Apple’s Lisa Jackson sees ‘economic opportunity’ in Clean Energy Standard
Lisa Jackson of Apple says a move to the Clean Energy Standard will benefit everyone, despite how the move is troubling people worried about their current jobs.
Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president, Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives, reaffirmed Apple’s position on renewable and clean energy. Speaking at the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) summit, she supported the plan for a United States-wide approach.
According to ForbesJackson spoke about the steps being taken now, as well as how businesses need clear guidance to comply with clean energy requirements.
“We support the adoption of a clean energy standard that we believe will generate large amounts of renewable energy production or next generation renewable energy, and do so in a way that shows people where they are. have to go and what they need to get there, ”Jackson said.
“[It will need] clear milestones to motivate progress along the way, “she continued.” We strongly believe that we need the accountability of the private sector. We also believe that transparency is really important to build trust. “
“What you manage is what you measured,” Jackson said. “When you measure it, you start to be responsible throughout the organization.”
Jackson nodded to those concerned about economic disruption and job loss due to a changing environmental outlook.
“[It’s] an economic opportunity for your community … it won’t take jobs away from you, it will create opportunities, ”she said.[Overall] net-net, we are better as a community [but government needs to give] communities a seat at the table in the discussions that take place. “
Apple itself is in extensive discussions with its suppliers, Jackson said. “We have said very clearly, frankly, that by 2030 we need [them] to use clean energy, and it has to be 100%, ”she said.
“Therefore [we’re saying] Work with us now over the remaining 9 years so that we can all come up with clean energy together, “Jackson added. She also revealed that the company aims to help suppliers share information with each other, on how to switch to clean energy processes.
Jackson’s comments that “clean energy is good business, plain and simple” is what she and Apple have always said. In April 2021, she told the Washington post that Apple is funding a $ 200 million restoration fund to work on forestry projects, for example.
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