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Microsoft: Becoming part of the larger push for a hydrogen economy

Microsoft: Becoming part of the larger push for a hydrogen economy

The beauty about hydrogen is it can be adapted to how we live our lives today, and not really change how we live our lives today, Microsoft’s Christian Belady shares with Molly Burgess as she sits down with him and colleague Mark Monroe to talk about the tech giant’s hydrogen ambitions.

Microsoft: a household name all over the world and a brand synonymous with computer software. Over the past four and a half decades, Microsoft has helped people and organisations use technology to transform how they work, live and play, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. Usage of the technology giant’s collaboration tool Microsoft Teams has skyrocketed during the health crisis as companies looked for ways to stay connected with their staff. And just like many other companies around the world during this time, Teams now plays a huge part in H2 View’s everyday life too. So when we got the opportunity to talk to Microsoft recently about its hydrogen ambitions, it was fitting to have such a discussion on the digital tool.

The past 18 months have been filled with uncertainty resulting from the pandemic. But whilst some airlines and retailers collapsed, oil prices plunged below zero and death counts soared, some companies managed to keep their heads above the water and even learn to swim. One of these companies is Microsoft, which has been ranked 15th by Forbes in its Global 2000 list1. Microsoft is currently thriving, and in more ways than just software and technology.

Founded by Bill Gates in 1975, at a time when most Americans used typewriters, Microsoft forged a path towards clean energies and greener future last year when it unveiled plans to be carbon negative by 2030. By 2050, Microsoft has committed to remove from the environment all the carbon the company has emitted, either directly or by electrical consumption, since it was founded – a momentous goal!

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