T-Mobile recognized by EPA for its commitment to going green


After announcing back in January that it plans to move to 100 percent renewable energy by 2021, today T-Mobile revealed that two notable groups have recognized its efforts to go green.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added T-Mobile to its Green Power Partnership. This is a list of organizations that highlights companies working to support the development of new renewable generation capacity nationwide and helping to protect the environment. T-Mo is the only major wireless carrier on the list.

The EPA notes that T-Mobile is currently at 27 percent green power usage and that its annual green power usage is at 625,600,000 kWh.

Meanwhile, Green America has issued a report on the green power efforts by the major U.S. carriers. T-Mobile came away with an overall grade of A-, scoring a B for its current clean energy sourcing, an A for its commitment to move to 100 percent renewable energy by 2021, and a B+ for its efforts to reduce green house gas emissions.

To compare, Sprint earned an overall score of C, AT&T got a C-, and Verizon got an F.

Green America praised T-Mobile for its efforts to go green, saying that the carrier “has moved into a leadership position on renewable energy commitments”. It also urged AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon to adopt the goal of using 100 percent clean energy by 2025. AT&T recently committed to buying 520 MW of power from wind farms in Oklahoma and Texas, a move that will take AT&T’s renewable energy usage from 2 percent to 20 percent.

It’s good to see T-Mobile committing to moving fully to renewable energy by 2021 and helping to boost clean energy sources, reduce emissions of green house gasses, and more. Moving to renewable energy has a benefit to T-Mo’s business, too, as it’s estimated that T-Mobile will cut its energy costs by around $100 million in the next 15 years thanks to its commitment to move to renewable energy.

Source: T-Mobile, EPA, Green America

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  • SirStephenH

    Not like a good rating from the EPA means anything anymore. You could run a company entirely on whale oil and Pruitt would give you the thumbs up.

  • Mr.Bean ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Getting a good rating from the EPA means nothing while Pruitt is in charge.

  • Jason

    I really despise green-washing. The leftists and enviro-nuts aren’t going to like the ‘evil corporations’ no matter what they do.

    • Zach Chadwick

      Let me guess, you don’t believe that humans can make as big of an impact on the environment as we are now? What an ignorant fool.

      • Jason

        LOL That’s a huge impact ain’t it? That 1 degree of extra warmth in like 2200 is really going to toast your nads into oblivion boy. Let me help you out here kid, the temperature changes on Earth. Always has. 10,000 years ago there were glaciers sitting just about where I sit today. What happened? I guess it must have warmed a lot because well, they melted. Let me put it in simple terms for you. When it is 55 degrees today in my city in 2118 instead of 54 degrees exactly nobody will notice at all. Your huge impact is like pissing into Lake Michigan.

        • Fabian Cortez

          So ocean temperatures changes mean absolutely nothing, right?