Microsoft releases cloud-based emissions calculator

Microsoft is striving to help its clientele to cut back on carbon emissions.

To this end, the company is launching the Microsoft Sustainability Calculator, which allows its customers to get a reading of the total carbon emissions that are coming from their cloud usage.

The calculator is currently available in a private preview.

Due to how challenging it is to make the adjustments needed in relation to meeting carbon reduction goals, Microsoft is hoping to make the task easier by presenting a solution that incorporates artificial intelligence and offers advanced analytics.

By using it, you will be able to:

  • Get access to simplified carbon reporting
  • Unlock the ability to forecast emissions
  • Gain insights on how to reduce emissions

By doing so, it will become easier to see how moving applications and services to the cloud would serve as an important milestone in helping to reduce emissions.

Microsoft has announced its plans to be carbon negative by 2030, and the company will be a voice for lowering emissions while investing in scientifically based reduction and removal technology.

In addition, a new coalition has been formed, which is collectively referred to as Transform to Net Zero.

The following big names are part of it:

  • Nike
  • Danone
  • Maersk
  • Unilever
  • AP Moeller
  • Mercedes-Benz AG
  • Starbucks
  • Wipro
  • Natura & Co
  • Environmental Defense Fund

Together, these industry leaders will be working towards a net zero carbon economy.

Apart from Microsoft, a number of other companies have been making similar moves recently.

Apple is also aiming to become carbon neutral by 2030.

The company said that in 10 years, every device sold will have “zero climate impact”.

Amazon launched a $2bn fund last month that focuses on developing technologies to reduce greenhouse gases.

Salesforce is working on a carbon-neutral cloud for its customers.