Greenpeace praises Apple for its use of renewable energy

Two years after Greenpeace slammed Apple for using “dirty energy” to power its cloud data, the environmental group has praised the company for its usage of renewable energy in maintaining its datacenters, calling it “the most innovative and most aggressive” firm in Silicon Valley in terms of using clean power.

Apple’s datacenters scored 100 percent in Greenpeace’s clean energy index, with none of their energy coming from coal, nuclear, or natural gas sources. The company was awarded ‘A’ ranks in energy transparency, deployment and advocacy, and commitment, scoring a ‘B’ rank in its energy efficiency. Facebook also scored three ‘A’s and a ‘B,’ but had a lower clean energy index of 49 percent, while Microsoft received ‘C’s across the…

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