Apple teams with the Oceti Sakowin Power Authority to go carbon neutral

CUPERTINO, Calif. — On Wednesday, Apple announced it has more than doubled the number of suppliers committed to using 100 percent clean energy over the last year.

The 2030 goal to be carbon neutral across its supply chain and products is accelerating in progress.

Apple has also added 10 new projects for its Power For Impact initiative that will bring clean energy solutions online around the world, which are designed to provide new renewable power to under-resourced communities as well as supporting economic growth and social impacts.

Here in the U.S., Apple will work with the Oceti Sakowin Power Authority formed by the six Sioux tribes.

The groups will be working jointly to develop renewable energy resources for the tribes by financing, developing, constructing and operating power generation and transmission facilities for the wholesale market.

“Apple’s early support in OSPA’s development of Pass Creek Wind on the Oglala Pine Ridge Reservation and Ta’teh Topah Wind on the Cheyenne River Reservation will help us reach sustainable economic development for our people and fulfill our obligation to look after Our Grandmother Earth, Unci Maka,” said Lyle Jack, Chairman of the Oceti Sakowin Power Authority and member of the Oglala Lakota Nation. “These projects will bring hundreds of construction jobs and dozens of high-skilled permanent jobs during operations to our communities, as well as generate tens of millions in tax revenues for providing essential services and support to our people.”

The project is on track to create a large-scale wind power development in the Midwest.

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