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Trump who? Apple is 96% green, three other suppliers are switching to renewable energy

Apple has convinced three other suppliers to power their factories solely thanks to renewable energy resources. Compal Electronics, Sunwoda Electronic and Biel Crystal Manufactory, have made a commitment to bringing the number of suppliers of Cupertino that use exclusively renewable energy sources to seven. Lisa Jackson, Apple's Vice President Environmental Initiatives, reports in an interview that the iPhone multinational now gets 96% of the energy it needs from renewable sources such as wind and solar.

"We take our carbon footprint into account for our offices, our data centers, our stores, our distribution centers," explained Jackson interviewed by Bloomberg Television. "All included in our 96% and now we are moving on supply chains".

Trump's willingness to "scrape" the policies put in place by Barack Obama to combat climate change does not curb the Apple and Apple remains faithful to its climate commitments. Jackson, previously head of the Environmental Protection Agency during Obama's first presidential term, explains that Apple's goal is to use 100% renewable energy to power its facilities, a goal already achieved in 24 countries ( United States included). Cupertino and its suppliers predict that they will generate over 2.5 billion kilowatt hours of clean energy per year by the end of 2018.

Thanks to a 17 megawatt photovoltaic system on the roof, the new Apple Park campus will be equipped with one of the largest on-site solar panel installations in the world. The building will be powered 100% by renewable energy, mainly generated by one of the largest private photovoltaic systems ever. Panels of this type are also exploited by Apple in other places. In Singapore, for example, Apple has partnered with Sunseap, a local company specializing in the supply of renewable energy, by installing photovoltaic panels for 32 megawatts on the roofs of over 800 buildings in the city, a project that will allow to produce enough energy to power all offices. of Singapore and also the part of the shared data center used in case of need. In China, Apple has connected new photovoltaic systems for a total of 40 megawatts to the national electricity grid, capable of producing more than enough power to power all Apple offices and stores in the USA.

renewable energyApple's data center in Maiden, North Carolina, the largest private solar panel system in the United States.