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Microsoft Wrestles With Rising Emissions From AI Ahead of Its 2030 Net-Zero Goal

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Microsoft’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Melanie Nakagawa, is committed to making the company carbon neutral by 2030. However, she admits that the path to achieving this goal is challenging. Microsoft has been investing heavily in sustainability projects and has spent over $760 million in recent years. Despite lowering its carbon emissions, the company still has a long way to go to reach its net-zero targets. Nakagawa also highlighted the importance of reducing Scope 3 emissions, which make up a significant portion of Microsoft’s total emissions. She emphasized the need to work with suppliers to achieve carbon-free energy goals. Microsoft’s focus on sustainability includes offsetting emissions and exploring clean power options for its data centers.