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Apple’s global operations are now 100% powered by renewable energy

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Apple Park is powered in part by a 17-megawatt rooftop solar installation.
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Apple has become the world’s first major tech company to be powered by 100% renewable energy.

The company has been investing heavily in renewable energy sources for years, and in a statement today, Apple says it has already achieved its goal to use 100% clean energy to power all of its global facilities.

Apple convinces 3 more suppliers to switch to renewable energy

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One of Apple's many solar farms.
One of Apple's many solar farms.
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Three more of Apple’s suppliers say they are committed to making the switch from energy generated from fossil fuels to using 100% renewable energy to make iPhone components.

Despite Donald Trump’s plan to roll back environmental regulations, Apple Inc is continuing on with the promises it made under the Obama administration. Even though it may cost more money initially, Apple’s partners are starting to realize the change is good for business too.

Tim Cook calls on rivals to copy Apple (on renewable energy)

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Tim Cook discusses Apple's enterprise ambitions at BoxWorks in San Francisco, September 2015.
Tim Cook discusses Apple's enterprise ambitions at BoxWorks in San Francisco, September 2015.
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SAN FRANCISCO — Apple CEO Tim Cook is urging competitors to copy Apple in the fight against climate change.

Speaking today at the BoxWorks 2015 conference at Moscone Center here, Cook said Apple’s rivals should copy its efforts to run their operations entirely on renewable energy.

“We are very focused on the environment,” he said. “Climate change is real, and we should stop denying it.”

Apple Stores will soon run on 100% renewable energy

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Apple's VP of Environmental Initiatives recently laid out the company's plans for its next eco-friendly moves.
Apple's VP of Environmental Initiatives recently laid out the company's plans for its next eco-friendly moves.

Hearing an Apple executive talk about their work in a relaxed setting is pretty unusual stuff, but that’s what happened earlier this week when Lisa Jackson, Apple’s VP of Environmental Initiatives, spoke as part of Fortune’s Brainstorm Green conference.

The 16-minute conversation, with Fortune Senior Editor (and former Apple author) Adam Lashinsky, touches on various topics related to Apple’s desire to go green — including some potentially revolutionary plans for its 400+ chain of retail stores.

Apple makes another environmental hire in quest for renewable energy

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Apple is spreading its green initiative to China. Photo: Apple
Apple is spreading its green initiative to China. Photo: Apple

Apple has made another interesting hire in the form of Bobby Hollis, a former vice president of NV Energy who will serve as the company’s new Senior Renewable Energy Manager.

The appointment took place earlier this year, while Hollis took his post back in April.

At NV Energy in Nevada, Hollis worked as the Vice President of Renewable Energy and Origination. He also served on the board of the Solar Electric Power Association, and was recently named one of Las Vegas’s 40 Under Forty business leaders.

Apple Expands N.C. Solar Farm To Make Data Center Use 100% Renewable Energy

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Apple’s solar farm in North Carolina is massive. Right now it’s the size of 109 football fields, but even that isn’t enough to make their data center run on 100% renewable energy, so Apple wants to make it bigger. To increase the amount of solar energy they’re able to generate, Apple just bought 200 acres of property in Catawba County for $3 million.

Apple’s Data Centers Will Be Powered By 100% Renewable Energy, Greenpeace Is Happy

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Following heavy complaints from activist group Greenpeace, Apple announced today that all of its data centers will be powered by 100% renewable energy. Apple has also received approval to build its 20-megawatt solar farm next to its other data center in Maiden, North Carolina.

60% of the energy powering Apple’s data centers will be created onsite, while the remaining 40% will be generated through negotiations with local energy providers, like Duke Energy.

Apple-backed Clean Energy Fund invests in 3 wind farms in China

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Apple Clean Energy Fund is investing in wind farms.
One of the new wind farms being backed by Apple.
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Apple-backed China Clean Energy Fund is backing three wind farms in China. Each farm is capable of generating 48 megawatts of clean energy.

All the companies involved in the fund are Apple suppliers (plus Apple.) Together, they will invest $300 million by 2022. These projects will ultimately generate a whopping 1 gigawatt of renewable energy.

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