Bill Gates and investors inject $1bn into Breakthrough Energy fund
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has rallied together a team of executives from some of the world's biggest companies in order to pledge a $1bn fund to accelerate the uptake of clean energy technologies.
Microsoft and Facebook unite to accelerate clean energy revolution
Tech giants Microsoft and Facebook have pledged to develop 60GW of renewable energy by 2025, along with companies including Unilever, Kellogg's and IKEA as part of the newly launched Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA).
Google and Apple among tech giants backing Clean Power Plan
The four largest tech giants Google, Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft have collectively warned that any attempts to block a low-carbon transition in the US would prove 'costly' to both the global economy and human wellbeing.
Bill Gates predicts 'energy miracle' within 15 years
American business magnate and co-founder of Microsoft Bill Gates has called on the world to mobilise efforts to create an 'energy miracle' breakthrough that would revolutionise how we tackle climate change.
Elon Musk says robust carbon tax would speed global clean energy transition
Elon Musk, the renowned innovator, believes the widespread introduction of a carbon price could halve the time it takes the world to transition to clean energy and make a huge difference to the impact of climate change.
Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg launch renewable energy investment group
Some of the world's most powerful figures including Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Richard Branson have announced a new collaboration aimed at creating affordable and reliable clean energy for the entire planet.
Bill Gates: Next-gen renewable tech could be solution to climate change
Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has called for international Governments to triple R&D funding for renewable technologies in order to find a 'magic solution' to climate change.
Microsoft turns to gamification to tackle water crisis
Tech giant Microsoft has taken its corporate social responsibility to the world of smartphones, with the launch of a new mobile app designed to raise awareness of global water issues.
VIDEO: Bill Gates backs human waste to water project
A recent visit to 'a new kind of sewage treatment plant' saw Microsoft founder Bill Gates drink water procured from human waste, which the business magnate described as a 'delicious' and affordable way to improve sanitation in poor countries.