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Last week, Microsoft joined NRG Energy at The University of Texas at San Antonio’s (UTSA) Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute (TSERI) to announce new research showing that batteries can help ease the transition to a grid increasingly powered by renewables.

Learn more about the announcement and the three-year agreement between UTSA and Microsoft to research and develop sustainable technologies to make datacenters more energy efficient and economically viable, first announced in April 2014. It’s all part of Microsoft’s ongoing commitment towards greening our datacenters by purchasing more renewable energy and investing in new energy technologies to drive an efficient and carbon-neutral cloud.

Last week, Microsoft’s Lead Environmental Scientist Dr. Lucas Joppa was among 15 individuals appointed to the Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment. The committee will advise the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on ongoing climate research and assessment activities in order to improve the nation’s understanding and response to environmental change. Microsoft […]

Today I was honored to participate in the White House’s “Scaling Renewable Energy and Storage with Smart Markets” event. It was a pleasure to meet with public and private sector professionals to discuss critical energy topics, including the acceleration of commercial energy storage. Exploring next generation technologies for energy storage and management is a key […]