13 May '12, 3am

Microsoft Implements Cap & Trade to Cut CO2

Microsoft Implements Cap & Trade to Cut CO2

Bill Gates has started to notice that the climate is a potential problem.”We need energy miracles” he said at TED. “The microprocessor and internet are miracles. This is a case where we have to drive and get the miracle in a short timeline.” It’s always encouraging when someone with the power and reach to make real change gets it. Maybe his epiphany is why – with no filibuster obstructing progress -Microsoft has just announced that it will adopt an internal carbon price within each of the business units of the company beginning next year to help drive money in the direction of the miracles. More than $10 million in clean energy investment could be the result, according to Robert Bernard, the company’s chief environmental strategist, quoted at Point Carbon .[PDF] Microsoft will charge its business units that overshoot a carbon emissions level, and use the proceeds to buy re...

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