Lisa Jackson EPA portraitAs part of its effort to position itself as a clean-energy leader, Apple is hiring former EPA administrator Lisa Jackson as its vice president for environmental initiatives. Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the high-profile hire Tuesday at a technology conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.

“Apple has shown how innovation can drive real progress by removing toxics from its products, incorporating renewable energy in its data center plans, and continually raising the bar for energy efficiency in the electronics industry,” Ms. Jackson told Politico in an e-mail.

“I look forward to helping support and promote these efforts, as well as leading new ones in the future aimed at protecting the environment.”

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