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Microsoft to Cut Carbon Emissions

14 November 2017

Despite plans to expand its business, consequently upping its electricity requirements, Microsoft pledged on Tuesday to cut carbon emissions created by its operations by 75 percent by 2030.

Hoping to help fight climate change, which is due in large part to greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide, Microsoft plans to lower its emissions by dramatically increasing its use of renewable energy.

Microsoft has already successfully reduced its emissions from 900,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2013 to roughly 230,000 tons this year.

The 75 percent goal is from 2013 levels.

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