Amber Neely at Apple Insider writes »

It’s no secret that most of the carbon emissions related to consumer electronics are related to the manufacturing and shipping processes. In fact, roughly 70% of Apple’s corporate carbon footprint is in the supply chain.

“Those facilities aren’t that we own or operate,” says Jackson. “But we wanted them to have this access to the same high-quality clean energy that we did.”

Apple has recently announced that three new wind farms are opening in China. These investments are the first to open in Apple’s China Clean Energy Fund. Apple and 10 suppliers in China will invest nearly $300 million to build renewable energy plants. The goal? To supply one gigawatt of renewable energy to Apple’s suppliers.

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