Green energy: Microsoft harnesses the wind

Green energy: Microsoft harnesses the wind

Last year, Microsoft announced it would make a commitment to become carbon neutral. The cornerstone of that commitment was an internal carbon fee  – designed to increase the company’s costs for using carbon-based forms of energy, hopefully resulting in purchasing more renewable energy and becoming more energy efficient.

Today, Microsoft announce purchasing renewable energy directly after signing a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for wind energy in Texas that will be funded in part by proceeds from Microsoft’s carbon fee – so that commitment worked out nicely.

Take a look at Microsoft’s environmental ethos here: