Microsoft to nearly double its internal carbon price

The technology giant will charge its internal divisions a rate of $15 per metric tonne on all carbon emissions

Microsoft inks deal for hydropower in Washington

It has signed a five-year agreement with the Chelan County Public Utility District

Microsoft buys wind energy in new PPA deal

The agreement brings the company’s global renewable energy portfolio to 1.4GW

Microsoft inks 15-year PPA for solar energy

The Wilkinson Solar Energy Centre is scheduled to start operating later this year

Microsoft sinks sea-cooled data centre off Orkney coast

Project Natick is powered by renewable energy from the European Marine Energy Centre

Microsoft Cloud could provide sunny outlook for low carbon data

The global technology firm claims its online solution is around 93% more energy efficient than real-life data centres

Microsoft pledges 75% carbon reduction by 2030

  Microsoft has announced plans to reduce its carbon emissions by 75% by 2030. It has pledged to increase investment in renewable energy as well as focus on energy efficiency projects to achieve the goal. That is expected to help avoid more than 10 million metric tons of emissions. Its cloud-based programme to cut resource […]

Microsoft-GE ink wind, energy storage deal

Microsoft has announced plans to buy all the power from a new wind farm in Ireland. It has inked a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with GE to buy electricity from its new 37MW Tullahennel wind farm in County Kerry. Each turbine will have an integrated battery to help generate “valuable data” on energy storage. […]

Microsoft sails ahead with new wind projects

With two new investments, Microsoft has made its biggest wind energy purchase yet. The acquisition of a combined 237MW of wind generation means the technology company now has over 500MW of wind power in the US alone. It aims to power its energy intensive data-centres from 100% renewable sources to create a responsible and green cloud network. Microsoft has agreed with Allianz Risk Transfer […]

Facebook and Microsoft commit to buy more clean power

A new coalition which aims to help multinational companies deploy 60GW of renewable energy in the US has been launched. Facebook and Microsoft are among more than 60 firms that have joined the Renewables Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA). It is a non-governmental organisation which aims to empower businesses to transform its electricity systems with green […]