Apple Now Powered by 100 Percent Renewable Energy Worldwide

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    Apple today announced that its global facilities, including retail stores, offices, data centers, and more, are powered with 100 percent clean energy.

    Apple's 100 percent clean energy figure encompasses facilities in 43 countries, including the United States, UK, China, and India. In a statement, Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple is "committed to leaving the world better than we found it."
    To reach its clean energy goals, Apple has invested in and constructed renewable energy facilities all around the world, such as solar arrays, wind farms, biogas fuel cells, micro-hydration generation systems, and other energy storage technologies.

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    Solar panels on the roof of Apple Park, Apple's newest Cupertino campus​

    Apple says it has 25 operational renewable energy projects around the world, totaling 626 megawatts of generation capacity. 286 megawatts of solar PV generation came online in 2017, which Apple says is the most ever in a single year. An additional 15 projects are under construction, and once finished, will offer a total of 1.4 gigawatts of clean renewable energy generation across 11 countries.

    Some of Apple's renewable energy projects include the solar panels on the roof of Apple Park, its newest campus, 485 megawatts of wind and solar projects across China, solar facilities in Reno, Nevada and Maiden, North Carolina, more than 300 rooftop solar systems in Japan, and an 800-rooftop renewable energy system in Singapore.

    Reaching 100 percent renewable energy for all Apple facilities has been a longtime goal for the company. Since 2014, 100 percent of Apple's data centers have been powered by clean energy, and since 2016, 96 percent of Apple facilities have been run on renewable energy.

    In an interview with Fast Company, Apple VP of environment, policy, and social initiatives Lisa Jackson said that Apple has been working hard in recent months to ink energy deals to cover its remotest offices and retail stores in countries like Brazil, India, Israel, Mexico, and Turkey.
    Since 2011, Apple's projects have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 54 percent and prevented close to 2.1 million metric tons of CO2e from entering the atmosphere.

    Apple has also been pushing its suppliers to use clean energy, and along with its own announcement, nine additional manufacturing powers have committed to using renewable energy sources, bringing the total number of supplier commitments to 23. New suppliers that plan to use renewable energy include Quanta Computer, Pegatron, Finisar, and more.

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    Say what you will about Apple, but this is very impressive.
     
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    This is a thing that OTHERS can and SHOULD copy
     
  5. justperry macrumors G3

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    Good they do so well regarding renewable energy but I still hate this (Tim Cook) comment below.

     
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    Impressive. Besides climate change, using renewable energy also has its economical advantages and it sure makes the company look good. Hope this inspires many others, whatever their motives may be (I’m personally rooting for the planet).
     
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    "You just shut your dirty mouth! You don't know what you're talking about! Dirty, dirty, potty mouth!"
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    /pinches flight attendant on the butt in 1st class:p:D


    On topic: But you're 100% right. Others should copy this.
     
  9. tito2020 macrumors 6502a

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    how do we know its true?
     
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    Wow, it must have been difficult to make this happen at the retail stores.
     
  11. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    Very impressive indeed. I'm seriously proud of you Apple. Now, please turn your attention to MacOS and fix it. It is a bloody mess.
     
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    Good for them, all they have to do now is pay their taxes
     
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    Not satisfied until every Apple product runs on renewable energy. iPhones with solar cells. Macs with little windmills. Apple Watches that use the motion of your arm to charge themselves.
     
  14. lilrush macrumors regular

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    We want to leave the world better than we found it. Thats why we produce unupgradable, disposable products with planned obsolescence to keep you continually buying products that are being produced through the mass exploitation of finite metals and minerals.
     
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    It’s all well and good but with the way they build their tech we’re u can’t repair it easily that clean energy is a mute point as the tech has pollution in it when it can’t be recycled fully or ram goes bad u have to chuck the whole computer
     
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    Windmills that run from the tiny amount of air that leaves your nose when you “LOL”.
     
  17. viperGTS macrumors 68000

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    But I was told from the super intelligent readers here that Apple was just focusing on poop emojis and watch wristbands? What's this?!?
     
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    <facepalm>
     
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    Actually, have you seen that Apple robot that takes apart iPhones? Apple devices are pretty recyclable.

    But you’re absolutely right, our consumption based world is not sustainable at all... Hey, the iPhone 8 now comes in red! :eek:
     
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    Can someone tell me how Apple’s retail stores achieve such? Some of them are located in malls which I don’t think Apple clan control where the power comes from. Do they simply produce more energy than they are using and then use that as a means to claim that they are 100% renewable?
     
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    Nothing is preventing you from going out and purchasing: https://www.amazon.com/Anker-Charge...23306535&sr=8-1&keywords=anker+21+watt+panels

    I do this and charge several Anker batteries to charge my iPhone, iPad as well as the wife's ipad/iphone when I can.

    And I'll be honest, I don't ALWAYS do this, but I try to when I can. Though I do it for more of a hobby than anything. Get a 6ft iPhone or Android cable and you can charge your devices while keeping the battery part in the shade. :)

    Would be cool to have the AW charge itself with movement.
     
  23. lunarworks macrumors 65816

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    They purchase electricity from green energy companies, which feed it into the grid. The energy they consume may not be directly green, but it is offset by the supply of green energy.
     
  24. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68030

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    I came here looking for the same answer. Office buildings and data centers all make sense and seem easy enough. No idea how they did this in all of the malls across the world where they have stores and especially so in historical spots like the Grand Central terminal store.
     
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    I hope Samsung takes note and decides to power the whole world with renewable energy, take that Apple. Yeah right.
     

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