• Home
  • Apple
  • News
  • Greenpeace Protestors Stage Demonstration on Roof of Apple’s European Headquarters

Greenpeace Protestors Stage Demonstration on Roof of Apple’s European Headquarters

Greenpeace Protestors Stage Demonstration on Roof of Apple’s European Headquarters

Protestors from the environmental group Greenpeace staged an hour long demonstration atop Apple’s European headquarters in Cork, Ireland on Wednesday. They were protesting the use of coal-powered electricity to power the iCloud service.


 The demonstrators scaled the top of the Apple building in Cork about 7 a.m. local time and voluntarily came down after about an hour, according to the Irish Examiner. Local police and firefighters arrived on the scene after the protest began, and Greenpeace members passed out pamphlets to Apple employees at the company’s European headquarters.

While the protestors placed signs on the building with letters spelling out “clean our cloud”, Greenpeace also took the time to praise Apple’s energy policy in Ireland, where the device maker’s Cork headquarters relies on renewable energy sources.

AppleInsider reports, “Similar demonstrations were also said to have been staged at Apple-run facilities in Turkey and Luxembourg. The protests were coordinated to bring attention to a study released by Greenpeace on Tuesday entitled “How Clean is Your Cloud?,” which panned Apple’s iCloud service and massive data center in Maiden, N.C., for relying largely on coal-based power.”

Apple has been quick to rebut Greenpeace’s claims, saying that renewable energy will provide 50 percent more of the power needs of its North Carolina data center than Greenpeace projected.

“Our data center in North Carolina will draw about 20 megawatts at full capacity, and we are on track to supply more than 60 percent of that power on-site from renewable sources including a solar farm and fuel cell installation which will each be the largest of their kind in the country,” spokeswoman Kristin Huguet said. “We believe this industry leading project will make Maiden the greenest data center ever built, and it will be joined next year by our new facility in Oregon running on 100 percent renewable energy.”

  1. 567592 393906Hmm is anyone else encountering difficulties with the pictures on this blog loading? Im trying to figure out if its a dilemma on my end or if it is the weblog. Any responses would be greatly appreciated. 456953

  2. 457750 340038I truly appreciated this wonderful weblog. Make confident you maintain up the good function. All the finest !!!! 885078

  3. 811544 160478I gotta favorite this internet website it seems really beneficial . 780259

  4. 51353 522646I saw lots of website but I believe this 1 has got something unique in it in it 219390

  5. 252033 355221A lot of writers recommend just writing and composing no matter how bad and if the story is going to develop, you will suddenly hit the zone and itll develop. 700674

  6. 72794 753410I got what you intend,bookmarked , very nice internet web site . 192235

  7. 315137 226555But a smiling visitant here to share the adore (:, btw excellent style and design . 254624

  8. 86723 51599Thank you a good deal for giving everybody an extraordinarily particular possiblity to check suggestions from here. 49845

  9. sbo says:

    72864 691741Youre so cool! I dont suppose Ive learn something like this before. So great to search out any person with some exclusive thoughts on this subject. realy thanks for starting this up. this site is 1 thing thats wanted on the net, somebody with a bit originality. helpful job for bringing one thing new towards the internet! 374454

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.