Apple’s Commitment To Renewable Energy Boosts Its Greenpeace Score, But Not By Much
Apple has announced in May that it will have its three data centers be "coal free" by the end of 2013. Greenpeace liked the commitment, so it bumped Apple's Infrastructure Siting score from an "F" to a "D," noting that it cannot score Apple higher until it has a long-term infrastructure siting policy in place that will guarantee responsible energy choices in the future.Read on...
Department of Energy Study Says U.S. Could Have 80% Renewable Power by 2050A new study published by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has some good news: Renewable power could contribute up to 80% of the nation's electricity needs by 2050 using existing, commercially available technology. Though the transition won't necessarily be easy, the report is a strong endorsement of expanding renewable power.Read on...