Apple announces clean-energy investments in China

  • Technology giant Apple plans to boost its green credentials in China by investing in solar power generators and helping its manufacturing partners in the country become more environmentally friendly. Announcing the moves, Apple CEO Tim Cook said they will avoid over 20 million tonnes of greenhouse gas pollution in China between now and 2020, equivalent to taking nearly four million passenger vehicles off the road for a year. The new generators will be built in the north, east and south of China, producing enough energy to power 265,000 Chinese homes, according to Apple. (Source: IANS)