Microsoft makes pledge to run all data centers carbon neutral by 2030

Jul 21, 2021 | Posted by MadalineDunn

Microsoft is the latest company to pledge carbon-neutrality by 2030. Within the next 19 years, the tech giant promises to run all its global data centers and offices with zero-carbon energy.

In a recent blog, written by Lucas Joppa, chief environmental officer and Noelle Walsh, CVP, cloud operations + innovation, said that not only is the company “tracking” the climate change conversation, but “engaging” with it too.
Microsoft President Brad Smith, Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood and CEO Satya Nadella preparing to announce Microsoft’s carbon-negative vision back in January

This engagement comes in the form of its 100/100/0 vision, whereby by 2030, Microsoft will have 100% of its electricity consumption, 100% of the time, matched by zero-carbon energy purchases.

According to Joppa, the company’s “influence” is already “significant” in one dimension. He writes: “Our existing commitment to execute power purchase agreements equivalent to 100% of our energy needs by 2025 has positioned Microsoft as one of the largest purchasers of renewable energy in the world.”

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