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Tech & Science Apple says it's now powered completely by renewable energy

05:07  10 april  2018
05:07  10 april  2018 Source:   engadget.com

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After years of chasing the dream of clean energy , Apple announced that it ' s facilities are now 100 percent powered by renewable sources. That's up from the 96 percent in 2016, according to its latest energy report.

Apple ’ s renewable energy projects include: Apple Park, Apple ’ s new headquarters in Cupertino, is now the largest LEED Platinum-certified office building in North America. It is powered by 100 percent renewable energy from multiple sources, including a

a car parked on the side of a building© Provided by Engadget After years of chasing the dream of clean energy, Apple announced that it's facilities are now 100 percent powered by renewable sources. That's up from the 96 percent in 2016, according to its latest energy report. Apple claims the new milestone covers power usage in its stores, offices, data centers and co-located sites across 43 countries. As for manufacturing, it's received commitments from 23 partners (including Pegatron and Quanta Computer) to build Apple products using renewable energy.

To be clear, though, Apple's announcement doesn't mean all of its facilities are directly connected to clean energy. Instead, in some cases the company is putting renewables back into the grid to offset the fossil fuels it uses up. That's something Google is also doing for its offices and data centers. An Apple representative tells us that it also relies on renewable energy certificates (or RECs) for around 34 percent of its usage, while the rest is made up from its own green projects. RECs allow companies to make up for their carbon usage by buying renewable energy. Apple is working towards covering all of its energy needs with its own solutions, the rep says.

Google uses wind and solar to offset all of its operational energy use

  Google uses wind and solar to offset all of its operational energy use It has contracts to purchase three gigawatts of renewable energy.As of now, Google has contracts to purchase three gigawatts of output from solar and wind farms around the world. As part of its green energy efforts, the company has also started publishing an environmental report on its progress and has a website that details its ongoing work.

Apple announced today that its business is now powered by 100 percent renewable energy sources. Apple says its approach differs from others in the tech industry in some key ways. For one, the company says it always seeks to fund and build its own energy projects, and does so for around

(Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) on Monday said it had achieved its goal of powering all of the company’ s facilities with renewable energy , a milestone that includes all of its data centers, offices and retail stores in 43 countries.

The company claims it currently has 25 renewable energy projects in operation around the world, generating 626 megawatts. There are also 15 more projects coming, which in total will give Apple 1.4 gigawatts of green energy production. They include the things you'd expect, like solar arrays and wind farms, as well as newer solutions like biogas fuel cells and micro-hydro systems. And don't forget, the company's new Cupertino "spaceship" campus is powered entirely by renewable energy.

"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," Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement. "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."

Google uses wind and solar to offset all of its operational energy use

  Google uses wind and solar to offset all of its operational energy use It has contracts to purchase three gigawatts of renewable energy.Today, the company says it achieved that goal. Google has been working on reducing its carbon footprint and purchasing more renewable energy for some time. In 2007, it committed to being carbon neutral, which it did by purchasing solar and wind energy as well as carbon offsets, and throughout the years, it has reduced its reliance on offsets and purchased greater amounts of renewable energy. In 2017, for every kilowatt-hour of energy Google's operations consumed, it added a kilowatt-hour of solar and wind energy to the grid.

Apple 's data centers are now completely powered by renewable energy , according to Apple . Apple says it ' s buying some of its energy there and then offsetting that by also purchasing renewable energy credits, which are sold by green

After years of chasing the dream of clean energy , Apple announced that it ’ s facilities are now 100 percent powered by renewable sources. That’s up from the 96 percent in 2016, according to its latest energy report.

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