and corporate advocacy to
both electric utilities and government decision-makers.

Amazon could be a leader for our climate, and join competitors like Apple and Google that are powering the web with renewable energy from the wind and sun. I look forward to your action on this important issue.

Signed,

Greenpeace

This petition closed about 5 years ago

How this will help

While tech giants like Facebook, Google, and Apple have made tremendous strides to build a green internet powered by renewable energy and to be transparent about their energy usage — one company...

While tech giants like Facebook, Google, and Apple have made tremendous strides to build a green internet powered by renewable energy and to be transparent about their energy usage — one company continues to hold the clean Internet revolution back. That company is Amazon.

Amazon is the only major Internet company that hasn't released ANY data on its energy use or environmental impact.

Amazon's cloud computing branch, Amazon Web Services (AWS), also hosts many of the websites we encounter everyday — including Netflix, Pinterest, Spotify, and Vine. In fact, every day one third of all internet users visit an AWS hosted site.

Act today and tell Amazon's Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos to commit to renewable energy AND come clean about his company's energy performance and environmental impact.

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