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Apple has announced that its Green Bond funding has been used in projects that will help generate 1.2 GW of renewable energy. Each of the projects will help to reduce carbon emissions significantly.
Ericsson and Deutsche Telekom have found that solar grids can power two-thirds of the energy requirements needed for one of the latter's mobile sites located in Germany, helping cut emissions.
Microsoft has announced #DigitalLeapDenmark, a plan that includes building a renewable data centre in the country and providing 200,000 jobs and job training to all ages by the year 2024.
Apple will expand its green energy production in Europe with two onshore wind turbines in Esbjerg, Denmark. They will provide energy for the Viborg data centre which powers Apple services.
The ethical search engine, Ecosia, has announced that it has almost planted 100 million trees since its launch at the very end of 2009. It should reach the milestone sometime later this week.
Amazon has announced five new renewable energy projects. They will be built in China, Australia, and the United States. They will help Amazon reach its goal of using 80% renewable energy by 2024.
Apple has announced that it's building a new campus in Austin, Texas, which will house up to 15,000 employees. The new campus will open in 2022 and will include a massive area of green space.
The latest in its renewable energy investments sees Microsoft partner with First Solar to power its two upcoming Azure data centers in Arizona. The 150MW solar plant is set to be operational in 2021.
In the process of getting to 50% net zero carbon shipments by 2030, Amazon has hit its 50 solar panel rooftop installation goal earlier than expected. It now operates 51 such installations worldwide.
The company has expanded its energy portfolio via two new deals with EDP Renewables and Invenergy. This is another step towards the firm's goal of 60% carbon-neutral data center operations by 2020.
Samsung has restated its commitment to expanding its use of renewables. The firm plans to particularly focus on the U.S., Europe, and China. It also plans to help firms in its supply chain be green.
Tesla and the South Australian government have made another deal over renewables. This time, 50,000 houses will be fitted with Tesla Powerwall batteries and solar panels to give more energy security.