Not Just Solar Farms, Apple Joins Global Renewable Energy Initiative RE100

In order to facilitate sustainable development and enhance environmental protection, Apple recently announced to join the global renewable energy initiative RE100. The RE100 is a global environmental action aiming for encouraging enterprises to commit to produce or use 100% renewable energy in all of their operations, as well as providing them with various support measures. This action has been working hard to realize the goal of receiving the commitments from the world’s 100 most influential enterprises, to achieve 100% renewable energy production or use within the prescribed time.

Apple's 50WMs Solar Farm in Arizona
Apple's Solar Farm in Arizona

Apple has been a very active participant in sustainable development in the past few years. Not long ago, Apple completed the construction of a solar power farm in Arizona to deliver renewable energy to its data center Mesa, with a total capacity of 50 megawatts. The vice president for Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, Lisa Jackson, also said in Apple’s recent Climate Week announcement:

Apple is committed to running on 100 percent renewable energy, and we’re happy to stand beside other companies that are working toward the same effort. We’re excited to share the industry-leading work we’ve been doing to drive renewable energy into the manufacturing supply chain, and look forward to partnering with RE100 to advocate for clean-energy policies around the world.

Lisa Jackson at the Climate Week conference
Lisa Jackson at the Climate Week conference. SOURCE: TWITTER

Before joining the global renewable energy initiative, in fact, Apple had been making efforts to help its suppliers to use renewable energy during their manufacturing processes. CATCHER Technology, Apple’s supplier of aluminum alloy cases for iOS devices and Mac computers, has already announced to achieve using 100% renewable energy by the end of 2018.

Lisa Jackson also mentioned that Apple has taken the initiative to improve the supply chain of renewable energy in China. In regard to the daily operations, Apple has made use of 100% renewable energy in the United States, China and 21 other countries in the world. There’s no doubt that, besides joining this global renewable energy initiative RE100, Apple will put more resources into sustainable development and environmental protection in the future.


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RE100 is a collaborative, global initiative of influential businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity, working to massively increase demand for - and delivery of - renewable energy. By far (September 20, 2016), 73 influential enterprises located in the Europe, the United States, China and India have joined the initiative and made a commitment to go “100% renewable energy”. And in addition to Apple, these participants include IKEA, Bank of America, Bloomberg, Coca-Cola, General Motors, H&M, Google, Johnson & Johnson, Starbucks, Nike, Wal-Mart, etc. comment↓


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