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Microsoft Experience Center in Singapore

Microsoft

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January 15, 2024

Visit the Microsoft Experience Center in Singapore to see the Terra Praxis - Microsoft collaboration in action. There you will be able to see the interactive exhibit and explore how you can REPOWER and decarbonize coal power plants, the single largest source of carbon emissions.

Microsoft Targets Nuclear to Power AI Operations

The Wall Street Journal

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December 12, 2023

On December 12, The Wall Street Journal featured Microsoft's leadership in advancing nuclear to meet energy demand and how "the tech company aims to expedite the nuclear regulatory process using AI". The article, "Microsoft Targets Nuclear to Power AI Operations", describes how Microsoft and Terra Praxis are working to speed the nuclear project site permitting process using AI. "Microsoft employees provide the coding; Terra Praxis supplies nuclear regulatory expertise".

Microsoft features Terra Praxis collaboration in new nuclear policy brief

Terra Praxis

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December 5, 2023

Terra Praxis welcomes the leadership being demonstrated by Microsoft in recognizing the critical role of advanced nuclear in the clean energy transition. On “Energy Day” at COP28, Microsoft published a comprehensive new policy brief on the vital role of nuclear energy in meeting our clean energy goals: “Accelerating a Carbon-Free Future: Microsoft Policy Brief on Advanced Nuclear and Fusion Energy.” The strategic collaboration with Terra Praxis and its work on REPOWER is cited as an example of how Microsoft is leveraging digital technology to support an inclusive decarbonized energy system.

Why Microsoft is investing in Houston as an energy transition leader

EnergyCapital

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August 4, 2023

Houston is known as the energy capital of the world to many, and major players — from the mayor to corporations — are determined to translate that leadership to the energy transition. With that in mind, Microsoft has launched its own hub to celebrate the movement, featuring Terra Praxis, among other strategic partners.

Microsoft Energy Transition Center of Excellence

Microsoft

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March 7, 2023

Terra Praxis was honored to be featured at the newly inaugurated Microsoft Energy Transition Center of Excellence grand opening, where we showcased REPOWER, the largest carbon abatement solution on the planet.

CERAWeek 2023: Microsoft launches the Energy Transition Center of Excellence

Microsoft Industry Blog

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March 7, 2023

To meet their net-zero goals, companies need support across their energy transition journeys to reduce CO2 emissions, capture and store carbon, generate green hydrogen, repower coal, and optimize wind turbines. The new Microsoft Center of Excellence will showcase leading energy transition solutions and give customers an opportunity to learn first-hand the solutions offered by Microsoft and our global partner ecosystem.

Interview with Microsoft's President Brad Smith

CNN – First Move with Julia Chatterly

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October 17, 2022

In this CNN interview, Microsoft's Vice Chair and President Brad Smith and host Julia Chatterley shine a light on Terra Praxis REPOWER initiative with Microsoft, Bryden Wood, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and University at Buffalo.

Microsoft raises its voice on climate priorities

Mac Pro Tricks

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September 29, 2022

During the Climate Week briefing, Microsoft vice chairman and president Brad Smith emphasized Microsoft’s three-pronged agenda: getting its own house in order on carbon emissions and other climate-related concerns, including water use; promoting digital technology that the world needs to build a more sustainable future; and support efforts to promote societal changes – skills, markets and laws – that support the just transition to a clean economy. During the briefing, Microsoft outlined two compelling examples of how Microsoft-enabled digital technologies could accelerate the low-carbon energy transition. The first centered on a collaboration with Terra Praxis to repower coal plants, “If we don’t have a climate strategy that includes these people, we don’t have a climate strategy,” Eric Ingersoll, Terra Praxis Co-Founder and Manager Partner said.

Microsoft raises its voice on climate priorities

GreenBiz

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September 26, 2022

During Climate Week, Microsoft gave a briefing with several partners outlining compelling examples of how Microsoft-enabled digital technologies could accelerate the low-carbon energy transition. The first centered on a collaboration with Terra Praxis, focused on helping coal plant operators determine the best ways to retrofit their facilities to run on carbon-free energy. The idea is to create a replicable way for gathering data to help more than 2,400 coal plants be reconfigured to run nuclear power. The grid infrastructure surrounding these facilities can help developers add this carbon-free energy more quickly, by streamlining permitting, and it will leverage the skills and talents of coal plant workers into the future, said Eric Ingersoll, one of the managing partners and founder of TerraPraxis. "If we don’t have a climate strategy that includes these people, we don’t have a climate strategy," he said.

Terra Praxis and Microsoft Partner to Decarbonise Coal Plants

World-Energy

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September 22, 2022

This article highlights the recent signing between Microsoft and Terra Praxis to deliver a digital solution to support the repurposing of over 2,400 coal-fired power plants to run on carbon-free energy. “The global energy transition requires partnerships and technology innovation like this one led by Terra Praxis to repurpose coal-based power plants with carbon-free energy generation,” said Darryl Willis, corporate vice president of Energy & Resources, Microsoft. “We look forward to our role in enabling Terra Praxis to accelerate this transformational solution economically, securely and at scale.”

Terra Praxis and Microsoft partner to decarbonise coal plants

Power Engineering International

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September 20, 2022

Non-profit sustainability group Terra Praxis will partner with Microsoft to deliver a digital solution to support the repurposing of over 2,400 coal-fired power plants to run on carbon-free energy. Terra Praxis is looking to combine its expertise in energy with Microsoft to build and deploy a set of tools to automate the design and regulatory approval needed to decarbonize coal facilities with nuclear power. The burning of coal causes more than 40% of global carbon emissions and more than 75% of emissions from electricity generation. As global carbon emissions rebounded in 2021 to their highest level in history, increased use of coal was the main driving factor, reaching an all-time high of 15.3 billion tonnes. According to the International Energy Agency, the world’s consumption of coal is set to rise yet again in 2022.

