Apple’s Vice President of Environmental Initiatives Lisa Jackson told Wired that 120 of the company’s retail stores are powered by renewable energy, including its flagship stores in Palo Alto, Chicago and New York.
The company will have to convert its other 135 stores in the US to renewables to reach its goal of 100 percent green energy. And some of those stores are leased in shopping malls, which makes it harder to control the energy source. In addition, Apple has another couple hundred retail stores worldwide.
Apple has made an environmental commitment to power 100 percent of its facilities with renewables, and it recently ranked second on the EPA’s Green Power Partner list of companies using on-site green power. Jackson told Wired that the company has reached 94 percent of its goal to use 100 percent renewables.
Apple has garnered particular praise for its use of renewables to power its data centers. Earlier this month, Apple led in a Greenpeace report, which evaluated Internet companies on their use of renewables.