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Microsoft wants to top 60 percent wind, solar, hydropower soon

Microsoft aims to reach 60 percent sustainable energy usage by early 2020s, will go from there
By: Sean Ridgeley | Energy News | Posted: May 19, 2016 8:27 pm

Microsoft's goal is to top 60 percent wind, solar, and hydropower energy usage in its datacenters early in the next decade, company president and chief legal officer Brad Smith reveals.

 

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The company currently sits at 44 percent; it will attempt to achieve 50 percent by the end of 2018, 60 percent in the early 2020s, and go from there.

 

The news is especially significant because by 2025 datacenters are expected to be some of the biggest users of electrical power worldwide.

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