Apple claims to be 100% renewable-powered

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Apple Inc. has announced that its global operations are now 100% powered by clean energy.

The tech giant’s announcement covers operations in 43 countries, including retail stores, offices, data centers and other facilities, including in the United States, India and China. The technology giant also points out that 23 of suppliers have now made similar commitments to procuring energy from renewable sources.

Currently, Apple says that it has 626 MW of renewable energy capacity in operation across the globe, and that it brough 286 MW of solar PV online in 2017. A further 15 projects are in development, which will bring its capacity up to 1.4 GW, spread across 11 countries.

The announcement says that a further nine of Apple’s suppliers have also committed to sourcing 100% of their energy from renewables; and that 85 suppliers in total have registered for the company’s clean energy portal, which it developed to help suppliers identify commercially viable renewable energy solutions.

Apple points out that its commitments include more than 485 MW of wind and solar projects developed in China to address manufacturing emissions, multiple PPAs across the United States and large-scale rooftop and floating solar projects in both Singapore and Japan.