Apple Suppliers Doubled Use of Clean Energy Over Past Year

Apple today announced that its suppliers have more than doubled their use of clean power over the past year.

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Apple's suppliers are now using over 10 gigawatts of clean energy out of almost 16 gigawatts in total commitments in the coming years. Last year, the renewable energy projects avoided 13.9 million metric tons of carbon emissions, with current projects equivalent to removing three million cars from the road per year.

213 of Apple's major suppliers have pledged to power all production for the company with renewable energy across 25 countries, helping to reach Apple's goal of being carbon neutral throughout its entire supply chain by 2030. Apple's global operations have been carbon neutral since 2020.

Apple continues to invest in renewable projects around the world, including almost 500 megawatts of solar and other renewable projects in China and Japan to address a portion of upstream emissions. For more information about the current state of Apple's renewable energy efforts, see the full press release.

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Supermacguy Avatar
29 months ago
This is good news. :) Hopefully it can get to 100% real soon, and then maybe they can have surplus.
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Da_Hood Avatar
29 months ago
The green energy market is dodgy AF. Who audits this? If you plant carbon offsets, who monitors the welfare of the trees across their lifetime?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
murdoc2k Avatar
29 months ago
Apple is setting the trend for industry to follow; As always. Keep it up!
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InuNacho Avatar
29 months ago

213 of Apple's major suppliers have pledged to power all production for the company with renewable energy across 25 countries, helping to reach Apple's goal of being carbon neutral throughout its entire supply chain by 2030 ('https://www.macrumors.com/2020/07/21/apple-commits-carbon-neutral-supply-chain-2030/'). Apple's global operations have been carbon neutral since 2020.

A pledge from a mine "going green" in a developing country is a lot different from slapping solar panels on the Apple building in Cupertino.
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Rocko99991 Avatar
29 months ago
So funny how people think if it's solar it must be green. They pay no attention to the pollution and creation of toxic byproducts being mishandled and dumped by manufacturers.
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RalfTheDog Avatar
29 months ago

It is all PR/Mktg until Apple releases its a line of phones designed like the Fairphone offering folks who want to truly minimize our phone's environmental impact trading off some current features for a long-lived device. No reason whatsoever for Apple not to do this apart from having Tim, Lisa, & Co. recognize the immense environmental impact of current phone designs. (Sadly the Fairphone is not sold in the U.S.) Link (please read):

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20150402-the-worst-place-on-earth
iPhones last more or less forever if you are willing to change out the battery. The thing that finally kills them off is when the cell providers switch off the standard they operate on. If you have a 3G cellphone, nothing will keep it going when they kill off the 3G network.

I update all my phones every other year, but I don't send them in to be recycled. I just gift them to someone who needs one. I suspect they keep the phone for quite some time. If not, they can always give it to one of their kids or one of their friends kids.
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