Alex Epstein makes the case that Apple’s claim that its “data centers are powered by 100 percent renewable energy sources, which result in zero greenhouse gas emissions” is fraudulent:
Imagine this scenario: Apple CEO Tim Cook wants to take an ocean
liner across the Atlantic. He has a problem. Ocean liners run on
oil but Cook wants to be “green.”
What can he do?
Well, he could try his luck with a sailboat. But the wind is
volatile and unreliable — not to mention that a wind-swept voyage
across the ocean would be dangerous.
But then, when all hope seems lost, Apple Board member Al Gore
offers an idea. Use an ocean liner, but install sails on top, so
that at least part of the time the boat is at least partially
powered by wind.