Tech & Science Apple says it's now globally powered with 100 percent clean energy

14:07  10 april  2018
14:07  10 april  2018 Source:   CNBC

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.

Since 2017, Google pledged to power its data centres and offices with 100 percent renewable energy . Now the tech company said it ’ s surpassed that, announcing in a blog post that it purchased more power from solar and wind than was used by its operations globally last year.

Component supplier Ibiden is the first company in Japan to pledge it will power all of its Apple manufacturing with 100 percent renewable energy — a new milestone for Apple and Japan.

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Apple'sglobal facilities are now powered by 100 percent clean energy in what CEO Tim Cook has called a significant milestone for the tech giant.

In a statement Monday, the business said that nine more of its manufacturing partners had pledged to power all of their "Apple production" with clean energy. This increases the number of such supplier commitments to 23, although Apple uses hundreds of major suppliers. Cook said that Cupertino-headquartered Apple was "committed to leaving the world better than we found it" and was proud of the achievement.

"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," Cook added.

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 had already committed to 100 percent renewable energy for its data centers, but this report disclosed how Apple plans to do it , allowing customers to have faith that Apple is meeting its ambitions with real action. 10. Salesforce commits to 100 percent clean energy .

“ Apple is leading the way in addressing climate change by showing how large companies can serve their operations with 100 percent clean , renewable energy .” Shares of Arizona-based First Solar, a leading photovoltaic company with over 10 gigawatts installed globally

Apple said that, together with partners, it was building renewable energy projects around the world. At the moment, it has 25 operational renewable energy projects globally, amounting to 626 megawatts (MW) of generation capacity. In 2017 alone, 286 MW of solar photovoltaic generation came online. Currently, a further 15 facilities are being built.

For several years now, the business has been making a concerted effort to green its operations. Since 2014, for example, all its data centres have been powered by renewable energy.

Making sure that its facilities are powered by clean energy is a complex process for Apple. In April 2017, it published an Environmental Responsibility Report covering the fiscal year of 2016. In that report, Apple said that, where feasible, it generated renewable energy by building its own facilities.

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Apple designed its new main campus to be powered by 100 percent renewable energy . They now source renewable energy to power 100 percent of operations in the U. S ., China, and 21 other countries.

Apple is already powering its operations in the US, China and 21 other countries with 100 percent renewable energy ; and, in 2015, powered 93 percent of its operations around the world with renewable energy . The company continues to invest in high-quality, clean energy projects to help it

When it's not possible to build its own sites, Apple said it entered into renewable energy purchase contracts that support new and local projects. Other options at its disposal include procuring renewable energy credits connected to recently built projects.

Apple is among a number of major global businesses turning to renewable sources of energy. Last October, for instance, AmazonAMZN announced that its biggest wind farm to date was operational.

The business said that Amazon Wind Farm Texas would add over 1 million megawatt hours of clean energy to the grid annually. The facility, which is located in Scurry County, has over 100 turbines, each standing more than 300-feet tall and with a rotor diameter over double the wingspan of a Boeing 787.

Apple Is Said to Plan Apple Music-Like News Subscription Service .
The move is part of a broader push by the iPhone maker to generate more revenue from online content and services. The Cupertino, California company agreed last month to buy Texture, which lets users subscribe to more than 200 magazines for $9.99 a month. Apple cut about 20 Texture staff soon after, according to one of the people.The world’s largest technology company is integrating Texture technology and the remaining employees into its Apple News team, which is building the premium service.

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