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Apple's Lisa Jackson Discusses Company's Quest for 100 Percent Renewable Energy
Though Apple says its data centers and corporate offices are mostly powered by renewable energy, the tech titan looks to become even more sustainable with the hire of Lisa Jackson as its vice president of environmental initiatives.
Jackson spent 25 years in the public sector, most recently as the administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) before joining Apple in May. While at the EPA, she strived to bring businesses and EPA together to help companies become more sustainable. Now, Jackson is a central figure in Apple's mission to become completely powered by renewable energy.
"I wasn't going to go anywhere that didn't espouse those values," Jackson told a crowd at GreenBiz.com's VERGE conference in San Francisco earlier this week.
The three-day VERGE conference brought innovators, entrepreneurs and public officials together to discuss efficiencies that could be created through technological advancements in energy, green building and transportation.
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Microsoft announced ambitious new plans to become carbon negative by 2030 and then go one step further and remove by 2050 all the carbon it has emitted since the company was founded in 1975, according to a company press release.
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