Apple Invests in Three Wind Farms in China as Part of Renewable Energy Efforts

Last year, Apple announced the launch of a $300 million Clean Energy Fund in China to connect suppliers with renewable energy sources.


Apple and 10 of its suppliers in China will invest nearly $300 million by 2022 to develop projects totaling one gigawatt of renewable energy. In a press release today, Apple said that includes three wind firms in Hunan and Hubei that will generate approximately one-tenth of that anticipated total.

Each farm is said to generate 48 megawatts of clean energy, supplying a combined 134 megawatts to China's national power grid.

Apple's environmental chief Lisa Jackson:
To see these projects completed and already supplying clean energy to the grid is really exciting. We are proud that suppliers participating in the fund share our commitment to supporting innovative energy solutions, cutting emissions and fighting climate change.
In its press release, Apple also reiterated that 44 of its suppliers in 16 countries have committed to using 100 percent clean energy to power their Apple-specific production. Apple and its suppliers remain on track to generate more than four gigawatts of clean energy worldwide by 2020, the company said.



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22 weeks ago
Nice to see. Keep it up Apple.


Not wind farms, they are slaughtering birds to an unprecedented level.


Um, no. As long as their sighting (where they are placed) is planned out properly to avoid migration paths their impact is limited. The fossil fuel industry is spreading this falsehood though as a push back, often through social media.

[URL unfurl="true"]https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/09/15/wind-turbines-kill-fewer-birds-than-cell-towers-cats/15683843/[/URL]
Rating: 19 Votes
22 weeks ago
Why the F is Apple not doing this in California?!?
Rating: 17 Votes
22 weeks ago
Birds - especially bats - are not happy about this.
Rating: 12 Votes
22 weeks ago


It's awesome news. Wish more companies would do this.


Not wind farms, they are slaughtering birds to an unprecedented level.
Rating: 12 Votes
22 weeks ago


Nice to see. Keep it up Apple.



Um, no. As long as their sighting (where they are placed) is planned out properly to avoid migration paths their impact is limited. The fossil fuel industry is spreading this falsehood though as a push back, often through social media.

[URL unfurl="true"]https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/09/15/wind-turbines-kill-fewer-birds-than-cell-towers-cats/15683843/[/URL]


Please, don't give me that cats thing which is utter BS. of course 300,000 static wind turbines kill less than 700,000,000 cats. Also, that's like saying that violent crime is not a problem because it kills less than car accidents (and for cats birds are mainly food).

And no, it's not the coal industry that I am looking at. I am looking at Smithsonian, Audubon Society, NatGeo and so on, that is environmental friendly sources. It's a carnage.

[URL unfurl="true"]https://www.audubon.org/news/will-wind-turbines-ever-be-safe-birds[/URL]

[URL unfurl="true"]https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-many-birds-do-wind-turbines-really-kill-180948154/[/URL]

[URL unfurl="true"]https://www.birdwatchingdaily.com/news/conservation/new-study-estimates-573000-birds-died-at-wind-farms-last-year/[/URL]

[URL unfurl="true"]https://www.cfact.org/2013/03/18/wind-turbines-kill-up-to-39-million-birds-a-year/[/URL]
Rating: 9 Votes
22 weeks ago
It's awesome news. Wish more companies would do this.
Rating: 9 Votes
22 weeks ago


Please, don't give me that cats thing which is utter BS. of course 300,000 static wind turbines kill less than 700,000,000 cats. Also, that's like saying that violent crime is not a problem because it kills less than car accidents (and for cats birds are mainly food).

And no, it's not the coal industry that I am looking at. I am looking at Smithsonian, Audubon Society, NatGeo and so on, that is environmental friendly sources. It's a carnage.

[URL unfurl="true"]https://www.audubon.org/news/will-wind-turbines-ever-be-safe-birds[/URL]

[URL unfurl="true"]https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-many-birds-do-wind-turbines-really-kill-180948154/[/URL]

[URL unfurl="true"]https://www.birdwatchingdaily.com/news/conservation/new-study-estimates-573000-birds-died-at-wind-farms-last-year/[/URL]

[URL unfurl="true"]https://www.cfact.org/2013/03/18/wind-turbines-kill-up-to-39-million-birds-a-year/[/URL]

And how many birds does deforestation, oil spills, coal burning, and gas/oil fumes kill each year?
Rating: 8 Votes
22 weeks ago
i wished they invested 300m in the U.S.
Rating: 8 Votes
22 weeks ago
Doesn’t Apple know that wind farms are going to kill ALL the birds and that they also cause cancer!? /s

I’m surprised to see this isn’t in the politics section, since certain industries and a certain political party have politicized renewable energy so much in order to slow its progress.
Rating: 7 Votes
22 weeks ago
I’m just here waiting for the inevitable “climate change is a hoax”, Greta sideswipes and “Apple show stick to making a better X Y or Z” comments.
Rating: 7 Votes

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