The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added T-Mobile to the Green Power Partnership – a collective of companies leading the way in renewable energy. T-Mobile is the only major wireless company in the partnership for its entire U.S. footprint.
Green America – the nation’s green economy organization – has just named T-Mobile the wireless clean energy leader, thanks to the Un-carrier’s historic 100 percent renewable energy pledge and #CleanUpWireless challenge.
“Moving to renewable energy is the right thing to do, and it’s smart business. We’ll continue to be a brand that makes our customers proud,” said John Legere, President, and CEO at T-Mobile. “Meanwhile, AT&T just scored a C– and Verizon flat-out FLUNKED OUT according to Green America’s clean energy scorecard. C’mon Backward Blue and Reluctant Red – there’s still time to take my #CleanUpWireless challenge and change this industry for good.”
Earlier this year, T-Mobile launched #CleanUpWireless to challenge AT&T and Verizon to clean up their act and join the Un-carrier in committing to 100% clean energy. As part of the challenge, T-Mobile is donating $500,000 to a non-profit dedicated to advancing clean energy initiatives and pledged to triple that amount if the Duopoly commits to 100 percent clean energy by June 1st. In response, AT&T announced plans to reach 20% clean energy – a step in the right direction, but not nearly enough.
T-Mobile joins Apple, Google, Microsoft and other tech giants as a Green Power Partner. Together, Green Power Partners use billions of kilowatt-hours of green power annually.
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