Apple just announced that all of its global facilities are now powered by 100 percent renewable power sources – these include offices, retail stores, data-centers and co-located sites in 43 different countries across the globe.
Moreover, the company is off to set examples and has already been promised by nine of its suppliers, including Quadrant, ECCO Leather, and Finisar to make their products using renewable energy sources.
Tim Cook’s Statement
Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook said,
We’re committed to leaving the world better than we found it. After years of hard work we’re proud to have reached this significant 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 said in a newsroom post that its running 25 renewable energy projects around the world capable of producing 626 megawatts of power. Most of their energy generation comes from wind farms, solar arrays, biogas fuel cells, micro-hydro generation, and energy storage techniques.
Some of Apple’s facilities running on renewable energy include Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, Apple Park is 100 percent powered by solar panels and biogas fuel cells. The company has also installed wind and solar projects in six provinces in China generating 485 megawatts.
Around 15 new projects are currently underway which will expand renewable energy production by 1.4 gigawatts in 11 countries. Apple’s prime concern is combating climate change, due to its clean energy projects it has managed to reduce greenhouse emission by 54 percent from its global facilities and 2.1 million metric tons of it from the atmosphere.
Here’s Apple’s official newsroom post.