In its goal of becoming 100% carbon-neutral by 2030, Apple announced today that it has more than doubled the number of suppliers dedicated to using only clean energy last year. A total of 175 Apple suppliers will switch to using renewable energy sources, and the company and its suppliers will bring more than nine gigawatts of clean energy to the grid worldwide.
Not only that, but the company is adding 10 new projects to its Power for Impact initiative to bring clean energy solutions to communities around the world.
In the U.S., Apple will work with Oceti Sakowin Power Authority, formed by six Sioux tribes, to jointly develop tribal renewable energy by financing, developing, building and operating a power generation and transmission plant for the wholesale market.
In South Africa, Apple brings renewable energy to over 3,500 households that previously did not have access. In Nigeria, the company will support the development of a solar system to serve the primary health center in the state of Ondo, as well as 200 households in the surrounding region.
“Every company should be part of the fight against climate change, and together with our suppliers and local communities, we are demonstrating all the opportunities and capital that green innovation can bring,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We are working urgently and working together. But time is not a renewable resource and we must act quickly to invest in a greener and fairer future. ”
The company says it will help fund an educational institution in the Philippines that provides scholarships to high-achieving students and insufficient resources by offsetting electricity costs through a new rooftop solar installation. In Thailand, Apple is participating in an effort to increase renewable energy production and battery storage to ensure reliable access to electricity. In Vietnam, it will support a solar power program for 20 schools across the country.
In Colombia, Apple is helping to install a rooftop solar energy system at Santa Ana Infantil Hospital. Last but not least, in Israel, Apple supports the Nitzana educational eco-village for high-risk youth with solar installations to reduce electricity costs.
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