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American Wind Week: Creating a sustainable future with renewable energy – Microsoft Green Blog

We started our renewable energy journey in earnest with our first power purchase agreement in 2013 – Keechi wind farm, a 110 MW project in a quiet, rural county west of Dallas. Already wind energy was a growing force in Texas, with 12,000 MW online in 2013.

In the past five years, Texas has nearly doubled that generation, growing to 22,000MW of wind generation capacity, fueled in no small part by corporate demand from companies like Microsoft. We, too, have grown – from 110 MW in 2013, we now have a global portfolio of more than 1.2 gigawatts of renewable energy, and more than half of that is from wind.

This American Wind Week, we are celebrating the progress that’s been made across the nation in the past several years. This is a win-win-win story, as new wind projects generate clean power and new jobs and economic growth in communities from coast to coast, and every state in between, all while lowering the carbon footprint of the U.S. But there’s still much to be done. While some forecasts indicate that renewable energy could power 80% of the U.S. by 2050, as of today only 17% of the U.S.’s energy needs are currently met by renewables.

How do we close the gap between potential and production? This is a question we’ve been increasingly focused on as our portfolio has grown. Microsoft is a large energy consumer, a result of our growing cloud business and the increasingly digitized, connected world that relies on it. As a result, we’ve set corporate commitments to grow the percentage of renewable energy powering those operations. We’re well on our way to reaching our 60 percent target ahead of the 2020 goal.

This progress is important – but insufficient. Even as we and other large technology companies march towards 100 percent targets, our energy loads are still only less than one percent of total energy consumption in the world.

That means we need to do more than just buy renewable energy to get from potential to production. That is why our goal is larger than transforming our operations. We’re focused on how we can help transform energy markets and green the grids. That means where we buy matters. Our first deal was in Texas, a booming wind market. Since then, we’ve expanded both wind and solar purchases into less likely markets, like Ireland and Virginia. We have operations there, which gives us a seat at the table and a stake in the future greening of the market. It also means how we buy matters. We’ve created new deal structures that lower risk and/or lower costs for others to participate in the market. Finally, it means that we care deeply about energy transformation beyond procurement. We use our R&D, technology and operations to test new solutions, like integrated energy storage batteries in wind turbines, grid-integrated batteries and software and AI-enabled autonomous grids for utilities serving more renewable loads.

This regionalized strategy, focused on opening access to markets and enabling a transformation of grids, is where the future lies, for our business, sustainability and the economy. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, wind turbine technicians and solar panel installers are the nation’s two fastest growing jobs in 2017. There are over 105,000 Americans working in wind power, and as wind becomes a more ubiquitous source of power it is expected to grow past its current bench marker of supplying over 6% of the U.S.’s electricity. The clean air benefits and the industry jobs make wind power an $8 billion dollar industry, and it has nowhere to go but up from here. Since 2009, there has been a 65% reduction in the cost of wind power, giving businesses added financial incentive to invest in wind power and setting the industry up to continue to grow.

We’re excited about the future of wind in the U.S. and around the globe. Learn more about our five-year journey in Illinois, Kansas, Wyoming, Ireland and the Netherlands, and stay tuned for updates on where the wind is blowing us next here at the Green Blog.

American Wind Week: Creating a sustainable future with renewable energy – Microsoft Green Blog

We started our renewable energy journey in earnest with our first power purchase agreement in 2013 – Keechi wind farm, a 110 MW project in a quiet, rural county west of Dallas. Already wind energy was a growing force in Texas, with 12,000 MW online in 2013.

In the past five years, Texas has nearly doubled that generation, growing to 22,000MW of wind generation capacity, fueled in no small part by corporate demand from companies like Microsoft. We, too, have grown – from 110 MW in 2013, we now have a global portfolio of more than 1.2 gigawatts of renewable energy, and more than half of that is from wind.

This American Wind Week, we are celebrating the progress that’s been made across the nation in the past several years. This is a win-win-win story, as new wind projects generate clean power and new jobs and economic growth in communities from coast to coast, and every state in between, all while lowering the carbon footprint of the U.S. But there’s still much to be done. While some forecasts indicate that renewable energy could power 80% of the U.S. by 2050, as of today only 17% of the U.S.’s energy needs are currently met by renewables.

How do we close the gap between potential and production? This is a question we’ve been increasingly focused on as our portfolio has grown. Microsoft is a large energy consumer, a result of our growing cloud business and the increasingly digitized, connected world that relies on it. As a result, we’ve set corporate commitments to grow the percentage of renewable energy powering those operations. We’re well on our way to reaching our 60 percent target ahead of the 2020 goal.

This progress is important – but insufficient. Even as we and other large technology companies march towards 100 percent targets, our energy loads are still only less than one percent of total energy consumption in the world.

That means we need to do more than just buy renewable energy to get from potential to production. That is why our goal is larger than transforming our operations. We’re focused on how we can help transform energy markets and green the grids. That means where we buy matters. Our first deal was in Texas, a booming wind market. Since then, we’ve expanded both wind and solar purchases into less likely markets, like Ireland and Virginia. We have operations there, which gives us a seat at the table and a stake in the future greening of the market. It also means how we buy matters. We’ve created new deal structures that lower risk and/or lower costs for others to participate in the market. Finally, it means that we care deeply about energy transformation beyond procurement. We use our R&D, technology and operations to test new solutions, like integrated energy storage batteries in wind turbines, grid-integrated batteries and software and AI-enabled autonomous grids for utilities serving more renewable loads.

