International Business Machines Corp. is betting that its own research can speed along emerging technologies like carbon capture to meet the last stretch of its new net-zero climate-change goal.
“We’re not going to be in the business of capturing carbon, but we are in the business of working with companies to invent those technologies,”
said in an interview.
The Armonk, N.Y.-based information-technology company and patent giant said Tuesday that it aims to reach net-zero greenhouse-gas emissions by 2030, with a target of 65% lower emissions by 2025 from 2010 levels. It said it would use 75% renewable electricity by 2025 and 90% by 2030. Most of IBM’s carbon footprint comes from its data centers. By 2030, data centers are expected to take up more than 10% of the world’s electricity use, according to a 2015 study published in the journal Challenges.
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