Apple powered by 100% renewable energy

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Apple is now fully powered by renewable energy which is part of the company’s commitment to combat climate change and create a healthier environment.

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) said its global facilities are powered by 100 percent clean energy.

This achievement includes retail stores, offices, data centres and co-located facilities in 43 countries — including the United States, the United Kingdom, China and India.

“We’re committed to leaving the world better than we found it. After years of hard work we’re proud to have reached this significant milestone,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO.

He said Apple is going to keep pushing the boundaries in the use of renewable energy.

“We will push the boundaries of what is possible with the materials in our products, the way we recycle them. Our facilities and our work with suppliers to establish new creative and forward-looking sources of renewable energy because we know the future depends on it.”

Efforts to push for renewable energy is also being made by Tesla with its battery-operated cars and the big battery project in Australia.

Renewable Energy Projects

Apple and its partners are building new renewable energy projects around the world in a bid to improve the energy options for local communities, states and even entire countries.

According to Street Insider, here are Apple’s renewable energy projects include:

• Apple Park, Apple’s new headquarters in Cupertino, is now the largest LEED Platinum-certified office building in North America and it is powered by 100 percent renewable energy from multiple sources.

• Over 485 megawatts of wind and solar projects have been developed across six provinces of China.

• Apple recently announced plans to build a 400,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art renewable energy powered data center in Waukee, Iowa.

• In Oregon, the company signed a 200-megawatt power purchase agreement for an Oregon wind farm known as the Montague Wind Power Project.

• In Nevada, Apple created a partnership with the local utility, NV Energy, and over the last four years developed four new projects.

• In Japan, Apple is partnering with local solar company Daini Denryoku to install over 300 rooftop solar systems that will generate 18,000 megawatt-hours of clean energy every year.

• Apple’s data center in Maiden, North Carolina, is supported by projects that generate 244 million kilowatt-hours of renewable energy per year.

• In Singapore, where land is scarce, Apple adapted and built its renewable energy on 800 rooftops.

• Apple is currently constructing two new data centers in Denmark that will run on 100 percent renewable energy from day one.

 

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