This regionalized strategy, focused on opening access to markets and enabling a transformation of grids, is where the future lies, for our business, sustainability and the economy. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, wind turbine technicians and solar panel installers are the nation’s two fastest growing jobs in 2017. There are over 105,000 Americans working in wind power, and as wind becomes a more ubiquitous source of power it is expected to grow past its current bench marker of supplying over 6% of the U.S.’s electricity. The clean air benefits and the industry jobs make wind power an $8 billion dollar industry, and it has nowhere to go but up from here. Since 2009, there has been a 65% reduction in the cost of wind power, giving businesses added financial incentive to invest in wind power and setting the industry up to continue to grow.

We’re excited about the future of wind in the U.S. and around the globe. Learn more about our five-year journey in Illinois, Kansas, Wyoming, Ireland and the Netherlands, and stay tuned for updates on where the wind is blowing us next here at the Green Blog.

For Sale – Z77 Sabretooth + 16GB DDR3 Memory

Hey Guys,

The clear out continues. I acquired these in a purchase about 3 months ago. Originally I had the dream of moving back to ATX and making a nice looking rig, but I am losing my man cave. Collection from NW London and or WC1X an option. Also willing to meet in Zone 1 somewhere or on my way back on the Met Line.

First up we have the highly coveted Asus Z77 Sabretooth board. This come boxed (little tatty), includes i/o shield and all sorted of accessories including PCI-E Socket blankers additional unused fans etc. The board is a little dusty but nothing that a can of compressed air wont fix.

Since purchase the board has been in a rig at work that I would just mess about with running various Linux distro’s. No issues what so ever. Just stripped down the machine and placed the CPU protector back in.

Now for price, these sell for silly money on ebay. I dont want the hassle of ebay and I would rather a member of the community grabs a good deal. This board is dying to go into a nice rig where it can be shown off!

Price: 110 GBP (Excluding Delivery)

Next up we have:

Corsair 16GB DDR3 (4 x 4GB set) Vengeance LP Black Kit 1600Mhz 9-9-9-24 Timings

Price: 70 GBP (Excluding Delivery)

Price and currency: 110, 70
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: BT, PP(Buyer Pays Fees
Location: WEMBLEY
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – i5-8400 CPU (OEM) 2 Years Warranty

Purchased a week or so ago but decided to go for a i7 will come with original purchase receipt for the 2 year warranty (cex). Excellent CPU ran really cool with my cheap AIO water cooler.

£125

Price and currency: 125
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank Transfer
Location: Stoke-on-Trent
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Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – EVGA GTX 1080 sc

Used in full working condition, boxed with accessories. Original purchase date May 2017 (original proof of purchase), I have recently purchased it but decided to stick with my current mid range card as this is overkill for 1080p and it turns out my 4th gen i5 is holding it back somewhat.

Balance of EVGA warranty stays with the card so buyer is covered.

Card is not currently in use so ready for collection ideally but will post if need be.

Price and currency: 400
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Paypal gift or BT
Location: stoke on trent
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Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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2011 Macbook Pro 13″ inc. brand new battery (unboxed)

Selling my MacBook Pro due to the purchase of a new one.

The specification is in the pictures. HD is 320gb.

The MacBook will be delivered via UPS on a next day service. It is unboxed but comes with a Pipetto leather case, HDMI adapter and a brand new battery only received last week for about £40. My intention was to buy the battery, fit it and keep it but I couldn’t resist a new 2017 Touch Bar from these very forums!

Laptop runs great. Battery only bought due to the high battery cycle…

2011 Macbook Pro 13″ inc. brand new battery (unboxed)

2011 Macbook Pro 13″ inc. brand new battery (unboxed)

Selling my MacBook Pro due to the purchase of a new one.

The specification is in the pictures. HD is 320gb.

The MacBook will be delivered via UPS on a next day service. It is unboxed but comes with a Pipetto leather case, HDMI adapter and a brand new battery only received last week for about £40. My intention was to buy the battery, fit it and keep it but I couldn’t resist a new 2017 Touch Bar from these very forums!

Laptop runs great. Battery only bought due to the high battery cycle…

2011 Macbook Pro 13″ inc. brand new battery (unboxed)

Zotac 1070 Mini

Zotac GTX 1070 Mini

I am second owner, original purchase date Aug 2017.

Boxed as new.

Price includes RMSD.

Cheers!

Price and currency: 370
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BACS
Location: Solihull
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Zotac 1070 Mini

For Sale – Mac Mini (2014) i5, 16Gb, 256Gb SSD, Applecare

Has been sat under my TV running as a Media Centre since purchase. I have now changed the system I use and it’s no longer required. It’s in mint condition and I’m sure I’ve got the box (I just need to find it!) and all accessories.

I have a genuine Apple Trackpad and a handheld BT Keyboard/Mouse that can be negotiated in to the deal…

Full Spec is:

Mac Mini (Late 2014)
2.8GHz Core i5 CPU
16Gb RAM (8Gb Factory, 8Gb aftermarket)
256Gb SSD (Factory model, not an aftermarket upgrade)
macOS High Sierra
Applecare until 3/12/2018

Price and currency: 500
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: PPG
Location: Bromsgrove
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Mac Mini (2014) i5, 16Gb, 256Gb SSD, Applecare

Has been sat under my TV running as a Media Centre since purchase. I have now changed the system I use and it’s no longer required. It’s in mint condition and I’m sure I’ve got the box (I just need to find it!) and all accessories.

I have a genuine Apple Trackpad and a handheld BT Keyboard/Mouse that can be negotiated in to the deal…

Full Spec is:

Mac Mini (Late 2014)
2.8GHz Core i5 CPU
16Gb RAM (8Gb Factory, 8Gb aftermarket)
256Gb SSD (Factory model, not an aftermarket upgrade)
macOS High Sierra
Applecare until 3/12/2018

Price and currency: 500
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: PPG
Location: Bromsgrove
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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