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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...
/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...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 ...
/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...
/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...
/ 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, ...
/Falling solar and wind prices have led to new power deals across the world despite investment in renewables fallingRenewable energy capacity around the world was boosted by a record amount in 2016 and delivered at a markedly lower cost, according to new global data – although the total financial investment in renewables actually fell.The greater “bang-for-buck” resulted from plummeting prices for solar and wind power and led to new power deals in countries including Denmark, Egypt, India, Mexico...
/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...
/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...
/Apple is pledging to end its reliance on mining minerals altogether and make iPhones, iPads, Macs and other devices entirely out of recycled materials, just not yet.Apple Park in Cupertino is on track to be the largest LEED Platinum-certified office building in North America. Apple Apple is pledging to end its reliance on mining minerals altogether and make iPhones, iPad, Macs and other devices entirely out o...
/Apple takes the environment pretty seriously, and as part of its Earth Day initiatives, it's challenging you to go outside for 30 minutes. And if you do so with the Apple Watch, you'll unlock a series of new iMessage stickers. The post Apple is issuing its Watch owners an Earth Day fitness challenge appeared first on Digital Trends. Why it matters to you Beyond the fact that stickers are cool, our planet is even cooler. Apple wants to raise awareness about the environment, and you c...
/Online crafts marketplace Etsy has announced it's now taking steps to offset 100 percent of its carbon emissions generated by shipping, making it the first global ecommerce company to take such action. The post Etsy follows Amazon with its own effort for a greener business appeared first on Digital Trends. The convenient click-to-buy culture that delivers everything to our doorstep looks set to stay, but with 55,000 metric tons of shipping-related CO2 emitted into the atmosphere each and every ...
/Amazon has announced an ambitious plan to halve its shipment carbon footprint by 2030. The company says improvements in electric vehicles, aviation bio fuels, reusable packaging, and renewable energy make the goal reachable. The post Can Amazon deliver? Firm announces plan to slash shipment carbon footprint appeared first on Digital Trends. With Amazon delivering packages to millions of customers around the world every day, the company knows it needs to do more to cut its carbon footprint if it...
/Google and DeepMind have developed an A.I. able to predict wind power output 36 hours ahead of the power being generated. The results could help strengthen the case for the use of wind power. The post Google has found a way to use A.I. to boost the usefulness of wind energy appeared first on Digital Trends. Google may have dropped the motto “don’t be evil” from its corporate code of conduct, but it seems that the search giant still wants to use its superpowers for good. With that mission in min...

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