Microsoft commits to running data centers off 50% renewable energy by 2018

Microsoft announced it plans to power its data centers around the world using 50% renewable energy by 2018.

The company also plans to boost its use of renewable power for its data centers to 60% by the early 2020s.

Rob Bernard, Microsoft’s chief environmental & cities strategist, made the announcement at the VERGE16 conference last week.

Bernard’s comments during a conference keynote were a reiteration of a commitment earlier this year by the company to increase its use of clean energy.

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