Apple Says That Greenpeace Is Wrong

Posted Apr 18, 2012

Apple is currently building one of the largest solar arrays and is expanding their North Carolina data centers. Greenpeace released its “How Clean is your Cloud” report, which claims that Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft ?are powering their growing 21st-century clouds with dirty, 19th-century coal energy.? Apple responded by saying:

?Our data center in North Carolina will draw about 20 megawatts at full capacity, and we are on track to supply more than 60 percent of that power on-site from renewable sources including a solar farm and fuel cell installation which will each be the largest of their kind in the country,? said Kristin Huguet, an Apple spokesperson. ?We believe this industry-leading project will make Maiden the greenest data center ever built, and it will be joined next year by our new facility in Oregon running on 100 percent renewable energy.?