Tag Archive: Energy


Two Apple Earth Day Ads Highlight Renewable Energy & Liam the Robot

Apple has released two new commercials for Earth Day. The first advertisement emphasizes the companies renewable energy efforts to power servers, and the other second ad focuses on recycling iPhones with the help of a robot. The commercials are embedded below for easy viewing. iMessage – Renewable Energy The iMessage commercial focuses on the fact … Read More

Apple helps fund Ireland’s ocean energy initiative with €1m

Apple is working with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) to fund research toward ocean energy with a whopping €1 million, or approximately $ 1,072,662. The fund would commence in 2016 and donate €250,000 every year for four years. “We’re excited by the potential of ocean energy to someday serve as a source of clean power for the […]

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Is your Mac or iPhone charger an energy vampire?

If you’re environmentally conscious at all, or if you’re just trying to save a few pennies on your electricity bill, you’re probably aware that a lot of gadgets suck up a surprising amount of energy when in stand by mode. Consequently, many people suggest that you should totally unplug these “energy vampires” when they’re not […]

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Apple steps up its clean energy efforts in China

Apple and Foxconn are teaming up to build solar power plants that will ensure its iPhone-manufacturing factories in China run on 100 percent clean energy. Foxconn has committed to constructing more than 400 megawatts of solar power plants, beginning in China’s Henan Province, by 2018. Apple will also build an addition 200 megawatts of solar […]

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Tim Cook calls on rivals to copy Apple (on renewable energy)

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple CEO Tim Cook is urging competitors to copy Apple in the fight against climate change. Speaking today at the BoxWorks 2015 conference at Moscone Center here, Cook said Apple’s rivals should copy its efforts to run their operations entirely on renewable energy. “We are very focused on the environment,” he said. […]

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Greenpeace awards Apple straight A’s for energy policy

A new report from environmental organization Greenpeace has given Apple top marks for its policies and movement toward renewable energy. The 72-page document by senior policy analyst Gary Cook and media officer David Pomerantz serves as an evaluation of current… Read more ›

Tesla’s new battery will ‘change the way the world uses energy’

You don’t have to have had your iPhone die at an inopportune time to conclude that current generation batteries kind of suck. Unlike most of us, however, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has the resources to do something about it. In… Read more ›

PAX cosplayers impress with passion, energy, and lots of effort

SEATTLE, Washington — It’s like Halloween two months early at the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX), with gamers and geeky fans of all stripe dressing up in costumes of varying quality and seriousness. Over 70,000 gamers converge each year in Seattle… Read more ›

Apple Stores will soon run on 100% renewable energy

Hearing an Apple executive talk about their work in a relaxed setting is pretty unusual stuff, but that’s what happened earlier this week when Lisa Jackson, Apple’s VP of Environmental Initiatives, spoke as part of Fortune’s Brainstorm Green conference. The… Read more ›

Apple makes another environmental hire in quest for renewable energy

Apple has made another interesting hire in the form of Bobby Hollis, a former vice president of NV Energy who will serve as the company’s new Senior Renewable Energy Manager. The appointment took place earlier this year, while Hollis took… Read more ›