Last year, Apple announced the launch of a $300 million Clean Energy Fund in China to connect suppliers with renewable energy sources.
Apple and 10 of its suppliers in China will invest nearly $300 million by 2022 to develop projects totaling one gigawatt of renewable energy. In a press release today, Apple said that includes three wind firms in Hunan and Hubei that will generate approximately one-tenth of that anticipated total.
Each farm is said to generate 48 megawatts of clean energy, supplying a combined 134 megawatts to China’s national power grid.
Apple’s environmental chief Lisa Jackson:
To see these projects completed and already supplying clean energy to the grid is really exciting. We are proud that suppliers participating in the fund share our commitment to supporting innovative energy solutions, cutting emissions and fighting climate change.
In its press release, Apple also reiterated that 44 of its suppliers in 16 countries have committed to using 100 percent clean energy to power their Apple-specific production. Apple and its suppliers remain on track to generate more than four gigawatts of clean energy worldwide by 2020, the company said.
The urgency to address climate change has never been greater. We’re proud to run on 100% renewable energy and are working with our suppliers to do the same. Together, we’ll bring more than 6 gigawatts of new renewable energy online next year. 🌏 https://t.co/ysRn5eLTSi
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