OregonLive notes that government filings from last week show Apple has taken over a hydroelectric project near its Oregon data center. Apple has previously reported that it powers its data centers entirely on renewable energy. The hydroelectric plant in Oregon will help maintain its 100% renewable energy rating. In fact, on Apple’s environmental website, the company notes that the Prineville site will source power from hydroelectric energy in addition to wind and solar.
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Apple seems to have taken over the project early in the development cycle. It is not clear if the site is currently completed. OregonLive says that Apple (nor the project’s previous owners) did not respond to requests for comment on the state of the site.
The news comes in the wake of Greenpeace’s latest energy report on Apple, which applauded its green energy commitments. Greenpeace will no doubt be delighted by this latest development which continues to highlight Apple’s commitment to green energy.
In Cook’s most recent public appearance, the CEO expressed strong views about environmental sustainability in Apple’s shareholder meeting.
“If you want me to do things only for ROI reasons, you should get out of this stock.”