Apple is Powered by 100% Renewable Energy in the US and UK

By Tom Pritchard on at

A couple of years ago, Apple announced that it was striving towards powering all its buildings and infrastructure with 100% renewable energy sources. Today it was announced that they are very close to that goal, with 93% of its operations are powered by renewable energy.

Plus in 23 countries worldwide, including the UK and the US, Apple operations are 100% powered by renewable energy.

On stage Apple also talked about how it was powering everything, with an emphasis on solar power. It revealed that the company had built a large solar plant in Sichuan, China, without disturbing the Yak farms in the local area. In Singapore, where ground space is a premium, Apple installed a huge number of solar panels on the the rooftops.

It's not just about energy, either. Apple emphasised that they believed paper could be a renewable resource, and revealed that 90% of the paper it uses comes from recycling centres or sustainably managed forests. It also worked on preserving 36,000 acres of working forest in the US, and promised to be an all-paper company as soon as possible.

If that wasn't enough, Apple really pushed the idea of recycling old devices. Apparently a lot of devices that get traded in end up being reused, and those that don't end up being reused get recycled to put their components to good use.

For all of tonight's Apple keynote news, head over to our March event hub where we have rounded up everything that happened in one handy place.