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Amazon seeks renewable power for Japan data centres - Nikkei

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<p><body> <p><span class="caps">TOKYO</span> (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc is in talks with Japanese power utilities and trading houses to build a renewable power plant in Japan to procure clean energy for its local data centres, the Nikkei reported late on Thursday.</p> <p>The U.S. online retail and tech giant is seeking ways to procure electricity over the long term from exclusive renewable energy power stations, the Nikkei said.</p> <p>A Japanese trading house is considering supplying electricity to Amazon from an off-shore wind farm to be built in Japan if it wins in the government auction that began last year, the Nikkei said.</p> <p>The Japanese government brought in a law in 2019 to enhance development of offshore wind farms, allowing operators to use designated sea zones for 30 years. The auction under the new law started last year.</p> <p>Amazon is also in talks with power companies to build a new solar power plant, the Nikkei said.</p> <p>The tech behemoth, which has seven data centres in Japan, aims to make all the power consumed globally by its data centres renewable by 2025, according to the Nikkei.</p> <p>Amazon was not immediately available for comment.</p> <p>The U.S. company has pledged to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2040 and to power all its operations with renewable energy by 2030. </p> <p>The company issued its first sustainability bond on Monday, raising $1 billion to invest in renewable energy, clean transport, greener buildings and affordable housing.</p> <p/> <p> (Reporting by Yuka Obayashi; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)</p> </body></p>