On April 1, Microsoft—along with Amazon, Apple and Google— filed an amicus brief with the Washington D.C. Circuit Court in support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP).
The CPP would empower the EPA to limit power companies’ carbon emissions, reducing our nation’s carbon footprint and driving investment in clean, renewable energy. The U.S. Supreme Court is reviewing the law and oral arguments are expected June 2.
As a leading global technology company—and one of the largest and greenest consumers of energy in the country—Microsoft believes that transitioning to a renewable energy economy through enactment of the CPP is good for the environment and for our business.
Microsoft has been powered by 100% renewable energy across our global operations since 2014, and we are using the power of our technology to empower people and organizations around the world to achieve a more efficient and sustainable future. Whether it’s through long-term purchase agreements to power our facilities with local renewable energy or by developing new partnerships designed to bring more green power to the grid for our customers, increasing access to renewable energy is a top priority for Microsoft.
We all have a part to play in creating a more sustainable future. Microsoft is proud to submit this brief in support of the CPP in order to help secure a low-carbon future for our country and the planet.