Apple Going Solar

American corporations are continuing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make their operations greener around the world. Retail giant, Walmart has committed to achieving zero waste in their global operations by 2025. American retailer, Target has committed to source 100% of its electricity from renewable energy. Transportation companies like the Southern Company have slashed their greenhouse gas emissions by moving to hybrid and electric vehicles. Technology giants Amazon, Facebook, Google and Microsoft are continuing to invest heavily in renewable energy projects around the world.

In 2018, Apple Inc. installed 393 MW total capacity in solar photovoltaic (PV) panels in their global facilities around the world. Apple was the leading private sector solar PV panel installer in 2018, followed by Amazon and Target.

Apple, headquartered in Cupertino, California is a multinational technology company that designs, develops and sells consumer electronics, computer software and online services. In April 2018, Apple announced that all of its retail stores, offices and data centers in 43 countries were now powered with 100% clean, green energy.

Candidates in the upcoming 2020 elections are looking for topics to “set themselves apart.” Unfortunately, a common campaign technique has been to attack the private sector. Some candidates are now shouting Socialist dogma, as they demonize Capitalism and successful companies like Apple.
In my opinion, American industry had done far more to make their businesses greener than the states from which the proponents of Socialism reside. American industry and our government should be collaborating to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to develop reliable, sustainable, cost effective, renewable energy. Let’s stop the hate filled, polarizing rhetoric.

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