Microsoft retrieves underwater data centre powered by tidal and wave energy

This is the final stage of research to investigate if it is logistically, environmentally and economically practical to operate data centre units left on the seafloor for years

Microsoft uses hydrogen to power data centre servers for 48 consecutive hours

The trial, which saw a 250kW fuel cell system power a section of a data centre in Utah, is part of the company’s efforts to move towards becoming carbon negative by 2030

Microsoft and Baker Hughes join the Hydrogen Council

They are among 11 new companies joining the CEO-led coalition, which has reached 92 members in three years

Microsoft and Sol Systems ink 500MW solar PPA

The initiative will help Microsoft meet its goal of moving towards 100% renewable energy by 2025

Minecraft teaches renewable energy to housebound students

The gaming programmes will encourage students learning from home during coronavirus-related school closures to manage a sustainable city

Microsoft commits to become ‘carbon negative’ by 2030

The tech giant aims to reduce, rather than just offset the carbon it emits and by 2050, it wants to remove ‘all the carbon’ it has emitted since it was founded in 1975

Vattenfall and Microsoft pilot ‘world’s first’ hourly renewable power matching

The new 24/7 solution connects power generation such as wind and hydropower from Vattenfall with data from smart meters that measure real time consumption

Microsoft inks renewable PPA with French utility ENGIE

They have signed an agreement for 230MW of electricity in Texas, bringing Microsoft’s renewable energy portfolio to more than 1,900MW

Video games industry levels up in fight against climate change

Commitments have been made by a total of 21 companies in the gaming sector as part of the Playing for the Planet Alliance

Microsoft and Vattenfall team up for green data centres

They are working together to ensure the technology firm’s data centres are powered with 100% renewable energy

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