When we first launched our Hang Up on Fossil Fuels campaign in 2017, the big three telecoms companies—Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T—were using almost 0% clean energy and since have made some great progress on switching to renewable energy thanks to you calling them out. But, as we show in our latest report, AT&T and Verizon are still using a great deal of fossil fuels to drive their profits.
AND none of the companies have taken significant enough steps to address Energy Justice Issues in the contracts they have with power companies. Green America strongly believes that as these companies make the transition to clean energy, they must use their market power to benefit the communities most harmed by fossil fuels. You can read more about the companies’ grades on both renewables and Energy Justice here.
We need much more progress in this sector to #cleanupwireless! With the harsh impacts of the climate crisis already being felt by communities worldwide, we need aggressive commitments. There’s no time to wait.
Please tell Verizon and AT&T to make 100% clean energy a high priority in 2023. And they along with T-Mobile need to do much, much more to address Energy Justice.