The iconic Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California, was built with renewables in mind from day one, with the roof of the building covered in a 17 MW rooftop solar installation that is paired with 4 MW of biogas fuel cells.
Technology giant Apple has revealed that all its global facilities are now powered with 100% renewable energy. This is quite an achievement for Apple, as the company has been working hard on achieving green energy and other clean renewable sources to power the supply chain and physical infrastructure of Apple.
The announcement follows reports Apple has stepped up its opposition to moves in the United States to repeal the Clean Power Plan, warning that scrapping President Obama's flagship climate policy could undermine its current and future investments in renewable energy.
In March, Apple's latest Supplier Responsibility progress report for 2018 had highlighted how India supplier Wistron had achieved a Zero Waste to Landfill certification in record time. Apple has now announced pledges with 23 of its suppliers to serve Apple operations on 100% renewable energy. The company has claimed that it now has 25 renewable energy projects in operation around the globe and generates 626 megawatts.
In Hong Kong, renewable energy sources play a negligible role in power generation and account for less than 1 per cent of total energy consumption, despite the suitability of our island location and subtropical climate to wind and solar power. For the past four years, all of Apple's data centers have been powered by 100 percent renewable energy.
Since 2014, all of Apple's data centres have been powered by 100 percent renewable energy.
Since it is not yet possible to power a company the size of Google entirely by renewable energy, the search giant has made a decision to "match" its energy usage by purchasing renewable energy from local wind and solar farms. DTE Energy will also be installing new solar energy capacity, but solar will play a relatively small role in the company's future efforts concerning clean power.
DTE Energy, a major energy supplier in MI, has announced plans to add some 1,000 megawatts of renewable energy capacity to its portfolios by 2022. That determination is reflected in the money it put into renewable energy a year ago, dwarfing spending by the next biggest investor, the US.