Apple’s Lisa Jackson is backing President Biden’s plan to switch the United States power grid over to clean energy by 2035.
Apple- Vice President of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives- met with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator- Michael Regan on Tuesday in Cupertino to discuss a new standard that would make the US power grid 100% green by 2035 as reported by CNBC.
“Apple has come out as a vocal supporter of a clean energy standard, of 100% clean grid by 2035. We would love to see that,” Jackson said. “It would make everyone’s job easier, if you could just source clean energy the way you source all your energy needs today.”
“We’re really proud of the fact that we were, I think, the first company to come out in favor of the clean energy standard, which is part of that infrastructure bill,” Jackson said. She previously announced Apple’s support for the clean energy standard at a conference in May.
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook announced the company has given a formal endorsement for the United States President Biden’s Clean Power Plan (CPS), which aims to move the US power grid off of fossil fuels by 2035.
Apple, which is already striving for a carbon-neutral future by 2030 and has invested in more sustainable materials, supports President Biden’s goals to switch the US power grid to clean energy by 2035.
Jackson, who served as the EPA Administrator under President Barack Obama, believes that all companies should be required to report on their carbon emissions in order to make the change.
“We’ll probably talk about SEC disclosure, and Apple’s belief that we need to have companies be required to be transparent about their carbon emissions and what they’re doing about it. Because if you’re not measuring it, if you’re not talking about it, if you’re not reporting it, then you can’t change it.”