March 16

SEforALL and UN-Energy Announce Microsoft Signing Two Energy Compacts

UN-Energy and Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) have worked with governments and companies to sign Energy Compacts, allowing for actionable and voluntary commitments to accelerate progress on energy access, renewable energy, and energy efficiency. Microsoft is the latest company to submit an Energy Compact, affirming its commitment to drive decarbonization of the electric grid to combat climate change.

Microsoft submitted its own individual Energy Compact reiterating the actions it will take to have 100 percent of its electricity consumption, 100 percent of the time, matched by zero carbon sources by 2030, and to procure renewable energy to meet 100 percent of its electricity consumption by 2025. Additionally, Microsoft is signing the 24/7 Carbon Free Energy Compact with SEforALL, governments and other companies, supporting a broader community of entities making these commitments.

Energy Compacts were first introduced as a key outcome of the High-level Dialogue on Energy, convened by the United Nations Secretary-General on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in September 2021. The ultimate objective of the Energy Compacts is to galvanize resources and actions towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) on universal access to affordable and clean energy in line with the Paris Agreement on climate.

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Source: SEforAll (link opens in a new window)

Energy, Environment
climate change, decarbonization, energy access, renewable energy, SDGs