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 percent renewable energy by 2018.

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

Rob Bernard, Microsoft’s chief environmental & cities strategist, made the announcement at the Verge16 conference last week.

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