Published: Wed, April 11, 2018
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Apple Announces That They Now Run On 100% Renewable Energy

Apple Announces That They Now Run On 100% Renewable Energy

Apple announced that their facilities are now 100 percent powered by renewable energy.

Apple CEO, Tim Cook, who is known for being an ardent supporter of renewable energy industry expansion, declared in a statement that the company is committed to leaving the world a better place than what it is. This includes data centers, the new Apple Park headquarters in Cupertino, retail stores and other facilities spread across 43 countries.

Apple also invests in other clean energy projects around the globe and the firm has 25 such projects in operation.

Apple is just one of many global corporations trying to cut energy consumption and shift to renewable power including wind and solar, both to cut costs and slow climate change.

Apple says that since 2011 its combined renewable energy projects have reduced greenhouse gas emissions (CO2e) by 54 percent, and prevented almost 2.1 million metric tons of CO2e from entering the atmosphere. According to Engadget, the company uses these renewable energy certificates (or RECs) for about 34 percent of its usage. Google, the top corporate buyer, said last week it has enough renewable energy to meet all its needs. BlackRock Inc., which is one of Apple's largest investors, added climate change previous year to the list of topics it discusses with the companies in which it invests, for example.

The catch is that many of Apple's manufacturing partners still don't use renewable energy. Google a year ago bought enough renewable energy to cover its entire worldwide consumption, according to Reuters. "That facility might be in a different part of the world from the renewable energy project that generated the power represented by the REC".

However, only 23 of its suppliers have met the commitment to be fully powered by renewable energy.

Finisar, a U.S. industry-leading producer of optical communication components and vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs), which power some of Apple's most popular new features like Face ID, Portrait mode selfies and Animoji.

Apple is now 100% powered by clean energy. Maybe instead of asking a question, we should be making demands - if your products are not made with 100% renewable energy, we won't buy them, because now, we have alternatives, thanks to Apple. This will only be a fraction of the Apple supply-chain, but it is still a good achievement. Apple is keen to fund and build its own energy projects, and two-thirds of its endeavours are carried out in this way. Co., which produces solder masks for printed circuit boards in Japan.

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