Technology giant Apple plans to #invest in the construction of two 200m-tall wind turbines in Denmark, some of the world’s largest onshore turbines.
The turbines will be located near the Danish town of Esbjerg, and could produce 62GWh of clean energy per year. This would power 20,000 homes.
The energy generated by the turbines at Esbjerg will power Apple’s data centre in Viborg, with surplus energy going into the Danish grid.
Apple #Environment, Policy and Social #Initiatives vice-president Lisa Jackson said: “Combatting climate change demands urgent action and globa#l partnership – and the Viborg data centre is #powerful proof that we can rise to this #generational challenge.
“Investments in clean energy deliver breakthrough #innovations that bring clean energy and good jobs to #businesses and local #communities. This is an area where we have to lead — for the sake of our planet and future generations.”
Jackson also announced that the company plans to invest in Australian renewable energy “in the very near future”. However, Apple declined to give any details on plans.
Last month, Apple announced that it intends to become carbon neutral across its entire business by 2030.