Verizon’s commitment to 50% clean energy by 2025 means a reduction of 2.8 million tons of carbon dioxide, or the equivalent of taking nearly 600,000 cars off the road each year. This is also the equivalent of what 2.9 million acres of forest could sequester in a year.
This comes after T-Mobile's January commitment to reach 100% clean energy by 2021 (which will reduce over 1.2 tons of CO2). Also earlier this year, AT&T’s announced its acquisition of 830 MW of wind power, taking AT&T up to 30% clean energy and cutting more than 2.6 million tons of CO2 emissions.
This progress is thanks to Green Americans taking action with our campaign to Hang Up on Fossil Fuels, signing petitions urging Verizon to begin powering its networks and data centers with renewables and directly contacting the company through social media and phone calls.