Microsoft is changing the way it buys renewable energy

Microsoft is changing the way it buys renewable energy


Solar panels that were installed on four buildings on the Microsoft Corp. campus in Mountain View, California, Wednesday, April 25, 2007.  | Photo by Tony Avelar/Bloomberg via Getty Images

With a new strategy for how it purchases renewable energy, Microsoft hopes to push electricity grids to get clean. The tech giant is now focused on making a local impact in the places where it operates.

Since 2012, the company has purchased enough renewable energy to match how much juice it uses to power its operations globally. But Microsoft isn’t actually running on renewables 100 percent of the time. All of thoseclean energy purchases don’t necessarily connectto the same electricity grids that the company is plugged into.

That could change if Microsoft is successful in its new goal. By 2030, it wants to make sure that…

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