Apple data centers go green

Apple data centers go green

None of Apple's three data centers, including the one being built in Prineville, will use power produced by coal.

“We are leading the industry,” [Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer] said. “All three of our data centers will be coal free, which is an industry first for anybody of our size.”

Greenpeace in a report last month singled out Apple, Amazon.com Inc. and Twitter Inc. for not using enough clean energy. The report gave better grades to Google Inc., Yahoo! Inc. and Facebook Inc. -- all companies that have facilities powered in part by renewable sources such as water and wind, according to Greenpeace.

Oppenheimer declined to say whether the changes were a response to the Greenpeace report or protests. He stressed that Apple’s plans have been in place since last year.

Read more at Bloomberg.

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