Microsoft ramps up plans to seize carbon from burning wooden

A person stands in front of a wall of greenery. Above him, a screen says “the world’s carbon problem.”
Brad Smith, president of Microsoft, speaks throughout a local weather initiative occasion on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Washington, on Thursday, January 16th, 2020.  | Photograph: Getty Pictures

Microsoft is doubling down on a controversial plan to seize carbon dioxide emissions from wood-burning energy vegetation. It introduced a contract with vitality firm Stockholm Exergi to seize 3.33 million metric tons of carbon emissions from a biomass energy plant within the Swedish capital in what’s doubtlessly the most important deal of its form so far — equal to taking greater than 790,000 gas-powered vehicles off the street for a 12 months.

It’s supposed to assist Microsoft meet its aim of capturing extra planet-heating carbon dioxide than it produces as an organization by 2030 after which eradicating as a lot CO2 from the ambiance because it has ever emitted since its founding by 2050.

However the jury continues to be out on whether or not wood-burning energy vegetation truly assist battle…

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