Ap­ple in­vests in China wind farms

Kuwait Times - - BUSINESS -

SHANG­HAI:

Ap­ple has struck a part­ner­ship with the world’s largest wind tur­bine maker, the Amer­i­can com­pany said, mark­ing the tech gi­ant’s largest clean en­ergy project to date. It bought a 30 per­cent stake in sub­sidiaries of China-based Gold­wind to run four projects that will pro­duce 285 megawatts of power. The projects are lo­cated in He­nan, Shan­dong, Shanxi and Yun­nan prov­inces, Gold­wind said in a state­ment to the Shen­zhen stock ex­change.

Ap­ple is striv­ing to im­prove the en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact of its sup­ply chain, which is re­spon­si­ble for more than 70 per­cent of its to­tal car­bon foot­print, the of­fi­cial Xin­hua news agency re­ported. CEO Tim Cook had pre­vi­ously an­nounced Ap­ple would boost the ef­fi­ciency of its man­u­fac­tur­ing part­ners in China by build­ing so­lar projects and other sources of clean en­ergy. “We should help our sup­ply chain be­come greener and more sus­tain­able. So, in­stead of giv­ing them fish, we want to teach them how to fish,” Ap­ple’s vice pres­i­dent of en­vi­ron­ment, pol­icy and so­cial ini­tia­tives Lisa Jack­son said, ac­cord­ing to Xin­hua. — AFP

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