America’s technology corporate giants have led the corporate renewables procurement trend, but two of the biggest names in tech just reached a new mark: Apple and Google are now both 100% powered by renewable energy.
Apple Inc. offered a $1 billion bond dedicated to financing clean energy and environmental projects on Tuesday, the first corporate green bond offered since President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris climate agreement.
While construction crews work furiously to finish Apple’s mammoth new headquarters in Cupertino this year, another critical piece of the campus’ design is taking shape 100 miles to the east.
Apple’s operations in Singapore will be completely solar powered by January 2016. Solar energy developer Sunseap Group announced that it will partner with Apple to supply all of its energy needs from solar systems atop more than 800 buildings in Singapore.
The Conservation Fund announced that it is partnering with Apple to help protect working forests in the United States. The Apple initiative will conserve more than 36,000 acres of working forestland in Maine and North Carolina, ensuring these forests stay forests and any timber on the land is harvested sustainably.
The Arizona facilities associated with Apple’s failed partnership with GT Advanced Technologies will be transformed into a new “global command” data center for the company employing 150 people full-time, thanks to a major $2 billion investment from the iPhone maker.