T-Mobile has joined the ranks of companies that are devoting themselves to the use of renewable energy. The company made the announcement earlier this week, committing to 100 percent renewable electricity by 2021. It also joined RE100, the global initiative of companies that have full renewable energy stated as their goal.
The mobile carrier plans to support this goal through a new wind power farm in Kansas, together with a farm it already has in Oklahoma. Together, the two renewable energy sources will provide about 60 percent of T-Mobile’s power, according to company executives. “To reach 100%, T-Mobile will buy enough wind power annually to account for every unit of electricity the company consumes,” they said in a recent press release.
T-Mobile is the first U.S. wireless carrier to join RE100 and to fully commit itself to the use of green energy. AT&T is focused on reducing its electricity consumption and renewable options by 2025. “AT&T will enable carbon savings 10 times the footprint of our operations by enhancing the efficiency of our network and delivering sustainable customer solutions,” the firm’s website says. Sprint’s policy on renewable energy was not available, and a link to its environmental policy has expired. Verizon is focused on both reducing its carbon footprint and investing in environmental energy production.: “We’ve set a new goal to add 24MW of green energy in our operations by 2025, doubling our current capacity,” its website says.