Apple executive talks about renewable energy and environmental goals

Apple executive talks about renewable energy and environmental goals

It's no secret that Apple strives to be as environmentally friendly as they can, and that includes renewable energy. At this time, about 75% of Apple's corporate headquarters are sustained on renewable energy sources. The Maiden, NC data center and their facilities in Cork, Ireland are some of the largest privately held installations for renewable energy in the world. Jim Dalrymple, from Loop Insight had a chance to speak with Apple executive Scott Brodrick on Apple's latest environmental impact report, which they issue every year, and where Apple is going when it comes to renewable energy and environmental goals.

Apple isn’t just looking at ways to save energy in its existing facilities, they are looking at starting off future facilities by taking advantage of renewable energy from the beginning.

“We are going to continue this strategy in other facilities in Oregon and Nevada,” said Broderick. “Overall, 75% of the power to Apple’s corporate facilities worldwide are met with renewable energy.”

Apple's current energy strategy that they already have in place is the equivalent of taking 24,000 cars off the road, according to Brodrick. The entire article is an interesting read and a great insight into where Apple is going with renewable energy. Hit the link below to read it in its entirety.

Source: Loop Insight

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Apple executive talks about renewable energy and environmental goals


I think it's great they're taking the environment Into account, with everything relying on unrenewable sources, taking that extra step to have something run on renewable energy is great!

Guess I to old renewable energy is not a major cause in my opinion. Due to cost over recovery of investment. But I can see why a corp would want to looking long range and impact it has on bottom line

Renewable energy has always been so cool to me, the fact that apple is and has been doing the best to reduce their foot print makes my opinion of them soar. Even if it is just to look better haha.

That's amazing, now it would be really awesome to bring some kind of "renewable" energy source for mobile phones, why can't they put solar panels in the bezels or something like that to increase battery life?

I like it that Apple is really a environment friendly company. They always try to be a model in that category. Good job Apple.

A solar powered iphone would be great. imagine if you're out camping and your phone dies. you can turn it over and leave it facing the sun to charge it up

I love how companies are trying to spend a little more money to be more energy efficient with green energy. They took the extra step to keep our planet healthy. Very happy.