“Microsoft, like many big tech companies out there, has very high energy needs, and that can be hard to concile with sustainability commitments. Like its competitors, the Redmond giant has been increasing its use of renewable energy in recent years. It makes sense to leverage free energy sources like the wind and the sun, but renewable energy projects are more complicated than it seems.
As Microsoft explained in a blog post today, there are some significant risks associated with renewable energy agreements, because prices for renewabale energies can vary based on weather-related risks. “The failure to simplify this complex process and mitigate the risk assumed by the buyer could endanger the corporate procurement market, causing it to slow or stall out completely,” the company explained today.”
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