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Apple claims milestone: 100% green power

Aerial view of the solar projects built by Apple in China.
Aerial view of the solar projects Apple built with SunPower in China. Photo: Jie Zhao/Corbis via Getty Images

Apple said Monday that all of its worldwide operations — ranging from retail stores to offices to data centers — are now powered exclusively by renewable energy.

Why it matters: It's a major example in the wider trend of companies getting substantial amounts of electricity directly from renewable projects, not just buying emissions credits or carbon offsets.