Energy Efficiency, Industrial, Sourcing Renewables - April 10, 2018
Apple goes global with 100% RE
Apple announced on Apr. 9 its global facilities are now powered with 100% clean energy. This includes the company’s retail stores, offices, data centers, and co-located facilities in 43 countries including the U.S., U.K., China, and India.
"We’re committed to leaving the world better than we found it. After years of hard work we’re proud to have reached this significant milestone," said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, in a statement. "We’re going to keep pushing the boundaries of what is possible with the materials in our products, the way we recycle them, our facilities and our work with suppliers to establish new creative and forward-looking sources of renewable energy because we know the future depends on it."
Apple currently has 25 operational RE projects around the world, totaling 626 megawatts of generation capacity, with 286 megawatts of solar PV generation coming online in 2017, the company's most ever in one year. It also has 15 more projects in construction across 11 countries, which will provide more than 1.4 gigawatts of clean renewable energy generation. Among the new projects is the recently announced data center in Waukee, Iowa, a 400,000-square-foot facility that will run entirely on RE from day one.
The company also announced nine additional manufacturing partners have committed to power all of their Apple production with 100% clean energy, bringing the total number of supplier commitments to 23.