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T-Mobile is Going Green Thanks to New Wind Power Contract

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Magenta is the new green. Or green is the new Magenta... Whichever goes.

In its latest release, T-Mobile has announced that it will be doubling up its efforts to go green. Along with Apple's Iowa data center, T-Mo pledged to be 100 percent renewable energy by 2021. To make this official, the carrier joined RE100, a global initiative of companies aiming to reach this goal. In fact, it is the first US wireless center to join this initiative. Other companies that have joined in this cause include Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Nike.

So how does T-Mo plan to achieve this?

For starters, T-Mobile confirmed that it finalized a contract for 160 MWs produced from a wind power farm based in Kansas. This will work with the Red Forks Wind Power Project farm in Oklahoma, which went online last month. Together, these two farms will produce around 320 MWs or 60 percent of power for the network. In order to reach the 100% goal, the carrier plans to buy more wind power every year to make up for every unit of electricity consumed by the company.

Apart from helping do its part in saving the planet, T-Mobile CEO John Legere believes it will also help the company cut energy costs by up to $100 million in the next 15 years. With the contract signed today, the project will be able to generate power as early as 2019.

You can read more about this on T-Mobile's website.


Source: TmoNews, Engadget

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  1. Where's Dennis? He usually post the cellphones on sale every Sunday. We hope he is ok ...

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    1. He is on a much deserved vacation and should be back next week.

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  2. What happened to Dennis?

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  3. Those companies who claim to be running 100% on renewable energy still are primarily running off of fossil fuels, otherwise their data centers would be shutting down when the sun isn't shining and the wind isn't blowing, which is pretty often.

    What they really do is pay a company to intermittently put energy into the grid over the course of the year to attempt to offset what they used. Rest assured most of the time, their equipment is actually being powered by reliable energy sources such as coal, natural gas and nuclear power.

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    1. Thank you Anonymous 4:24 am. :)

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    2. There's nothing wrong at all with running off fossil fuels, so it's all fine and dandy in the end.

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  4. This is PrePaid Phone News ?

    From Above: "T-Mo pledged to be 100 percent renewable energy by 2021." "So how does T-Mo plan to achieve this?"

    They DON't Plan on "Achieving" this, as it is physically impossible for them to actually do this with 60% of the Windmills located in Oklahoma and Kansas and no battery storage.

    They are buying 'Offsets' not actually physically switching to renewable. The true cost of powering via grid connected wind, at every T-Mobile location, would be magnitudes higher than any traditional power sources.

    Why do people buy into this kind of press release garbage; they just look like fools. I don't object to buying offsets. Offsets are a very small step towards going green; as written, this press release re-write is way more PR feel-good than reality.

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  5. That is reason why T-Mobile's price is expensive.

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  6. Major companies thinks climate change is real and doing everything in their power to reduce the effect while we have a president like Trump who thinks climate change is a hoax. I guess trump will realize that climate change is real in his last breath.

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    1. Since "climate change" is faith not science, you might be right. A lot of people get religion on their deathbeds.

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    2. What happend to my reply?

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    3. If you look at the scientific data, CO2 level has increase tremendously after 1950s (Industrial Revolution) and as a result, atmosphere got hotter

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    4. ....a claim roundly disputed. The earth has been hotter than it was now. And do you blame the Earth oil companies when the southern Martian ice cap has been melting?

      The "global warming" theory is just superstition and "consensus" in lieu of facts. And I am old enough to remember the same sort of craze about a new ice age back in the 1970s.

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  7. Good for TMo

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  8. All companies have to go green no matter what so our earth will look and smell better.

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    1. Everything smells better around Halloween due to pumpkin spice. I'll just wait until then. No need for Kyoto accords or Paris treaty.

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  9. Blowhard Legere is one of the largest C02 contributers on the planet.

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