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Apple's new hire focuses on renewable energy

Bobby Hollis, a former vice president for renewable energy at NV Energy, is now senior renewable-energy manager at Apple.

Apple's solar array at its data center in Maiden, N.C. Apple

Apple has hired a longtime renewable-energy expert as part of its efforts to green up.

Bobby Hollis has been appointed senior renewable energy manager at Apple, according to his LinkedIn page. He started at Apple in April after leaving NV Energy, where he served as that company's vice president of renewable energy and origination.

Apple has made an environmental push lately. Last month, the company updated its environmental page with a video narrated by CEO Tim Cook detailing its efforts at reducing Apple's carbon footprint. Cook revealed that the company has several data centers running on renewable energy and is actively working on new technologies designed to make Apple a far greener company than many others in the industry.

At Nevada-based NV Energy, Hollis played the lead on renewable energy and distributed generation. His efforts in environmental work earned him a "40 Under 40" award from the Las Vegas business community in 2014.

Hollis wrote on his LinkedIn page that he's helping Apple in its "goal of a greener Internet."

CNET has contacted Apple for comment on the hire. We will update this story when we have more information.

(Via Cult of Mac)