The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced its annual Green Power Leadership Awards for achievements in advancing the nation’s renewable energy market and reducing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. EPA has recognized Microsoft as a Green Power Partner of the Year in its 2015 Green Power Leadership Awards.
Microsoft remains dedicated to driving ever-greater energy efficiency across our business, while also increasing our purchases of green power and making long-term purchase agreements to power our facilities with local renewable energy. We have been 100 percent powered by renewable energy since 2014, and we are pleased to accept this award for the third time. This year we purchased more than 3.2 billion kilowatt hours of renewable energy and made further investments in renewable energy projects. We also support initiatives such as the Buyers’ Principles that facilitate cross-industry collaboration with energy utilities and suppliers to improve access and affordability of renewable energy.