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Apple now powered by 100 percent renewable energy worldwide

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple said Monday it had achieved a goal of "100 percent clean energy" for its facilities around the world. The California tech giant said its retail stores, offices, data centers and co-located facilities in 43 countries were operating with nonpolluting or renewable energy. Nine additional manufacturing partners have committed to power all of their Apple production with clean energy, bringing the total number of supplier commitments to 23. "We're committed to leaving the world better than we found…

Foreign firms shortlisted for Saudi green energy

RIYADH: Companies from France and Japan were among 51 firms shortlisted on Monday to bid for solar and wind energy projects in Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest oil exporter. Virtually all of the kingdom's domestic power currently comes from crude, refined oil or natural gas. But as part of an economic reform plan to wean the kingdom off oil, the government has set a target of 9.5 GW of renewable energy by 2023. It invited local and international firms to try to qualify for bidding on two projects, a 300 MW solar…