T-Mobile achieves 100% renewable energy

T-Mobile achieves 100% renewable energy

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T-Mobile has achieved its plan to source 100% of its total electricity usage with renewable sources.

The company says it has developed a renewable energy strategy that includes eight virtual power agreements, 19 retail agreements, one Green Direct program and unbundled Renewable Energy Certificates across the USA.

It adds that it has invested in enough wind and solar power annually to account for every unit of electricity consumed.

Mike Sievert, T-Mobile CEO said: “T-Mobile put a stake in the ground as the first telecom to commit to going all in on renewable energy by the end of 2021, and now we’re the first to hit this milestone years ahead of others.”

“This was no easy task, but we set a goal and we achieved it. Today, thanks to amazing efforts from a team who was unwavering in our commitment to reduce our impact on the planet, the Un-carrier is powering America’s largest, fastest and most reliable 5G network with 100% clean electricity.”

Beyond its agreements, the firm also supports 37 community solar projects which represent local energy grids with more than 2.1 million MWh over 25 years for Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York and Oregon.

T-Mobile says that it plans to add more renewable energy products to its portfolio to match future electricity usage, explore onsite solar infrastructure and invest in organisations to deliver clean energy to more communities across the US.

Louisa Plotnick, head of programmes for North America, at Climate Group which co-leads the RE100 in partnership with CDP said: “T-Mobile is an example of leadership for sustainability in its industry.”

“By adopting and driving new development of sustainable power sources, T-Mobile shows that corporations can act quickly if ambition is supported by real change.

“We are thrilled to see T-Mobile achieve this milestone and look forward to our continued partnership as the US rapidly embraces the transition to a renewable future.”

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