One thinks of Apple CEO Tim Cook as being an extremely calm person, but he drew a hard line against a conservative faction of shareholders who complained that the company should focus entirely on its bottom line, and knock off its demand for renewable energy and its participation in other sustainability initiatives aimed at stemming climate (more…)
EPEAT, Inc. (EPEAT) is an Oregon company that administers an environmental rating program certifying green computers and other electronic equipment.
Manufacturers can register their products as EPEAT certified, and purchasers, whether they are large institutions or individuals, can use EPEAT’s (more…)
As readers of this blog know, green patent activity continues at a record pace. Accordingly, Cleantech companies of all sizes need to stay aware of general trends in patent litigation, as the increasing number of green patents in circulation concomitantly increases the likelihood of litigation either now or in the future. (more…)
Apple Inc. has received approval to build two solar power installations at its main data center in North Carolina, allowing the technology giant to run the center entirely with renewable energy by next year.
Apple disclosed sensitive information about energy demand at the data center housing its iCloud service for the first time on Tuesday, defending its green credentials in the face of a campaign by Greenpeace.
In a report rating 14 companies leading the migration (more…)
Apple’s image in terms of social responsibility and environmental friendliness is not as pristine as its reputation with geeks is because of reports on the conditions offered to factory workers in China and the company’s poor recycling record.
However, Venture Beat reports that the company’s (more…)
Apple Inc. is an American multinational corporation that is in the design and marketing business of consumer electronics, personal computers and computer software. Apple is extremely well known for a number of their hardware products, including the Mac computer line, iPod, iPhone and the recently (more…)
A neatly designed chart designed by Geekaphone condenses the iPhone’s impact on the environment and the people who manufacture it in poor countries.
The statistics do not impress. For instance, iPhones purchased in 2010 contributed to 2,350 million kilograms of CO2 released into the atmosphere. (more…)