Greenpeace — MICROSOFT


The race to build a green internet is in full swing, with Microsoft announcing today that it is purchasing 175 MW of wind energy in Illinois to power its data center operations there.

Electricity generated by that wind farm will power Microsoft’s data center in Chicago, one of the facilities that runs services like Office 365, Xbox Live, Bing, and Azure, Microsoft’s cloud computing offering.

This is the second time Microsoft has turned to wind energy to power its data centers. It announced its first such “power purchase agreement” last year for 110 MW of wind energy to power its Texas data center.

Greenpeace is the largest independent direct-action environmental organization in the world.

We defend the natural world and promote peace by investigating, exposing and confronting environmental abuse, and championing environmentally responsible solutions.

Core values

We have no permanent allies or enemies. We don’t solicit or accept funding from governments, corporations or political parties, or donations which could compromise our independence, aims, objectives or integrity. Instead, we rely on the voluntary donations of individual supporters and grant-support from foundations.

We take personal responsibility for our actions, and we are committed to nonviolence. These principles are inspired by the Quaker concept of ‘bearing witness’, which is about taking action based on conscience – personal action based on personal responsibility.

PLANET EARTH groups and PLANET EARTH NEWSLETTER blog supports the efforts of Greenpeace by stopping global environmental abuse.

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