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Decarbonizing the Datacenter, as published in the Wall Street Journal

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Microsoft, which operates a global network of datacenters for its cloud services, has a long-term vision that by 2030, 100% of its electricity consumption, 100% of the time, will be generated from zero-carbon sources. This “100/100/0” commitment recognizes not only the critical obligations Microsoft has as a major consumer of electricity, but also the opportunities that come with it, says Brian Janous, general manager of energy and renewables at Microsoft.

Microsoft, which operates a global network of datacenters for its cloud services, has a long-term vision that by 2030, 100% of its electricity consumption, 100% of the time, will be generated from zero-carbon sources. This “100/100/0” commitment recognizes not only the critical obligations Microsoft has as a major consumer of electricity, but also the opportunities that come with it, says Brian Janous, general manager of energy and renewables at Microsoft.

In the U.S., Microsoft has partnered with clean energy analytics company REsurety to help develop tools capable of calculating emissions at each node along an electric grid. First piloted in Texas, these measurements of Locational Marginal Emissions (LMEs) help companies trying to decarbonize better understand the sources of the power they use on a granular level, then measure the impact of clean energy use and adjust power practices accordingly.

Read the full article in the Wall Street Journal.