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Apple extends solar farm plans

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City of Claremont in North Carolina approves 100-acre, $55m solar farm plans from Apple to power its data centres

09 Jul 2014

Apple bites into its climate impact

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Tech icon reports on environmental progress towards addressing "very real problem of climate change"

22 Apr 2014

Apple, Facebook and Google power ahead of Amazon in clean energy stakes

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Greenpeace report finds many internet companies remain reliant on fossil fuels to power increasingly energy-hungry operations

03 Apr 2014

Branson urges climate change deniers to "get out of our way"

Virgin boss backs Apple's Tim Cook following his attack on climate sceptic shareholders

10 Mar 2014

Is the EU set to crack down on conflict minerals?

European Commission poised to propose a new voluntary scheme that green groups fear will be too weak to drive industry change

05 Mar 2014

How Tim Cook's attack on Apple's climate sceptic investors got it wrong

The Apple chief executive was right to call out his climate sceptic critics, but, as he already knows, the case for green investment is financial as well as ethical

03 Mar 2014

Tim Cook tells climate sceptics to ditch Apple shares

Chief executive angered by right wing think tank's questions about the profitability of renewable energy investments

03 Mar 2014

Apple takes a bite out of conflict minerals

Tech giant pledges to crack down on minerals mined in Democratic Republic of Congo and commits to greater transparency

13 Feb 2014

Apple touts greener lightweight iPad Air

Company details how new Air model is more resource-efficient than its predecessors

24 Oct 2013

Apple seeks to boost recycling with new trade-in scheme

But Friends of the Earth says initiative fails to address broader environmental issues

16 Oct 2013

Apple struggles to take a bite out of new iPhone carbon footprint

Latest iPhone 5s and 5c models show lifetime carbon emissions exceed iPhone 4s, even as company touts adherence to environmental policies

12 Sep 2013

Friends of the Earth slams ‘cowardly’ Apple for not admitting to Indonesian tin use

BlackBerry, Sony, LG, Nokia and Motorola all acknowledge concerns raised by Friends of the Earth

31 Jul 2013

Apple slammed over latest Chinese supply chain allegations

China Labor Watch investigation claims two Chinese factories are failing to dispose of waste water correctly, alongside a host of labour rights allegations

29 Jul 2013

Apple plans giant solar farm in Reno, Nevada for green data centre boost

Reno facility will generate 43.5 million kilowatt hours of clean energy every year

02 Jul 2013

Apple hires ex-EPA chief Lisa Jackson to lead environmental strategy

Company says move reflects chief executive Tim Cook's commitment to green energy, efficiency, and removing toxic chemicals from products

29 May 2013

Three things green tech firms can learn from the smartphone wars

What's true for the iPhone rings true for others finds lawyer Andrew Riley

16 May 2013

Apple moves closer to goal of 100 per cent green energy

Greenpeace applauds Apple's efforts to source renewable energy

22 Mar 2013

Apple must fix supply chains if it wants to be top of the class

Andrew Pendleton argues the IT giant still has a way to go to fulfill chief executive Tim Cook's environmental ambitions

15 Feb 2013

Updated: Apple chief hails green progress as biggest achievement

Tim Cook: 'I'm incredibly proud that we're doing heavy lifting on the environment'

13 Feb 2013

Five green things we've learnt this week

From Apple’s supply chain woes to the threat of 'carbon bombs', we run down the top stories from the past week

25 Jan 2013

Apple admits litany of violations to green supply chain code of conduct

Company praised for publishing results of supply chain audit that reveals significant numbers of suppliers are failing to follow environmental best practices

25 Jan 2013

Friends of the Earth kicks off campaign for beefed up environmental reporting

New Make It Better campaign to call for EU rules requiring corporate reporting on land, water, resource and carbon impacts

27 Nov 2012

Wipro takes top spot in green electronics rankings

Two Indian firms appear for the first time in Greenpeace's 18th Guide to Greener Electronics

19 Nov 2012

How an upstart helped Samsung beat the iPhone in energy efficiency

A small start-up made a big difference by transforming the market for cell phone displays

01 Nov 2012

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