[Micronet] Apple products blocked by City of San Francisco for lack of EPEAT certification

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[Micronet] Apple products blocked by City of San Francisco for lack of EPEAT certification

Phyllis Orrick
From today's Berkeley in the News

San Francisco Officials Plan to Block Apple Procurement
Wall Street Journal (*requires registration)
http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2012/07/10/san-francisco-officials-plan-to-block-apple-procurement/?KEYWORDS=Berkeleytab/print/
Joel Schectman

Purchasers at municipal agencies and other organizations requiring IT purchases be EPEAT-certified — including UC Berkeley — have been taken aback by Apple's decision to remove its laptops and notebooks from the voluntary registry of green electronics.


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Re: [Micronet] Apple products blocked by City of San Francisco for lack of EPEAT certification

Ian Crew
Apple finally responded to this today--see http://www.apple.com/environment/letter-to-customers/ for what they said....

[Short version: Oh, sorry, we screwed up, we're backpedalling....]

Cheers,

Ian

On Jul 10, 2012, at 1:35 PM, Phyllis Orrick wrote:

From today's Berkeley in the News

San Francisco Officials Plan to Block Apple Procurement
Wall Street Journal (*requires registration)
http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2012/07/10/san-francisco-officials-plan-to-block-apple-procurement/?KEYWORDS=Berkeleytab/print/
Joel Schectman

Purchasers at municipal agencies and other organizations requiring IT purchases be EPEAT-certified — including UC Berkeley — have been taken aback by Apple's decision to remove its laptops and notebooks from the voluntary registry of green electronics.


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