They have a lot on their plate indeed, starting by reducing the emissions on their scope 1,2 and 3 but also supporting their client to reduce their own emissions and finance innovation to meet the ambitious goals set by the different COP (Conference of the Parties). Hyperscalers have a global footprint and a large share of voice that they must use for good.
Green software development is becoming an important priority. Data centers around the world currently account
for 1% of global electricity demand, and are projected to consume 3-8% in the next decade. In May Microsoft together with Accenture, GitHub, and ThoughtWorks launched the Green Software Foundation with the Linux Foundation to build a trusted ecosystem of people, standards, tooling and leading practices for building green software. Microsoft has also tested
hydrogen fuel cells for backup power at its data centers, as scientists have already proved that hydrogen fuel cells can be used to generate greenhouse gas-free energy from the most abundant element in the universe.