27 Sep '16, 11am

Microsoft commits to 50% renewable energy for data centres by 2018

Microsoft commits to 50% renewable energy for data centres by 2018

The new commitment for the company's data centres is the next step for the ardent clean energy supporter. Source: Flickr/Thomas Hawk Legacy PC enterprise Microsoft has announced a new commitment to run its data centres on 50% clean energy sources by 2018. The company also plans to up its renewable energy use in its data centres by 60% by the early 2020s, in a further step. The announcement for Microsoft’s green future was made by the company’s chief environmental and cities strategist Rob Bernard at the clean tech convention VERGE16 last week. In his speech, Bernard reiterated the company’s earlier commitments towards a cleaner and more sustainable future. Microsoft’s renewed pledge actually broke the same day rival company Apple announced it had joined global renewable initiative RE100 and was going 100% green across its worldwide business. Microsoft, on the other hand, h...

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