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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Announces Largest Wind Project to Date

    Microsoft is committed to reducing our environmental footprint, and over the past two years we continue to meet our goal of becoming carbon neutral . Our approach to meeting that goal, however, continues to evolve. Today, we are announcing another move to make our operations more environmentally sustainable...
  • Blog Post: This Week in Sustainability: New Developments in Renewable Energy

    This week, Mother Nature Network penned a story looking at how a former German air raid bunker has been repurposed as a renewable energy facility. The building, which had sat unused for decades, was transformed by the International Building Exhibition Hamburg, a group dedicated to turning abandoned buildings...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Signing Long-Term Deal to Buy Wind Energy in Texas

    Last year we announced that Microsoft would make a commitment to become carbon neutral. The cornerstone of that commitment was an internal carbon fee that’s designed to increase the company’s costs for using carbon-based forms of energy. An intended result? Buying more renewable energy and...
  • Blog Post: This Week in Sustainability: How Big Data is Transforming Wind Power

    This week, MIT Technology Review profiled the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), an organization working to develop forecasts of wind power. Xcel Energy , the utility with the most wind power in the U.S., is relying on NCAR’s new forecasting methods. Accurate forecasting improves...
  • Blog Post: This Week in Sustainability: Renewable Energy and the MIT Media Lab

    This week, Scientific American reported on two professors, Mark Jacobson and Mark Delucchi, who first published an article together in 2009 that showed how the entire world could get all necessary energy from wind, water and solar sources by 2030. The two scientists recently updated their plans and ideas...
  • Blog Post: This Week in Sustainability— Floating Wind Turbines and Solar Power for Soldiers

    This week, TreeHugger reported on a group of MIT researchers who developed an offshore wind farm with a twist—floating wind turbines that not only capture wind energy but also store it. When the wind is blowing and there’s not enough demand for electricity on the grid to use the excess power...
  • Blog Post: This Week in Sustainability: Recyclable Solar Cells, Wave Energy and CO2 Power

    This week, TreeHugger reported on a company called Bombora Wave Power , an Australian company and a 2013 winner of GE’s Ecomagination Challenge , who is strategizing how to develop a “wave-based technology that is economically competitive with onshore wind power generation, which is currently...
  • Blog Post: This Week in Sustainability: Renewable Energy Storage and South Africa’s Carbon Tax

    One of the great clean energy challenges of the next decade will be how to store energy generated from intermittent sources like solar and wind. Forbes reported this week on Greensmith, a four-year old start-up based in Maryland that’s trying to solve this problem. Greensmith is developing a software...
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