From Pledges to Progress: Technology’s Role on the Path to Net Zero

Microsoft’s Sustainability Media Briefing

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September 19, 2022

During this Climate Week briefing, Microsoft vice chairman and president Brad Smith emphasized their three-pronged agenda: advancing the sustainability of its business, providing the digital technology needed to build a sustainable world and supporting the societal infrastructure needed for a sustainable world. During the briefing, Microsoft and partners, including Terra Praxis, outlined compelling examples of how Microsoft-enabled digital technologies could accelerate the low-carbon energy transition. The first centered on its collaboration with TerraPraxis on REPOWER across the globe.

Sustainability Deals Of The Week, repurposing coal plants

Forbes

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September 17, 2022

Climate Week started on September 19 in New York, in this article Forbes tells us what to expect and what to pay attention to during the week, including the Sustainability Deals Of The Week where the collaboration between Microsoft and Terra Praxis to repower coal plants is highlighted.

Terra Praxis Enters Strategic Collaboration with Microsoft to Repurpose Coal Fired Power Plants

Nuetron Bytes

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September 17, 2022

Terra Praxis is looking to combine its deep expertise in energy with Microsoft to build and deploy a set of tools to automate the design and regulatory approval needed to decarbonize coal facilities with nuclear power, helping transition one of the world’s largest sources of carbon to zero emissions. The relationship began during last year’s Microsoft Global Hackathon, where the team working with Terra Praxis won the Hack for Sustainability challenge sponsored by Microsoft President Brad Smith.

Terra Praxis & Microsoft team up to decarbonise coal plants

Energy Digital

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September 16, 2022

Terra Praxis, a non-profit organization focused on actionable solutions for climate and prosperity, has announced a collaboration with Microsoft to deliver a digital solution that will tackle a significant decarbonization challenge—repurposing more than 2,400 coal-fired power plants worldwide to run on carbon-free energy. "The global energy transition requires partnerships and technology innovation like this one led by Terra Praxis to repurpose coal-based power plants with carbon-free energy generation,” said Darryl Willis, corporate vice president of Energy & Resources, Microsoft. "We look forward to our role in enabling Terra Praxis to accelerate this transformational solution economically, securely and at scale."

Microsoft partners with UK nonprofit on software to help coal plants transition to nuclear power

Utility Dive

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September 16, 2022

Microsoft and Terra Praxis, a nonprofit headquartered in the U.K., have joined forces to develop a software application that will help existing coal plants determine the best avenue for decarbonization. “The global energy transition requires partnerships and technology innovation like this one led by Terra Praxis to repurpose coal-based power plants with carbon-free energy generation,” Darryl Willis, corporate vice president of Energy & Resources at Microsoft, said in a statement. “We look forward to our role in enabling Terra Praxis to accelerate this transformational solution economically, securely and at scale.”

Terra Praxis enters strategic collaboration with Microsoft to repower coal plants

TerraPraxis

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September 15, 2022

Terra Praxis and Microsoft enter a strategic collaboration to tackle the world’s biggest problem: repowering coal-fired power plants with advanced heat sources. The signing ceremony was featured by Brad Smith, Microsoft President, Kirsty Gogan and Eric Ingersoll, Co-Founders of Terra Praxis. "This is just the beginning of our shared mission - to develop these tools and bring them to market. We are really honored to be working with Microsoft, and to make repowering coal a reality with you at the speed and at the scale demanded by the climate emergency”, said Kirsty Gogan. Terra Praxis is looking to combine its deep expertise in energy with Microsoft to build and deploy a set of tools to automate the design and regulatory approval needed to decarbonize coal facilities with nuclear power, helping transition one of the world’s largest sources of carbon to zero emissions.

Terra Praxis enters strategic collaboration with Microsoft to decarbonize coal

PR Newswire

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September 15, 2022

A digital solution will tackle a significant decarbonization challenge—decarbonizing a global fleet of 2,400 coal plants to run on clean energy. Terra Praxis, a non-profit focused on actionable solutions for climate and prosperity, is collaborating with Microsoft to deliver a digital solution to tackle a significant decarbonization challenge—repurposing over 2,400 coal-fired power plants worldwide to run on carbon-free energy. The relationship began during last year's Microsoft Global Hackathon, where the team working with Terra Praxis won the Hack for Sustainability challenge sponsored by Microsoft President Brad Smith.

Microsoft and Terra Praxis to repurpose more than 2,400 coal-fired power plants via digital solutions

Institutional Investing in Infrastructure

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September 15, 2022

Terra Praxis will deploy a set of tools to automate the design and regulatory approval needed to decarbonize coal facilities with nuclear power, helping transition one of the world's largest sources of carbon to zero emissions. To do this, Terra Praxis intends to develop a software application with Microsoft that will analyze the existing coal fleet to determine the best avenue to retrofit the plants, saving coal plant owners time and money while giving their assets and the communities around them a new lease on life for decades to come.

Microsoft To Attend CERAWeek 2022 in Houston

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March 4, 2022

Microsoft continues to support its commitment to the energy industry by joining the CERAWeek 2022, March 7 to 11, in Houston. Darryl Willis, Microsoft Corporate Vice President Energy Industry, promises to tackle the challenges the energy industry faces together with various Microsoft’s energy and sustainability leaders.