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Published on : Apr 21, 2015

Apple is contemplating to power its expansive retail operation completely with renewable and the company has taken a significant leap forward. As the company revealed recently that over 360 Apple Store locations across the globe are presently running on the power harvested by renewable sources.

According to this announcement, every Apple Store in the U.S., Germany, UK, Australia, Spain, and Italy is powered by energy from green renewable sources. This number has tripled from the 120 of the US only outlets to the already converted to RE in the last April.

Also, Apple mentioned it purchases most of its renewable energy from third party providers which are retail stores; however it also participates in other green programs such as utility green tariff programs, if that choice is unavailable. However, the stores in buildings which Apple does not have any ownership over, the organization works in collaboration with the landlords to get renewable energy sourced on the company’s behalf or purchases the RE certificates.

Furthermore, less than 100 of its first party stores continue to be powered by nuclear plants or fossil fuels and this number is set to decline even more in the coming months. The latest solar facility of Apple in China will be able to deliver enough energy to all of the 20 and more stores of Apple which operate in this country by the end of this year.

Apple has already achieved this omnipresent green energy usage for all of its offices and data centers across the globe. This company is also depending primarily on a mix of wind, solar, and hydropower which is sourced from local utilities or from the infrastructure projects it owns.