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News list for microsoft s green plan our data centers will run on 60 renewable energy by 2020

News list for microsoft s green plan our data centers will run on 60 renewable energy by 2020

Microsoft sets new environmental targets and doubles its internal carbon tax. Microsoft tapping wind power to ease data center burden on IrelandMicrosoft buys wind energy from GE and a license to supply energy to Ireland's grid.Microsoft says at the end of 2018 half the power used by its data centers came from renewable energy and it should hit 60 percent by the end of 2019. With the 60 percent milestone in sight, the company is now targeting over 70 percent renewable energy for its data centers...
/Google’s upcoming Stadia cloud gaming service, and its competitors, are ready to change the way gamers play, but in doing so they may kick off a new wave of data center growth – with unfortunate consequences for the environment. The post Google’s Stadia is the future of gaming, and that’s bad news for our planet appeared first on Digital Trends. Daven Mathies/Digital TrendsYou’d have trouble finding Google’s data center in The Dalles, Oregon if someone didn’t point it out to you. The complex is...
/Deliveries are going green, but what about that cloud computing data center? Amazon wants half of its deliveries to customers to be carbon-neutral in just over 10 years. The retail-to-cloud-computing giant said that advances in technology mean it can now see a way to cut the carbon emissions related to delivering products to consumers."With improvements in electric vehicles, aviation bio fuels, reusable packaging, and renewable energy, for the first time we can now see a path to net zero carbon ...
/Microsoft wants to accelerate its sustainability goal of becoming a zero-carbon company. To reach those goals, Microsoft is doubling its self-imposed carbon tax to incentivize business divisions in making sustainable choices. The post Microsoft accelerates carbon reduction plans in new sustainability push appeared first on Digital Trends. Dan Baker/Digital TrendsIn time for Earth Day, Microsoft is looking to accelerate its sustainability initiative by further — and more quickly — reducing its c...
/Legal immunity would squash raft of climate lawsuits launched by cities and counties across the US seeking compensation for damages Microsoft has joined a conservative-led group that demands fossil fuel companies be granted legal immunity from attempts to claw back damages from the climate change they helped cause.The stated goals of the Climate Leadership Council (CLC) include a $40-a-ton fee on carbon dioxide emissions in return for the gutting of current climate change regulations and “protec...Apple says that the goal of bringing four clean gigawatts of energy to its supply chain by 2020 is within reach. How Apple and MasterCard's rivals need to counter Apple CardA unified competitive response by the tech giants is required in order to counter the Apple Card from potentially monopolizing the future of the smart wallet and mobile payments industry.As one of the largest electronics suppliers in the world, the microscope has been on Apple -- alongside other vendors in the business -- to ...
/Ambitious export plan could generate billions and make Australia the centre of low-cost energy in a future zero-carbon worldThe desert outside Tennant Creek, deep in the Northern Territory, is not the most obvious place to build and transmit Singapore’s future electricity supply. Though few in the southern states are yet to take notice, a group of Australian developers are betting that will change.If they are right, it could have far-reaching consequences for Australia’s energy industry and what...
/T-Mobile, the self-styled "Un-carrier," will kick off Earth Day with a major investment in wind power, free trees for subscribers, and a contest. It's one of T-Mobile's biggest environmental pushes yet. The post T-Mobile to kick off Earth Day with a wind power investment and tree planting appeared first on Digital Trends. Why it matters to you T-Mobile's actions and investments are designed to reduce its carbon footprint and make the Earth greener.T-Mobile wants to celebrate Earth D...
/Action to curb greenhouse gases and move towards net zero carbon emissions by 2050Ireland is preparing to unveil an ambitious plan to tackle the climate emergency by weaning the state, businesses, farms and households off fossil fuels.The government is due to publish a long-awaited report on Monday afternoon outlining almost 200 measures to curb the country’s greenhouse gas emissions and set a path for net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Continue reading... Ireland is preparing to unveil an ambit...
/ Today, Google has unveiled its newest platform: Stadia - the plural form of the word "stadium". The platform is a cloud-based infrastructure where game developers would be able to write and design games to run directly on Google's hardware at data centers. This opens the possibility for cloud-based gaming which technically "streams" the game to a controller and display. The platform would allow you to play games on any display that has access to the platform. This includes TVs, Laptops, ...
/Microsoft's first African data centers are now open and serving up Azure. Office 365 and Dynamics 365 are scheduled to be added to the region by the end of 2019. Credit: Microsoft FeaturedMicrosoft has made good on its promise to start opening data centers in Africa with the opening of new cloud regions in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa. Microsoft announced on March 6 that Azure is now generally available to customers from these data centers. Microsoft originally announced plans to op...
/Effort to build offshore wind turbines to power up to 6m homes will create more than 10,000 jobs under Climate Jobs New York planAs global warming has worsened in recent years, environmentalists and union members have often protested against each other, whether over fracking, oil pipelines, coal production or the Green New Deal.But an innovative new labor-environmentalist effort in New York – to build offshore wind turbines to power up to 6m homes – is a sharp departure from all that feuding and...
/European Environment Agency report solar and and wind is reducing fossil fuel dependency but clean energy capacity still not growing fast enoughA surge in the use of wind and solar energy helped Europe to cut its fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by about 10% in 2015, an authoritative new report has found. Energy use from renewables rose to 16.7% of Europe’s total, up from 15% in 2013, and accounted for 77% of the continent’s new power capacity. Continue reading...A surge in t...
/Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global gets go ahead to divest $13bn of investmentsThe world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, which manages $1tn (£786bn) of Norway’s assets, has been given the go ahead for the largest fossil fuel divestment to date by dropping more than $13bn of investments.Norway’s parliament on Wednesday voted into law plans for the fund to dump investments in eight coal companies and an estimated 150 oil producers. Continue reading... The world’s largest sovereign wealth fun...
/Experts say even nations that got rich on fossil fuels are seeing the future is greenNorway’s $1tn oil fund, the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, is to plunge billions of dollars into wind and solar power projects. The decision follows Saudi Arabia’s oil fund selling off its last oil and gas assets.Other national funds built up from oil profits are also thought to be ramping up their investments in renewables. The moves show that countries that got rich on fossil fuels are diversifying the...

News list for microsoft s green plan our data centers will run on 60 renewable energy by 2020