Apple has finally achieved its 100% renewable energy plans for the company’s retail stores, data centers, offices and co-located facilities in 43 countries. All of Apple’s facilities around the world would run on 100% clean energy.
Apple Renewable Energy
According to a press release from Apple, the company noted that nine other Apple manufacturing partners have ultimately committed to powering all of their Apple production through the use of renewable energy. This brings the number of supplier commitments to 23.
Apple CEO Tim Cook noted that after many years of hard work, they are finally proud to have been able to reach this “milestone”. Tim Cook noted that the company will continue to push the boundaries of what is actually possible with the materials that are currently in their products, how the company recycles them, their facilities and even their work with suppliers to ” help establish a new, creative and forward-looking source of renewable energy.
Tim Cook on Apple’s Green Initiative
Tim Cook also mentioned that the company is doing it because they know “the future depends on it”. Apple has already focused for years on being able to make its products and operations more environmentally friendly, and the company has also long stated that it aims to run its operations entirely on renewable energy.
The company indicated in its 2017 environmental responsibility report that it was able to power 96% of its operations around the world with 100% renewable energy such as hydro, solar and wind power. Across the 24 countries in which the company operates, Apple was able to achieve 100% renewable energy and nearly 100% of the paper used in product packaging came from recycled or even “responsibly managed” resources.
Apple Park in Cupertino, California
As of 2014, all of Apple’s various data centers have been running on the use of clean energy. The company noted that since 2011, its renewable energy products have been able to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its facilities worldwide by 54%.
Apple’s new headquarters, located at Apple Park in Cupertino, California, would run on renewable energy. This includes a massive 17 megawatt rooftop solar panel project as well as four megawatts of biogas fuel cells. Apple even has a solar island in Japan to help the country move closer to renewable energy.
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Apple renewable energy projects
In addition to the new official campus, Apple also has 25 different renewable energy projects running around the world capable of generating 626 megawatts of capacity. He noted that 286 megawatts of the company’s solar PV production came online last year. In 2017, Apple promised to make its iPhones and other materials with recyclable materials.
Apple already has more than 15 projects under construction. When the business is completed, Apple will have 1.4 gigawatts of clean, renewable energy that would be generated in 11 countries. As for suppliers, Apple noted that using clean energy helped them prevent the emission of 1.5 million metric tons of greenhouse gases in 2017.
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