Today it was announced that Apple have got planning permission for their data centre in Galway.
There will be no energy generating facilities at the site but eventually the company says it hopes to be in a position to support and drive new projects that would supply the entire power supply needs of the facility.
So no windmills or solar panels to be built nearby. So what are their real intentions ?
Apple says it will offset all the energy it uses from the national grid by purchasing the same amount from renewable energy providers and supplying that back onto the grid.
I think we need a Humpy Dumpty to provide an explanation for this Apple-wocky gobbledygook.
We can make an analogy with someone doing their shopping to try to help us understand :
Peter says he will offset all his grocery purchases from M&S by purchasing the same amount from local markets and supplying this produce back into the market.
Are you any the wiser ? Why would any rational sane person do this ?