Apple Is 100% Green Nowadays

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The company announced today that its global facilities are now 100-percent run by renewable energy.

At that time, we will be able to say that Apple is really using 100% renewable energy or green electricity, which does not mean that the entirety of its activity will be 100% ecological but would be a big step forward. "After years of hard work we're proud to have reached this significant milestone", Tim Cook said in a release tied to the news.

Apple has announced that its facilities worldwide are now 100% powered by renewable sources. With 15 more projects under construction, over 1.4 gigawatts of renewable energy will ultimately be generated in 11 countries.

These include solar arrays and wind farms, as well as emerging technologies like biogas fuel cells, micro-hydro generation systems and energy storage technologies.

The company now requires RECs for 34% of its current clean energy status.

Apple's been pushing for more investment in renewable energy for quite some time now, and almost two years ago announced that its operations in 23 countries, including the USA and United Kingdom, were completely powered by renewable sources.

On his part, General Manager, Rensource, Anu Adasolun, said: "This partnership further affirms the growing consensus that renewable-based distributed energy is the future of Nigeria's power industry".

Encouraging suppliers to follow suit in embracing 100 percent renewable energy is the next step for Apple.

Solar and Wind costs are falling due to advancements in technology as increased production of turbines and panels allow companies to purchase clean power at competitive pricing.

The company has also urged utilities to procure renewable energy to help power Apple's operations.

And for two 70-hour spans, the entire country was powered by renewable energy. Most recently, 25 new projects have added up to 625 megawatts of generation capacity. The electricity which Apple consumes might not be clean, but through the RECs, Apple can say that it is funding, and therefore sustaining, the production of clean energy.

Apple has been one of the pioneering tech giants who wanted to power their companies exclusively via clean energy sources, and now it seems they have realized their dream. Speak your thoughts on the news from Apple below and stay tuned for more on this coming soon.

Quadrant, a supplier of magnets and magnetic components in a number of Apple's products. 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.

Taiyo Ink Mfg. Co, which produces solder masks for printed circuit boards in Japan.

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