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

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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.

Apple doubles the number of suppliers committed to green energy

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Apple has worked hard to cement its environmental cred.
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Apple shows an impressive commitment to sustainability, particularly when it comes to clean energy.

Today, it revealed that it has almost doubled the number of suppliers committed to running their Apple production on 100% clean energy. This brings the total number to 44. It means that Apple will exceed — by 1 gigawatt — its goal of bringing 4 gigawatts of renewable energy into its supply chain by 2020.

Apple joins $300 million fund to push clean energy in China

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A photovoltaic facility in Sichuan province that contributes to Apple's clean energy push.
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Apple has leant its name — and, more importantly, its cold, hard cash — to a new initiative investing around $300 million to push energy use in China.

The fund will invest in and develop clean energy projects, capable of powering the equivalent of nearly 1 million homes.

Apple wants all its devices to be made from recycled or renewable materials

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Future iPhones will be made from 100 percent recycled and renewable materials.
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Apple has pledged to end its reliance on mining, and to make its devices from only renewable or recycled materials — although it’s not announced any timeline to do so.

The pledge was announced as part of the company’s Environmental Responsibility Report.

Apple partnering with Danish university to investigate sustainable energy

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Apple's new investment represents a rare partnership with a university.
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Apple has entered into a partnership agreement with Denmark’s University of Aarhus to investigate bio-gas research and how sustainable energy can be obtained from agriculture.

The R&D partnership is part of “billion-kroner” (read: hundreds of millions of dollars) partnership, according to Denmark’s foreign minister, Kristin Jensen.

Apple steps up its clean energy efforts in China

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Apple is now carbon neutral in China. But it's not stopping there.
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Apple and Foxconn are teaming up to build solar power plants that will ensure its iPhone-manufacturing factories in China run on 100 percent clean energy.

Foxconn has committed to constructing more than 400 megawatts of solar power plants, beginning in China’s Henan Province, by 2018. Apple will also build an addition 200 megawatts of solar projects throughout China, helping offset the carbon produced by the rest of its supply chain.

Greenpeace awards Apple straight A’s for energy policy

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Apple's upcoming Campus 2 is basically a big monument to its energy policy. Photo: Apple
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A new report from environmental organization Greenpeace has given Apple top marks for its policies and movement toward renewable energy.

The 72-page document by senior policy analyst Gary Cook and media officer David Pomerantz serves as an evaluation of current corporate activities, a summary of the state of renewable tech and progress, and a roadmap for how to institute less wasteful programs moving forward.

Apple, which is currently building an environmentally friendly second campus in Cupertino was one of three “Green Internet Innovators” shown on the graphic below, which groups companies from least to most environmentally friendly.

85% Of Apple’s Power Comes From Green Energy Sources [Report]

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Apple is the fourth greenest tech/telecoms company — generating  85 percent of its power through green power sources — according to a new list published by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The recently published report compares the amount of power used by America’s top technology and telecom firms with the percentage that comes from renewable “green” resources, such as wind, solar, bio-gas and other options.

Greenpeace: Apple’s Clean Energy Plans Are “Mostly Talk And Not Enough Walk”

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Apple still has a way to go before it call itself "coal-free."

Environmental activist group Greenpeace called out Apple’s reliance on coal power for fueling its iCloud data centers back in April. Apple responded by saying that all of its data centers will eventually be powered by 100% clean, renewable energy. Greenpeace was happy about Apple’s bold stance on the issue, saying that it was a “great sign that Apple is taking seriously the hundreds of thousands of its customers who have asked for an iCloud powered by clean energy, not dirty coal.”

Now Greenpeace is saying that Apple’s plans to make its data centers truly coal-free “are still far from complete.” While Apple’s energy footprint has become significantly cleaner in recent months, the Cupertino-based company has yet to offer a viable plan for fully eliminating its use of coal, according to Greenpeace.