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Apple to build £1.25bn data centres powered solely by renewable energy

25 Feb 2015

Apple has announced a £1.25 billion plan to build two data centres in Europe which will be powered solely by renewable energy.

The plans mark an important milestone for Apple, as the company has come under pressure from authorities to account for the environmental impact of its energy use.

These data centres will offset their power by investing in renewable energy capacity.

Chief Executive, Tim Cook, has spoken out about the developments in Ireland and Denmark, citing them as Apple’s “largest-ever European projects” and would “introduce some of Apple’s most advanced green building designs”.

Apple has gone from relying on coal power for its data centres, to now using 100% renewable energy sources.

The project is a significant private investment in the European renewable sector, and places both Ireland and Denmark at the forefront of development in the sector.