All Apple Facilities are now Powered by Clean Energy

A new partnership to drive renewable energy growth in the US

The shift comes as part of the company's efforts to combat climate change and consists of what Apple calls its "global facilities".

(Reuters) - Apple Inc 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.

Less than a week ago, Google announced a similar if seemingly less impressive milestone: It is matching the energy consumption of its operations with purchased renewable energy which it returns to a power grid somewhere.

This figure does not include Apple's third-party suppliers or manufacturers, although the company is convincing many of those to switch to 100% renewable sources too ...

In 2014 Apple announced that all of their data centers were running on renewable energy, and up until today 96% of Apple's other operations had been using environmentally friendly energy sources too.

This announcement is the culmination of years of investment in clean energy sources for all its operations worldwide.

A floating solar photovoltaic facility outside Nagoya, Japan producing power for one of Apple's component suppliers, Ibiden. Back in 2015, Apple was close at 93 percent.

Apple says it now has 25 operational renewable energy projects globally, which total 626 megawatts of generation capacity, with 286 megawatts of solar PV generation coming this year, its highest ever in a year; 15 more projects are under construction.

The company has built numerous wind and solar farms in cooperation with local institutions, as well as intense focus on environmental sustainability during development of its new buildings like Apple Park. In 24 countries where it operates, Apple had reached the 100 percent renewable level, and almost 100 percent of the paper used in product packaging was from recycled or "responsibly managed sources".

Their success flies in the face of conventional wisdom (or lack thereof) that renewable energy isn't business-friendly. Maybe instead of asking a question, we should be making demands - if your products are not made with 100% renewable energy, we won't buy them, because now, we have alternatives, thanks to Apple.

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