Microsoft outlines opportunities to help fight climate change

Microsoft Chief Environmental Strategist Rob Bernard penned a piece over on the Microsoft Green Blog on Wednesday that talks about some of the opportunities the company sees in efforts to help tackle climate change.

Last week Microsoft joined the growing number of companies who have signed on to the Climate Declaration, a nonpartisan statement from the business community that says “tackling climate change is one of America’s greatest economic opportunities of the 21st Century.”

In addition, Microsoft has made a number of investments to help tackle climate change. One such initiative, Bernard notes, is the CityNext program, through which Microsoft and its partners help cities reduce their carbon footprint and address climate change by using Big Data to make buildings smarter and more efficient.

Also, we are working with utility companies around the world to help them use information technology and the power of modern data centers and cloud computing to develop and operate new renewable energy projects as well as optimize their current energy generating and transmission assets.

For more on this story, head on over to the Microsoft Green Blog.

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