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  • Blog Post: This Week in Sustainability: Energy Efficient Cloud Computing and a New Tool for Clean Energy Investment

    This week, Environmental Leader reported on how companies can compare the carbon emissions across their entire cloud ecosystem. This can help companies better manage cloud services by deciding when to use cloud services versus on-premise computing. Because cloud computing can serve more customers and...
  • Blog Post: Pragmatic Conservation: Protecting Two-Thirds of Plant Species With 17% of Earth’s Land

    Today Microsoft Research, in partnership with researchers from Duke University and North Carolina State University, announced findings that will help determine how to conserve the greatest number of plant species possible by protecting small landmasses. The results of the study affirmed the possibility...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Brings Smart Buildings to Seattle

    When you look across the modern urban landscape, you can see buildings of all shapes and sizes, from iconic architectural landmarks like Seattle’s Space Needle to the mix of old and new buildings that define modern skylines. Buildings define the character of a city in their individuality, but they...
  • Blog Post: Reducing Emissions in Data Centers

    It’s no secret that the growth in the data centers that power cloud computing have become increasingly responsible for growth in greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, some estimates put the size of the information and communications technology sector at 2 percent of global emissions. At Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Reducing Energy Use with Windows Azure

    What do you get when you move two of the Microsoft Developer Division’s largest developer and IT professional websites from on-premises infrastructure to the cloud? Well, in addition to a major learning exercise that’s invaluable for the migration of other applications, we’ve seen increased...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Microsoft’s Q3 Environmental Sustainability Action Award

    Each quarter, the company gives out an Environmental Sustainability Action Award, along with a donation to an environmental charity of the winner’s choice. The award recognizes an employee or team who has shown leadership and provides an inspiring example of how Microsoft and its employees can...
  • Blog Post: How Windows Azure is Helping Manage Solar Energy Generation in Japan

    Solar energy is taking off in Japan. In fact, last year nearly 3 GW of photovoltaics were installed across the country. The country’s tight power supply and demand situation—the vast majority of nuclear generation was taken offline following the Fukushima disaster—has made managing...
  • Blog Post: Developers (and Incentives) – The Missing Link in IT Resource Efficiency

    A couple of weeks ago I returned from an energizing two days at The Green Grid (TGG) Forum 2013 . TGG Forum is a yearly event for TGG members and non-members to network and learn about the latest projects that The Green Grid membership is working on. This year, I was honored and excited to present the...
  • Blog Post: Video: The Cloud Changes Everything

    At Microsoft, we understand how quickly information technology impacts society. This video with chief environmental strategist Rob Bernard addresses how the cloud is at the forefront of transforming society—and why that’s good news for the environment. As both the global population and...
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