Microsoft’s quest to go ‘carbon negative’ inspires $1B fund

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Bold new commitment will see the tech giant charge an internal carbon fee not just on emissions from its direct operations, but on those of its supply chain. Carbon Policy Carbon Removal Digitalization Innovation Technology

Carbon-negative snack company AKUA offers kelp jerky and pasta

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Seaweeds are becoming quite the catch for health- and eco-conscious brands and consumers

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Microsoft will be carbon negative by 2030

CleanTech Alliance

The world confronts an urgent carbon problem. The carbon in our atmosphere has created a blanket of gas that traps heat and is changing the world’s climate. Source: Brad Smith, Microsoft, Jan 16, 2020 he scientific consensus is clear. Already, the planet’s temperature has risen by 1 degree centigrade. If we don’t curb emissions, and […]. Industry News Public Policy

Microsoft’s Carbon-Negative Gambit

GreenTechMedia

The technology company promised to remove all of the carbon that it’s ever put in the atmosphere -- going back to when it was founded in an Albuquerque garage in 1975. That includes $1 billion in carbon removal technologies and methods. Resources: MIT Technology Review : Microsoft will invest $1 B in carbon reduction and removal tech. Microsoft is setting a new standard for corporate climate targets.

Interface CEO Jay Gould on optimism, talking to boards and truly carbon-negative products

GreenBiz

Plus, why he thinks carbon offsets are ‘cheating.’. Buildings Carbon Removal Carbon Removal Corporate Strategy

GreenBiz analyst Jim Giles on the carbon offset markets, carbon-negative oil and regenerative agriculture

GreenBiz

On the closing sidebar interview at VERGE 19, GreenBiz Group’s senior analyst Jim Giles discusses his excitement about the expected growth of the carbon offset markets. Carbon Pricing Regenerative Agriculture Sidebar VERGE VERGE VERGE 19

Microsoft’s quest to go ‘carbon negative’ inspires $1B fund

AGreenLiving

Bold new commitment will see the tech giant charge an internal carbon fee not just on emissions from its direct operations, but on those of its supply chain. Read more: Microsoft’s quest to go ‘carbon negative’ inspires $1B fund.

As Microsoft pledges to go 'carbon negative' by 2030, forest conservation is required

Eco-Business

To achieve its goal, the tech giant has teamed with a Silicon Valley startup, that seeks to accurately track forest carbon stocks in projects in the Brazilian and Peruvian Amazon and the US, using advanced remote-sensing technology, artificial intelligence and satellite imaging

Microsoft's quest to go 'carbon negative' inspires $1B fund

Business Green

Heather Clancy takes a microscope to Microsoft's landmark climate pledges

'A bold bet to solve a big problem': Microsoft promises to be 'carbon negative' by 2030

Business Green

BREAKING: Tech giant promises that by 2050 it will remove as much carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as it has emitted since its founding in 1975

5 seriously cool climate innovators in fashion

GreenBiz

From carbon-negative polyester to dissolvable thread, here's a handful of surprising startups making waves in the apparel industry. Circular Economy Fashion In the Loop Innovation

GreenBiz analyst Jim Giles on the carbon offset markets, carbon-negative oil and regenerative agriculture

AGreenLiving

On the closing sidebar interview at VERGE 19, GreenBiz Group’s senior analyst Jim Giles discusses his excitement about the expected growth of the carbon offset markets. More here: GreenBiz analyst Jim Giles on the carbon offset markets, carbon-negative oil and regenerative agriculture.

Interface CEO Jay Gould on optimism, talking to boards and truly carbon-negative products

AGreenLiving

Plus, why he thinks carbon offsets are ‘cheating.’. More here: Interface CEO Jay Gould on optimism, talking to boards and truly carbon-negative products. Business Green buildings carbon removal corporate strategy offsets-are thinks-carbon

Drax announces 'world first' target to be carbon negative by 2030

Business Green

Power firm plans to use bioenergy with carbon capture and storage to remove more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than it generates

Anatomy of a 'moonshot': Microsoft's Lucas Joppa on CO2 removal, supply chains and building a carbon negative future

Business Green

The wildlife-borne pandemic was testament to the need to protect the delicate balance between humans and planet, Microsoft said, and it was time to bolster its headline-grabbing carbon reduction programme with other climate priorities.

Ricoh Eco Action Day 2020 Panel: The race to net zero

Eco-Business

Net-zero and carbon-negative are two buzzwords in corporate sustainability this year, with various industry giants announcing such ambitious decarbonisation targets

World can avoid catastrophic global warming with climate solutions in hand today—study

Eco-Business

With the tools available today, the world can go carbon-negative by mid-century while nourishing human populations and restoring healthy ecosystems, a new groundbreaking analysis of climate solutions has found.

Commentary: When Will Companies Finally Step Up to Fight Climate Change?

CleanTech Alliance

That’s what Microsoft promised it would aim for when it pledged this week to go carbon negative by 2030. It added that it would attempt by 2050 to “remove from the environment all the carbon the company has emitted either directly or by electrical consumption […]. Source: Kara Swisher, New York Times, Jan 23, 2020 Is a “decarbonized” future possible?

Corporate laggards face sustainability’s new leaders at Davos

Impact Alpha

21 – Microsoft is going beyond net-zero to “carbon negative.” Shell’s CEO is admitting the oil giant knew the risks of climate change all along and must retool for a low-carbon future. ImpactAlpha, Jan.

Your Zero-Carbon Gift Guide For Green Holidays 2018

Forbes Green Tech

To make the cut, these gifts must be carbon negative—they mustremove more carbon pollution than they contribute to the atmosphere You won't find any compromises in this gift guide.

