Apex Clean Energy today announced that Apple is leading a group of companies that has committed to purchase approximately 75 megawatts of energy from an upcoming wind farm in Texas. Sprint, eBay, and Samsung have all partnered with Apple on the agreement, and the full 500-megawatt White Mesa Wind project is scheduled to come online in early 2021.

apex wind farm

Shared energy purchases like this allow companies to pool their energy demands and collectively support the addition of large-scale renewable energy projects to the grid. Apple brought together other technology leaders dedicated to responsible business practices – eBay, Samsung and Sprint – in the aggregation agreement, which will enable all participants to access cost-effective low-carbon renewable energy from the new project. [...]

“We’re proud to be powering all of Apple’s operations around the world with 100 percent renewable energy and driving the private sector to support the clean energy transition,” said Lisa Jackson, Apple’s Vice President of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives. “Businesses of all sizes and of varying energy needs can help bring new, renewable energy online. This collaborative agreement in Texas is a model we hope others will replicate.”

Apple has been aggressively pushing forward on its renewable energy efforts, not only moving its own operations to 100 percent renewable but pushing its suppliers to do the same. Just a few weeks ago, Apple announced that it has partnered with ten of its suppliers to invest in three wind farms in China.

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Top Rated Comments

QCassidy352 Avatar
60 months ago
I find it sad that this story has to go in PSRI. A collaboration on renewable energy should not be a political issue.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ericgtr12 Avatar
60 months ago
But, but they cause cancer...

"If you have a windmill anywhere near your house, congratulations, your house just went down 75 percent in value, and they say the noise causes cancer."
~ Donald Trump ('https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/apr/08/donald-trump/republicans-dismiss-trumps-windmill-and-cancer-cla/')
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
keysofanxiety Avatar
60 months ago
Global warming is a myth. You can’t warm a globe if the Earth is flat.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
benshive Avatar
60 months ago

But, but they cause cancer...

"If you have a windmill anywhere near your house, congratulations, your house just went down 75 percent in value, and they say the noise causes cancer."
~ Donald Trump ('https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2019/apr/08/donald-trump/republicans-dismiss-trumps-windmill-and-cancer-cla/')
“We’ve ended the war on beautiful, clean coal, and it’s just been announced that a second, brand-new coal mine, where they’re going to take out clean coal — meaning, they’re taking out coal. They’re going to clean it — is opening in the state of Pennsylvania, the second one.”
- Donald Trump

Why risk getting windmill cancer when you can just use clean coal ;)
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Stephen.R Avatar
60 months ago

Funny how no one mentions the long term impacts of this "clean" energy

https://www.npr.org/2019/09/10/759376113/unfurling-the-waste-problem-caused-by-wind-energy
From that article:
There aren't many options to recycle or trash turbine blades, and what options do exist are expensive, partly because the U.S. wind industry is so young.
Ninety percent of a turbine's parts can be recycled or sold
Englund believes he's found a way to recycle blades by grinding them up to make chocolate chip-sized pellets. They can be used for decking materials, pallets and piping. His startup opened its first processing facility in central Texas this year, and it's leasing a second space near Des Moines, Iowa.
Even when you’re trying to paint renewables as bad it’s still light years better than fossil fuels or nuclear.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ericgtr12 Avatar
60 months ago

Global warming is a myth. You can’t warm a globe if the Earth is flat.
Pizza oven?
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