“Dozens of the world’s largest companies have joined a White House initiative to curb greenhouse gas emissions and invest in clean energy,” Katie Fehrenbacher reports for Fortune. “”
“This summer the first thirteen companies including Apple, Google, Walmart and Coca-Cola committed to President Obama’s climate change program,” Fehrenbacher reports. “On Monday, the White House announced that another 68 companies have taken the pledge, called the ‘American Business Act on Climate,’ bringing the total corporate participants to 81. Big tech companies, global retailers, clean energy firms, food makers, agriculture conglomerates, and a couple of utilities have all signed on.”
“The Obama administration is hoping to target power plant operators through the Environmental Protection Agency Clean Power Plan, which requires that they reduce carbon dioxide emissions.,” Fehrenbacher reports. “The addition of new signers to the White House initiative show how corporate America is increasingly interested in reducing emissions and fighting climate change. Companies are hoping to lower costs, reduce global risk, comply with government regulation, and attract and retain younger employees.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Forget about “climate change” and just look at the dollars and cents: Apple is reportedly making money on these clean energy projects over the long term while also reaping positive feelings about their brand right now. See, everybody: Apple cares.
Regardless of whether “global warming/cooling/whatever” turns out to be a sham or a significant long-term event that humans can affect or over which humans have little or no control, or something else entirely, Apple won’t have egg on its face for generating electricity from the sun rather than from other, less environmentally-friendly, less healthy methods.
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