Microsoft's Committment to Carbon Neutrality and Mitigation
Not only is Microsoft a major investor in the large language model technology behind ChatGPT, it is also leading in voluntary carbon mitigation. I asked the chatbot about this...
Adriel Hampton: What commitments has Microsoft Corp. made to offset its carbon emissions?
ChatGPT: Microsoft Corp. has made several commitments to offset its carbon emissions, including:
Carbon neutrality: In 2012, Microsoft committed to achieving carbon neutrality for its operations by the end of the fiscal year 2013. Since then, the company has continued to maintain its carbon neutrality by investing in renewable energy projects, purchasing carbon offsets, and improving the energy efficiency of its operations.
Carbon negative: In January 2020, Microsoft announced its commitment to becoming carbon negative by 2030. This means that the company will remove more carbon from the atmosphere than it emits, and will continue to remove carbon until it has offset all of its emissions since its founding in 1975.
Renewable energy: Microsoft has also committed to powering its operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025. The company is investing in renewable energy projects around the world, including wind and solar power, and is also purchasing renewable energy credits to offset its remaining energy use.
Carbon offsets: Microsoft is also investing in carbon offset projects around the world, including reforestation and afforestation projects, renewable energy projects, and energy efficiency improvements.
Overall, Microsoft's commitments to carbon neutrality, carbon negativity, and renewable energy are part of the company's broader efforts to combat climate change and promote sustainable development.