This just in!Apple has come under fire in the past from environmental groups including Greenpeace, who say one of the world’s most valuable companies can do more with renewable energy and that it had not been as forthright in its disclosure about the efforts it was making to make the company a greener business. Former CEO Steve Jobs penned an open letter in 2007, voicing his commitment to provide ongoing updates on the company’s progress.
And yesterday Apple released their latest update to include a proud annoucement that it is now using 100% renewable and clean energy in all of its data centers. Cool!“We’re currently on track toward achieving an ambitious goal: to power every Apple facility entirely with energy from renewable sources — solar, wind, hydro, and geothermal. We’ve already reached this milestone at all of our data centers that provide online services to our customers, including in Maiden, North Carolina. We’ve also reached 100 percent at our facilities in Austin, Cork, and Munich and at our Infinite Loop campus in Cupertino,” the company said in its annual environmental impact report, which is posted on its web site. ”Among all Apple corporate facilities worldwide, 75 percent of the total energy used comes from renewable sources — a 114 percent increase since 2010.”
Read Connie Guglielmo’s Forbes article here to learn more.