Microsoft says it’s going to take its commitment to being carbon neutral one step further. In an announcement on Thursday, the tech giant says it will strive to be ‘carbon negative,’ meaning it will attempt to remove more CO2 from the atmosphere than it emits using a mixture of renewable energy and carbon-cleansing technology that pulls emitted fumes from the atmosphere. While carbon capture technology exists, Microsoft has acknowledged that it’s not quite efficient enough to sustainably remove CO2 from the environment. Microsoft and its founder, Bill Gates (pictured above) are looking to amp up their commitment of being carbon neutral by actually removing CO2 from the atmosphere (Stock image) To help improve that end, Microsoft said it will also invest another $1 billion throughout the next four years into advancing performance and lowering cost. ‘The world’s climate experts agree that the world must take urgent action to bring down emissions. Ultimately, we must reach “net zero” emissions, meaning that humanity must remove as much carbon as it emits each year,’ Microsoft wrote in an announcement. ‘This will take aggressive approaches, new technology that doesn’t exist today, and innovative public policy. It is an ambitious – even audacious – goal,… Read full this story
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