08 May '12, 7am

A window into Microsoft's quest to become 'carbon neutral'

A window into Microsoft's quest to become 'carbon neutral'

Microsoft today announced a commitment to achieve “carbon neutrality” for its energy use companywide during its upcoming fiscal year, beginning July 1. It’s a bold and somewhat unusual plan, but consistent with the software giant’s other recent sustainability initiatives, which favor sophisticated, IT-fueled projects conducted in a transparent and accountable fashion. Whether or not it succeeds, the effort demonstrates the potential of pushing the responsibility for improving energy efficiency, reducing carbon emissions and increasing use of renewable energy down to every business unit and operation across more than 100 countries, while creating economic incentives for them to do so. Those incentives come in the form of a “carbon fee chargeback model” to be administered by the company’s CFO, which levies a fee for carbon emissions to the business groups responsible for inc...

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