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Microsoft Plans To Cut 75 Percent Of Carbon Emissions By 2030

By Brian Spaen

Massive tech companies are making a commitment to reduce their carbon footprint. Microsoft is joining that list by announcing on Tuesday that they will be cutting carbon emissions by 75 percent by 2030. The company has been working on reducing their emissions since 2009 and they will be focused on renewable energy.

By reducing their greenhouse gases over the next 13 years, Microsoft estimates that they’ll be eliminating 10 million metric tons of carbon emissions. This will be accomplished by leaning on sustainable sources while their cloud infrastructure grows worldwide. Working in the cloud has already reduced their energy usage by 20 percent.

Microsoft’s main campus at Redmond, Washington, will soon be run on 100 percent renewable energy. In July, the company and Puget Sound Energy agreed on a contract to buy these new sources directly to power their facilities in the area. Microsoft will be transitional fees associated with these new moves so it doesn’t reflect higher costs for the utility’s customers.