Report| US Telecoms Industry Lags on Clean Energy

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  • 05 Mar 2018 12:00 AM
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Report: US Telecoms Industry Lags on Clean Energy

Findings from a report, Clean Energy is Calling by the non-profit Green America, has found that major players in the US telecommunications industry are not doing enough to reduce carbon emissions and make the transition to renewable energy. The organisation reviewed AT & T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile’s commitments on renewable energy and their plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The report reveals that only T-Mobile scored an A grade, recently committing to sourcing 100 percent of its energy needs from renewables by 2021, whilst Verizon received an F in all categories. Telecommunications is a massive industry in the US, and the four companies assessed consume more than 3 million megawatt hours of electricity each year making the issue an important one for the industry with Todd Larsen, who works on corporate engagement at Green America, suggesting that “If companies like Apple and Google can achieve 100 percent clean energy, telecom companies can too."

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