Sprint announced its first major commitment to clean energy with a virtual power purchasing agreement with Duke Renewables for a 182 MW wind farm. The deal will result in Sprint using 30% renewable energy.
In Green America's Clean Energy Calling Report Sprint was in last place amongst the four major telecoms -- AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint -- for its commitments to renewable energy targets and renewable energy purchases. Both were near zero.
Sprint's announcement with Duke Renewables marks an important step forward for the company and it part of an overall shift to renewable energy by the sector.
Since Green America launched its Hang Up On Fossil Fuels campaign in 2017, the telecom sector has gone from using almost new renewable energy to major commitments and/or purchases from each of the major carriers.