Apple hints at greener future

Apple hopes to one day stop using mined materials and make its products 100% recyclable. That’s according to the technology giant’s annual environment report, which says the firm is looking into ways to cut out the presence of metals and toxic rare materials such as tungsten, tantalum, gold and cobalt from its devices. The firm […]

Apple goes green in China

Apple has announced new steps to secure its supply chain is 100% green in China. The technology giant will power all of its glass production in the country by renewable energy by the end of 2018. Its glass supplier Lens Technology, has committed to run all Apple’s operation with clean energy. Lens Technolgy will use wind […]

Apple gets green light to sell solar energy

Apple has been granted permission to sell energy from its $850 million (£645m) solar farm. Last Thursday, energy officials in Washington DC said the company could sell power from the site in California at market prices. The technology firm bought the 2,900 acre, 130MW facility last year. According to Apple, renewable energy generated at the Monterey […]

Apple and Amazon among firms backing Obama’s emissions plan

Four technology giants have shown their support for US President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan (CCP). The CCP aims to reduce carbon emissions from power plants by 32% by 2030 but it was blocked by the Supreme Court in February. Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft have sent a document called ‘Amicus Brief’ to the US Court backing […]

Apple reveals green supply chain progress

Technology giant Apple and its suppliers reduced 13,800 metric tonnes of carbon emissions in 2015. In its ‘Supplier Responsibility  2016 Progress Report’, the firm claims its energy efficiency programme helped achieve those reductions. Some of the improvements the firm and its suppliers made were replacing outdated and inefficient heating, cooling and lighting systems, repairing compressed […]

Apple invests €1m in Irish marine energy

Apple has pledged to invest €1 million (£0.7m) in the marine energy sector in Ireland. The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the technology giant. The cash will be granted to developers to test their ocean energy prototypes in the Galway Bay Ocean Energy Test Site, […]

Apple launches green energy programmes in China

Apple has launched two clean energy programmes in China to reduce its carbon footprint. The multinational technology firm claims the projects will help reduce more than 20 million metric tonnes of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the country by 2020. Apple aims to install more than 200MW of solar projects in different regions of the nation – […]

Internet firms’ eco-net ambitions under threat – Greenpeace

Internet companies want a renewable-powered internet but their green ambitions are being blocked by the utility sector. That’s the view of a Greenpeace report which says the rapid growth in the digital world is being powered by what it calls ‘dirty energy’. Gary Cook, Senior IT Analyst for Greenpeace USA said: “Tech companies are increasingly […]

Apple invests in solar projects in China

Apple has joined forces with solar panel maker SunPower to build two solar projects in China. They will be located in the Sichuan province and have a total capacity of 40MW – generating 80 million kWh of electricity every year. The projects are expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2015. Tom Werner, […]

Apple invests €1.7bn in green EU data centres

Apple has announced plans to build and operate two data centres in Europe powered entirely by renewable energy. It will invest €1.7 billion (£1.2bn) in the facilities located in County Galway, Ireland and Denmark’s central Jutland. The data centres will power Apple’s online services including the iTunes Store, the App Store, iMessage, Maps and Siri […]