Greenpeace International is rescoring Apple now because of its recent ambitious and public commitments to clean energy. In a subsequent report in 2012, Greenpeace International will also re-evaluate Microsoft and Amazon in light of any action or inaction those companies have taken to clean up the energy sources powering their cloud services. Energy scores in the Company Scorecard have been updated from the April release of the "How Clean is Your Cloud?" report to reflect data from the latest 2012 EPA information on state energy mixes.
Greenpeace adjusted Apple's grades as follows:
● Infrastructure Siting to D from F
● Energy Efficiency & GHG Mitigation to C from D
● Renewables & Advocacy to C from D
"Ultimately, if Apple wants to get serious about its commitment to a coal-free iCloud, the most important thing it can do is to use its buying leverage with Duke Energy and other utilities to push for cleaner electricity options. Currently, Duke Energy's investment plans call for continued reliance on coal and nuclear power, with less than 4% of the electricity it generates in North Carolina coming from renewable energy by 2030. Apple has the ability to bend that trajectory toward cleaner sources of power."
Take a look at the full 'A Clean Energy Road Map for Apple' report at the link below...