The Brief: Reckoning at Davos, SDG Blue (like an orange), catalysts for financial inclusion, ResponsAbility’s climate debt, Citi’s impact fund

Impact Alpha

Microsoft is going beyond net-zero to “carbon negative.” Shell’s CEO is admitting the oil giant knew the risks of climate change all along and must retool for a low-carbon future. Greetings, Agents of Impact!

Demystifying the ‘Absolute Zero’ concept

GreenBiz

The nuances of all the various adjectives and descriptors that are used to describe climate action — from "science-based" to "net zero" to "carbon negative" — are enough to make heads spin, especially for those who spend their professional lives worrying about how to communicate these concepts.

5 seriously cool climate innovators in fashion

AGreenLiving

From carbon-negative polyester to dissolvable thread, here’s a handful of surprising startups making waves in the apparel industry. View original here: 5 seriously cool climate innovators in fashion. Business Green and-plastics apparel economic-meltdown global making-waves- the-global

Specialist firm develops eco-solution for Japanese knotweed waste

Envirotec Magazine

Excavation is growing in popularity as an alternative to the environmental hazards associated with traditional herbicide treatments, but the vast majority of plant waste currently ends up in landfill sites where it rots, producing damaging landfill gases such as carbon dioxide and methane.

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Google backs off on custom AI for oil and gas extraction

Business Green

A new Greenpeace report notes that Microsoft, Amazon and Google are undermining their public carbon commitments through by providing services that allow oil and gas firms extract fossil fuels from the earth.

'Finishing the job': Drax confirms 2021 end for coal power operations

Business Green

Half a century of coal-fired power generation will come to an end next year at the UK's largest power station, years ahead of the UK government's national deadline to stop using the high-carbon fuel.

A Goal for 2020: Achieving Carbon Neutrality

Sustainability Consulting

Early this year, Microsoft rocked the sustainability world by announcing it was going not only carbon neutral but carbon negative by 2030. What is carbon negative and how will Microsoft achieve this goal? Microsoft says it wants to achieve net zero carbon emissions.

Oil and Gas Sector Told to Step Up Climate Game or Lose Investment

GreenTechMedia

We have to act much, much faster and go further in reducing the carbon footprint. New strategies will have to be created to align the company goals with the most basic climate-related requirements, such as setting targets to reduce carbon emissions.

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AstraZeneca promises to get to net zero 10 years ahead of schedule

Business Green

$1bn 'Ambition Zero Carbon' aims for zero carbon emissions across global operations by 2025, and ensure entire value chain is carbon negative by 2030.

Drax teams up with Econic Technologies to drive forward carbon capture plans

Business Green

Energy giant to work with Econic to pioneer new uses for trapped carbon. Will Gardner, CEO of Drax Group, said the partnerships will help the company fulfil its ambition to be carbon negative by 2030. "By

New report says the building and construction sector can reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050

Envirotec Magazine

Non-profit organisation’s report describes actions that would gear the buildings and construction sector towards a net zero future, through elimination of embodied carbon emissions. As we move forward, greater transparency on carbon emissions is needed throughout the whole value chain.

Bank of America becomes carbon neutral one year ahead of schedule

Business Green

Bank of America has become the latest corporate to hit carbon neutrality, with the firm announcing yesterday it has met the target a year ahead of schedule. The US investment giant has switched to 100 per cent renewable electricity, cut emissions and bought offsets.

Half the world's economy now eyeing net zero transition, analysis shows

Business Green

It encompasses places where net zero goals are under active political discussion, where leaders have made a political declaration, where legislation is under development, and where targets have been adopted - as well as two countries that are already carbon negative: Bhutan and Suriname.

Demystifying the 'Absolute Zero' concept

Business Green

The nuances of all the various adjectives and descriptors that are used to describe climate action - from "science-based" to "net zero" to "carbon negative" - are enough to make heads spin, especially for those who spend their professional lives worrying about how to communicate these concepts.

Legal giant CMS sets out its case for net zero emissions by 2025

Business Green

CMS said it would then look to offset any remaining emissions it has not managed to eradicate by 2025 in order to achieve net zero emissions, adding that it was "also exploring options to go 'net negative' and address its historical carbon debt".

Sweden and Austria close their last coal plants

AGreenLiving

based think-tank Carbon Tracker show that 40% of EU coal plants ran at a loss in 2017. Stockholm Exergi CEO Anders Egelrud told PV Magazine he hopes the utility will eventually go carbon-negative. “Since Stockholm was almost totally fossil-dependent 30-40 years ago, we have made enormous changes and now we are taking the step away from carbon dependence and continuing the journey towards an energy system entirely based on renewable and recycled energy.”

'Tipping point'? CNG Fuels eyes surging HGV demand for renewable biomethane

Business Green

CNG Fuels' biomethane compressed natural gas - Bio-CNG - is currently 100 per cent sourced from waste feedstocks such as food waste and it claims the fuel is both cheaper and less-carbon intensive than traditional diesel.

High Court rejects legal challenge against major Drax gas power project

Business Green

The Planning Inspectorate had opposed the project, warning it could lock-in high carbon infrastructure at the expense of the UK's climate goals, marking the first time it had opposed a major project on such grounds.

Not just biofuels: Algae's next wave

Business Green

They have high yields and short cultivation times, plus the potential to sequester carbon dioxide in the process. Biobased materials, particularly in the thorny realm of bioplastics , are a polarising subject.

Ricoh launches 14th annual Eco Action Day, pledging to tackle key sustainability issues in the areas of energy use, climate action, and responsible consumption

Eco-Business

Based on the MEWR's recommendations, individuals are encouraged to take simple actions such as reducing shower times and increasing air-conditioner temperatures, to help lessen energy usage and carbon emissions. This reduces the reliance on agricultural imports and minimises carbon emissions.

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