|Apr 30, 2014, 05:40 PM||#1|
Apple Hires Former NV Energy VP to Serve as Renewable Energy Manager
Apple hired former NV Energy VP Bobby Hollis as its Senior Renewable Energy Manager earlier this month, according to Hollis's LinkedIn page (via Mike Taylor). Hollis spent five years at electric company NV Energy in Nevada, where he served as the Vice President of Renewable Energy and Origination.
Hollis also served on the board of the Solar Electric Power Association before leaving NV Energy and was also recently named one of Las Vegas's 40 Under Forty business leaders.
Hollis's duties at NV Energy included leading renewable energy efforts and creating energy supply contracts the company. It's possible he worked on contracts with Apple while still serving as VP of NV Energy, as Apple and the electric company have partnered up to build a solar panel farm next to Apple's Reno data center. The solar array, which will generate approximately 18-20 megawatts of power, is expected to be completed sometime next year.
Renewable energy is a key part of Apple's efforts to reduce its environmental impact. All of the company's data centers run on 100% renewable energy, as do 75% of its corporate facilities. Greenpeace featured Apple as a "Green Energy Innovator" back in early April as a result of its renewable energy policies.
Apple recently overhauled its Environmental Responsibility website and introduced a new "Better" video explaining its commitment to environmentally friendly values. The company also hired former EPA chief Lisa Jackson as its vice president of environmental initiatives back in May of 2013.
Article Link: Apple Hires Former NV Energy VP to Serve as Renewable Energy Manager
|Apr 30, 2014, 06:43 PM||#2|
A logical step for Apple. The only thing remarkable about that is why it took so long for Apple to get more top talent in Renewable Energy Management to join their effort. After the Browett fiasco, they are no doubt more careful.
Due to my aversion to bragging and clichés, no words of wisdom to be found on this line.....
Last edited by macs4nw; Apr 30, 2014 at 06:50 PM.
|Apr 30, 2014, 07:35 PM||#3|
Too soon for reality I am sure, but I could see them developing a better way to harness the sun to eliminate chargers for the phone. And if we push it even further, they could develop a phone that requires no battery. That would allow for super thin, transparent phones we see in futuristic drawings.
I have a collection of Apple stickers from all my Apple product purchases - they are white (the stickers not the products)
|May 3, 2014, 01:48 AM||#6|
All that Apple......
does to be greener, is a good investment. Being or no being cynical about this...
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