Apple invests in world’s largest onshore wind turbines

Apple’s Viborg data center


Apple is investing in the construction of two of the world’s largest onshore wind turbines, advancing its efforts to become entirely carbon neutral by 2030. 

The power produced by the turbines, located in Denmark, will support Apple’s data center in Viborg, the company said in a blog post Thursday. the Viborg center backs Apple’s key products, including the App Store, Apple Music, iMessage and Siri. 

Apple said in July that it extended its goal to become entirely carbon neutral by 2030 to its manufacturing and supply chain.

Apple on Thursday said that Varta, a German-based supplier, committed to running its Apple production with 100% renewable power. So far, 72 manufacturing partners have committed to completely renewable energy for Apple production, it added. 

It’s in Apple’s best interest to help fight climate change. 

Apple said in a filing in 2019 that severe weather caused by global warming could “cause a temporary disruption in production or the availability of component parts or finished products, in the availability of a data center, or in the availability or productivity of our workforce.” A delay in parts would mean Apple might not be able to ship products on time, which could hurt the company’s sales.

“This is an area where we have to lead — for the sake of our planet and future generations,” Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, said in a statement. 

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