Microsoft and Vattenfall have collaborated yet again to commit to the spread of green energy, by building sustainable datacentres that employ use of 100 percent renewable energy sources.
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Microsoft's second purchase of wind energy in the Netherlands in recent years sees it partner up with sustainable energy company Eneco. The deal will run for 15 years, starting from 2022.
Apple has announced that it will succeed its goal of introducing 4 gigawatts of renewable energy into its supply chain by 2020 after it persuaded more suppliers to pledge to use green energy.
The company has expanded its energy portfolio via two new deals with EDP Renewables and Invenergy. This is another step towards the firm's goal of 60% carbon-neutral data center operations by 2020.
Microsoft has signed an agreement with energy provider Sunseap to purchase 100% of the output of the latter's solar power installation. This will be the largest project of its kind in Singapore.
Through subsidiary Nuon, Vattenfall will expand an existing windpark in the Wieringermeer Polder, close to Amsterdam. Microsoft will use 100% of the output to power its nearby datacenter.
Microsoft has signed a 15-year agreement with GE to purchase all of the wind energy from its new wind farm in Ireland. The deal will better enable clean power sources to be added to the Irish grid.
Google has announced that it will be 100% powered by renewable energy, aiming to reach this target during 2017. Google doesn't plan to stop there either, as it plans to use more green sources.
Bill Gates is expected to join US President Obama, French President Hollande and Indian Prime Minister Modi in announcing 'Initiative Cleantech' on the first day of the UN Climate Change Conference.