Microsoft has pledged to go go carbon neutral by 2030, and significantly carbon negative by 2050 to have offset all emissions the company has ever made

Microsoft is one of the largest companies in the world, in the late 90s dominated the computing world and it is still the case that the majority of desktop and laptop computers run on Windows. 

Now although being a computer company it is not the most polluting company in the world given that it has a lot of money it is wonderful to see it undoing any environmental damage it has done over its lifetime.

The 2030 target is intended to be met through a series of different methods. First they aim to half the carbon emissions of a company by 2030, and then to offset the rest using reforestation, soil carbon sequestration and carbon dioxide capture from the air both for permanent storage and as a power source.

This plan also includes a billion dollars invested into a climate innovation fund who will be tasked with coming up with ideas for carbon removal and sequestration.

While Microsoft is not exactly been quick to this realisation and may well have been scared by the moves many other companies have had to deal with from their employees it is good to see them taking this action now.

SUV sale to blame for co2 emissions, not falling diesel sales

Over the last couple of decades, the UK had gradually reduced the amount of co2 emissions. Unfortunately, over the last couple of years the number of people driving large suv cars, which use far more fossil fuel has increased dramatically. 

This recent increase in fossil fuel suv use, has increased co2 emissions so much, as to eradicate the gains of the last 2 decades. If the UK is to meet its carbon reduction targets, the government must be paying more attention, and we must start increasing taxes on fossil fuel SUVs so that they are not a good option for most people, making the electric alternatives for economically viable.

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