Tonight at D:11, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed the company had hired Lisa Jackson, the former chief of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (via Engadget’s live blog). Apple is currently running its data centres on 100 per cent renewable energy and the company’s North Carolina solar farm is the largest in the U.S. of any non-utility company. After explaining this, Cook went on to announce the hire of Jackson, who will report directly to him to manage Apple’s environmental front:
Cook: “Lisa Jackson is joining Apple. She recently left the EPA, and she’ll now be coordinating these efforts across the company.”
Cook: “She’ll report to me. I like her a lot, and she’s a chemical engineer by background.”
Cook: “I actually forget the actual title, but she’ll continue to coordinate our environmental efforts across Apple.”
Jackson served as the Administrator of the EPA from 2009 to 2013, a position she attained after being nominated by President-elect Barack Obama during the winter of 2008. Looks like Apple is going to continue to get a lot greener.