Apple Powered By 100% Renewable Energy
Apple says all of its global facilities are powered by 100 per cent clean energy as a part of its commitment to create a healthier environment.
These facilities include retail stores, offices, data centres and co-located premises in 43 countries such as the USA, UK, China and India.
Nine manufacturing partners have signed on to power all their Apple production with 100 per cent renewable energy. These partners include, DSM Engineering Plastics, Arkema and Pegatron.
Tim Cook, CEO at Apple says he is proud for his company to reach this milestone, “We’re going to keep pushing 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.”
Apple currently has 25 operational renewable energy projects around the world, totalling 626 megawatts of generation capacity, with 286 megawatts of solar PV generation coming online in 2017. It also has 15 more projects in construction. Once built, over 1.4 gigawatts of clean renewable energy generation will be spread across 11 countries.
Since 2014, Apple says all of its data centres have been powered by 100 percent renewable energy.
Earlier today, Apple announced a special edition Product Red iPhone 8 and 8 Plus with a part of the proceeds going to Apple’s HIV/AIDS fund.