Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd May 2007 19:19 UTC, submitted by DevL
Apple Steve Jobs writes about Apple's efforts to become a more enironmental friendly company. "Apple has been criticized by some environmental organizations for not being a leader in removing toxic chemicals from its new products, and for not aggressively or properly recycling its old products. Upon investigating Apple's current practices and progress towards these goals, I was surprised to learn that in many cases Apple is ahead of, or will soon be ahead of, most of its competitors in these areas. Whatever other improvements we need to make, it is certainly clear that we have failed to communicate the things that we are doing well." Among other things, Apple will introduce LEDs in displays to Macs this year.
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by sultanqasim on Wed 2nd May 2007 23:14 UTC in reply to "RE"
sultanqasim
Member since:
2006-10-28

Very Little. Mining requires only a bit of energy compared to what is produced. This is not oil drilling.

Though I agree with you point (no electricity is the greenest), Nuclear is much better than the common coal aand oil burning plants. Also, a nuclear plant releases less radiation into the environment than a coal plant!

Sorry if this comment was a bit off topic but nuclear is not too bad.

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by stew on Wed 2nd May 2007 23:36 in reply to "RE"
stew Member since:
2005-07-06

A simple google search for "uranium mining co2" returns this:

"In a case study in Germany, the Oko-Institute determined that 34 grams of CO2 are emitted per generated kilowatt (kWh). Other international research studies show much higher figures (up to 60 grams of CO2 per kWh). In comparison to renewable energy, energy generated from nuclear power releases 4-5 times more CO2 per unit of energy produced, taking into account the entire nuclear fuel cycle."

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