Microsoft
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The Official Blog of Microsoft's
Environmental Sustainability Team

August, 2013

  • Microsoft Green Blog

    This Week in Sustainability: How Technology is Transforming Water Conservation

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    clip_image002As tech entrepreneurs like PROSOL Invest Deutschland (profiled in this post from a few weeks ago) turn to information technology and Big Data to make renewable energy more efficient, IT is remaking water conservation too. A joint research team from universities and business are working together to develop a tool that will use data analysis and sensors to make irrigation and drainage less water intensive. And on the policy front, organizations like the Environmental Defense Fund are advocating for a common approach to water and energy policy. Read on to learn more about how technology is remaking agriculture and how advancements in energy technology can save water too.

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    This Week in Sustainability: Solar Powered Smartphones and Record Setting Year for U.S. in Renewable Energy Production

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    clip_image002Is everything we know about renewable energy about to change? SmartPlanet and other outlets are reporting on an innovative renewable energy project led by UCLA researchers that could potentially allow your cell phone to be powered solely through solar energy. Consuming electricity is a daily occurrence in our homes, offices and cars, and we’re just starting to scratch the surface in terms of finding the most efficient ways to produce it. Also this week, a new report shows that 2012 marked an all-time high for renewable energy production in the U.S. Read on to learn more about the ways in which renewable energy can have a positive impact on sustainable practices.

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