Microsoft’s main campus in Redmond, Washington on May 12, 2017. GLENN CHAPMAN / AFP via Getty Images Microsoft announced ambitious new plans to become carbon negative by 2030 and then go one step further and remove by 2050 all the carbon it has emitted since the company was founded in 1975, according to a company press release . The focus on taking the enormous step of clearing all the carbon it has contributed in the last 45 years sets the tech giant apart from other companies that have focused on reducing their current and future emissions, according to Reuters . Ikea pledged to go carbon negative as well, but it did not commit to removing all the carbon it is responsible for in its history, according to NPR . “If the last decade has taught us anything, it’s that technology built without these principles can do more harm than good,” said Chief Executive Satya Nadella at a media event at Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, Washington, as Reuters reported. Microsoft also said it will campaign for policies that force companies to pay for their carbon emissions and policies that will accelerate scaling clean energy infrastructure. The company is one of […]

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