Apple supports President Biden's plan to switch the United States power grid to clean energy by 2035

Lisa Jackson On Apple Park Roof
Lisa Jackson On Apple Park Roof (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Lisa Jackson sat down with EPA Administrator Michael Regan on Tuesday.
  • The two talked about President Biden's new Clean Energy Standard.
  • The new standard would update the United States' power grid to clean energy by 2035.

Apple's Lisa Jackson is coming out hot against greenhouse gases.

As reported by CNBC, Jackson, Apple's Vice President of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives, sat down on Tuesday with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan at the company's headquarters to talk about a new standard that would make the United States's power grid 100% green by 2035.

"Apple has come out as a vocal supporter of a clean energy standard, of 100% clean grid by 2035. We would love to see that," Jackson said. "It would make everyone's job easier, if you could just source clean energy the way you source all your energy needs today.""We're really proud of the fact that we were, I think, the first company to come out in favor of the clean energy standard, which is part of that infrastructure bill," Jackson said. She previously announced Apple's support for the clean energy standard at a conference in May.

The Clean Energy Standard, which aims to remove the United States' power grid off of fossil fuels, could be part of the $3.5 trillion budget resolution that is currently being debated by Congress.

Apple, which is working to become carbon neutral by 2030, is already running on 100% renewable energy for its corporate and retail locations. The company is also adopting more sustainable materials for its products and packaging.

Jackson, who served as the EPA Administrator under President Barack Obama, believes that all companies should be required to report on their carbon emissions in order to make the change.

"We'll probably talk about SEC disclosure, and Apple's belief that we need to have companies be required to be transparent about their carbon emissions and what they're doing about it. Because if you're not measuring it, if you're not talking about it, if you're not reporting it, then you can't change it."

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.