Tag: Amazon

Amazon Announces Adoption of Zero-Emission Fuel following Revelation of 2021 Carbon Emissions Spike
August 30, 2022 — Amazon announced that it would adopt green hydrogen – starting in 2025 – to decarbonize its operations. The contract will provide power for 30,000 forklifts or 800 heavy-duty trucks. Even though ocean shipping was mentioned in the announcement, Amazon did not give a firm commitment to when it would green its ocean cargo shipping operations.
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‘Warehouses in their backyards’: when Amazon expands, these communities pay the price
December 10, 2021 — The neighborhood is one of hundreds across the US where Amazon’s dramatic expansion has set in motion huge commercial operations. Residents near the new warehouses say they face increased air pollution from trucks and vans, more dangerous streets for kids walking or biking and other quality-of-life issues such as clogged traffic and near-constant noise.
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Climate Advocates: Big Retail Fossil-Free Shipping Commitment Historic, But Too Weak
October 19, 2021 — Global retail giants including Amazon and IKEA today announced a landmark commitment to move their products off of fossil-fueled maritime cargo ships by 2040, but environmental organizations with the Ship It Zero coalition say the commitment is too weak to address the urgent climate and public health crises tied to the ocean shipping sector.
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