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Today almost 16 percent of global energy consumption comes from renewable sources, but the intermittency of renewable energy sources could be a hurdle to continued growth. The good news is there’s been wide ranging innovation to harness natural resources for power and store the energy they produce. Read on to learn more about new geothermal technology and three new technologies that could offer long-term solutions for energy storage.
Today Microsoft Research released a video interview with United Kingdom-based researcher Lucas Joppa that discusses the work and progress Microsoft Research Cambridge has made in recent years around computational ecology.
Late last week the Climate Disclosure Project (CDP) released a report outlining 29 companies, across various industries that have voluntarily incorporated an internal carbon price as a strategic planning tool. This report detailed organizations from oil companies to tech giants, entertainment companies and more that are holding themselves accountable for the carbon pollution released into the environment as a result of daily operations. Today, we are taking our experiences and learnings to the masses and are pleased to release
This evening, Microsoft will receive an award from Washington State University’s “Washington Industrial Energy Leaders” for our work around energy-smart buildings. The awards honor companies in Washington State that are making exceptional progress towards improved energy efficiency.
The initial design for a building or an event is the first step in any plan. It enables you to set the groundwork for what’s to come. That’s why design and sustainability are a natural fit when working to shape the future and be more environmentally friendly. Both building design and innovative technology design are prime examples and that’s exactly why two stories caught our attention this week. Read on to learn more about an innovative design that could double the power of solar cells and how a California startup is bringing sustainable design software to startups.