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Apple is trying to offset its long history of unsustainable practices through a number of initiatives that include hiring former EPA head Lisa Jackson. Even if the company manages to clean up its act, they may be haunted by their past for years to come. As Apple strives to improve its sustainable performance, the company is being [...]
Lisa Jackson, who recently left her post as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, has landed a fantastic job. She has taken a job with Apple and will report directly to CEO Tim Cook as Vice President for Environmental Initiatives. That puts her in charge of environmental policy at Apple. Working at Apple will surely be a relief from [...]
SolarCity (SCTY) has been one of the hottest alternative energy stocks since its Initial Public Offering five short months ago. Yesterday it shot up 24% in one day, on the largest one-day volume since it opened, in anticipation of its quarterly earnings release. It is up 95% in the past three months, and has more [...]
Infamous Foxconn, best known for the deplorable working conditions for Chinese workers that make Apple’s iPod and other products, is intent on developing a strong presence in the solar industry. The company first announced this decision in 2011 at the height of overcapacity in the industry. The last thing that was needed was a big new player that would bring [...]
Apple‘s data centers are now powered 100 percent by renewable energy and 75 percent of their facilities are solar, wind, hydroelectric, and geothermal sources. But unfortunately, the Apple and the Environment report finds that their greenhouse gas emissions have risen by 34 percent (30.9 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions) in 2012. Apple Insider writes: The Apple and [...]
Mobile phones now play a very important role for travelers in helping them with their travel planning. These have been a tremendous growth of free applications for earth friendly travelers, with the help of these apps you can maximize your experience. Here I have tried to offer a brief on the popular free mobile apps [...]
Smartphones are an increasingly ubiquitous aspect of modern life and research shows that they are decreasing the amount of energy used globally. This is the finding from Outlier, a research group that explores trends in how people use energy. As reported in Energy Manager Today smartphone sales volumes in 2012 were estimated at 717 million [...]
Forbes just posted an article about a patent Apple was granted yesterday that paves the way for a solar powered iPhone in which the solar cells will also double as touch screen sensors: Most of us have used or at least seen solar power calculators. Why not use solar power to augment the battery in [...]
In a rare move for Apple, the company filed for a patent for a wind turbine, in 2011. That wind turbine would uniquely generate electricity from stored heat energy, not by rotating blades, which would solve the problem of intermittency. In its filing, Apple notes that current turbines rely on a constant supply of wind because of the way they are [...]
Copper-indium-gallium-diselenide, also known as CIGS solar cells are enabling a new suite of flexible applications from solar roof tiles to consumer electronics such as Apple and Samsung smartphones. CIGS have the competitive advantage that they can be deposited on flexible substrates as opposed to conventional solar panels, which enables a variety of niche products. A [...]
Most of us like the idea of saving money on electricity by using solar energy, but few of us realize just how easy it is to find out if solar energy is a good idea at our particular homes. Even though we don’t have any of the equipment an installer would use to find out [...]
Apple has reportedly purchased another 200 acres in North Carolina so that it can build another solar farm to help power its massive iCloud data centre. According to AppleInsider.com, details of the $3 million land deal were released recently. Apple will buy nearly 220 total acres in North Carolina’s Catawba County. There are reports that [...]
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