Apple Looks To Clean Energy In China
As part of the initiatives, Apple plans to build more than 200 megawatts of solar projects, offsetting energy used in its supply chain. The tech giant will also partner with suppliers to install more than 2 gigawatts of clean energy in the coming years.
Apple states the programs will avoid over 20 million metric tons of greenhouse gas pollution in the country between now and 2020.
The programs follow the completion of the construction of 40 megawatts of solar projects in the Sichuan Province.
“Climate change is one of the great challenges of our time, and the time for action is now,” Apple CEO Tim Cook stated upon announcement of the initiatives.
“The transition to a new green economy requires innovation, ambition and purpose. We believe passionately in leaving the world better than we found it and hope that many other suppliers, partners and other companies join us in this important effort.”
Apple has additionally announced that as part of the program it will partner with Foxconn to construct 400 megawatts of solar energy by 2018. Apple stated Foxconn has committed to the generation of as much clean energy as its Zhengzhou factory consumes in final production of the iPhone.