Apple has hit its target of powering all its facilities with renewable energy, in the latest sign of an industry-wide shift towards clean power. Apple said the sites using clean energy comprise of all its retail stores, offices, data centres and co-located facilities across 43 countries. The 100pc target does not include its suppliers, of which there are thousands, though Apple said a further nine suppliers had committed to power their production facilities with clean energy, bringing the total to 23. More than 85 suppliers, meanwhile, have signed up to its Clean Energy Portal programme, which helps them to identify viable renewable energy sources. Although Apple has shifted to using purely renewable energy, its vice president for environment, policy and social initiatives, Lisa Jackson, said the company was “not spending any more than we would have”.
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Northumbrian Water will power all 1,858 of its sites using renewable electricity for the next four years after signing a deal with Danish energy supplier Orsted. The contract, one of the biggest the water company has ever awarded, will cover everything from Northumbrian’s largest treatment works down to its smallest telemetry systems. It builds upon Northumbrian Water’s existing sustainability commitments including using 100% of its sewage sludge to create energy through advanced anaerobic digestion, at its treatment works in Howdon, on Tyneside. Orsted supplies renewable electricity from nine offshore wind farms in the UK, with the energy backed by Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGOs).
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