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    Microsoft’s position on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce climate-related activities

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    A number of stakeholders have asked us for our position on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce climate-related activities. We’ve shared the following response with them and I wanted to share it publicly as well: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has never spoken...
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    Satya Nadella: Celebrating Sustainability Success with Microsoft

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    This week, Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers of top U.S. companies, published its 2014 report on how 150 of the U.S.’s top companies are clip_image002demonstrating success in their sustainability efforts. The report includes a letter from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, who outlines how Microsoft is meeting its commitment to become carbon neutral and using technology to discover new ways to better understand our planet.

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    How Can Datacenters Help Build a New Energy Economy? Just Ask San Antonio

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    clip_image002As Microsoft embraces a more thoughtful approach to powering the cloud, we’re looking at how we can reinvent the datacenter to be more efficient and use more sustainable energy sources. Very few cities have embraced the clean energy economy like San Antonio and its mayor, Julian Castro. In addition, The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has demonstrated its commitment to a more sustainable energy future by establishing The Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute (SERI) under the leadership of Dr. Les Shephard, formerly of Sandia National Lab. With one of our largest datacenters located in San Antonio, we saw an opportunity to work with the city’s renewable energy community on the role of datacenters in accelerating the growth of clean energy.

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    The ‘How’s, Why’s and Implications’ of Carbon Pricing

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    clip_image002[4]By now, it is likely common knowledge that driving accountability for carbon emissions is an important part of Microsoft’s commitment to carbon neutrality (or visit past blog posts for a refresher on our carbon fee program, including our Carbon Fee Playbook). Fortunately for our planet, carbon accountability is getting more attention both in the media and with companies and individuals who are able to help make a difference, and we are excited to play a part in increasing awareness around this issue. Recently, the Climate Disclosure Project (CDP) released a whitepaper featuring Rob Bernard and other thought leaders that focused on how corporations use carbon prices.

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    Creating & Driving Carbon Accountability: Microsoft Releases Carbon Fee Playbook

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    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

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