"In 2015, 93 percent of our energy came from renewable sources. And we are still looking for ways to get 100 percent. »Sa Lisa Jackson, Apple Vice President of the Environment.
According to Greenpeace, Apple is leading "final grade" of "A" and a pure energy index score of 83 percent.
Facebook and Google have also scored A grades, respectively with 67 and 56 percent pure energy index, respectively.
In particular, Apple used 4% of natural gas, 5% of coal energy and 5% of nuclear power.
Energy expenses depend on location. In fact, in Ireland they used 45% of natural gas and 34% of coal, but no nuclear power. In contrast, in Maiden (NC), they used 12% natural gas, 33% coal, but 51% nuclear. These differences are due to location resources.
"Thanks to the management and law firm of companies like Apple, Google, Facebook and Switch, we see the technology industry making great progress towards running the internet with clean energy." Gary Cook, Greenpeace senior IT analyst, said in a statement.
"Without major political changes, the rapid growth of the internet in East Asia is likely to be driven by coal and other dirty power sources," said Greenpeace. The northern and southeast Asian regions are the world's largest CO2 emissions.
Jude Lee, senior IT campaign in Greenpeace East Asia, said: "Leading IT companies in the United States have already shown that the majority of industry recognize that pure power is both good for the environment and good for the business. »
To reach their 100% target, Apple must apply its renewable energy policy to its entire factory around the world. East Asian factories must be part of it.