100% renewable by 2021.

We’re going all in to protect the planet.

Responsibly managing our energy use is an opportunity to make a huge difference in our environment and within our industry. Energy powers our entire business—including our Un-carrier network, our stores, our offices and more. Because the amount we use can adversely impact our environment, we strive to minimize our use in two big ways— by using energy efficient technologies across our network and all of our facilities and by investing in renewable sources to offset the energy we do use.

GOAL

Source 100% of our energy from renewables by 2021.



PROGRESS

Up from 19% in 2018, we used 35% renewable energy to run our network and operations in 2019. We remain committed to our goal of powering 100% of our business and network with renewable energy—a commitment we made when joining the global initiative RE100 – despite nearly doubling our carbon footprint with the acquisition of Sprint.

How will we do it?

In 2019, across our headquarters, stores, cell towers, and call centers, we used about 3.3 million megawatt hours (MWh). We are committed to funding the creation of new, clean power to account for every unit of electricity we consume. We are well on our way and have already signed a total of 8 wind and solar agreements, each spanning a commitment from 12 to 20 years.

Renewable energy across the country.

Red Dirt Wind Farm powered by Enel Green Power

We source 650,000 MWh of electrical energy annually from this Oklahoma wind farm.

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Solomon Forks Wind Project

We source 650,000 MWh of electrical energy from this 50,000-acre wind farm located in Kansas.

Otter Creek Wind Farm

Based in LaSalle County, Illinois, Otter Creek provides 504,100 MWh of clean energy annually to T-Mobile.

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Our network & facilities.

The Un-carrier Network: Higher data speeds. Less power used.

Our Un-carrier network uses up the biggest share of our total power use. As we continue to expand our network footprint and improve performance, our energy team is continously researching and designing innovative ways to boost its efficiency and optimize its operation.

Between 2012 and 2019, the data carried by our network increased by 60 times, but because we're rolling out the most energy efficient technologies, our energy consumption per petabyte of data has steadily declined.

Our new low-band spectrum increases our service area, works better inside buildings, and improves coverage, all while significantly increasing network efficiency.

And, we're implementing new technologies that reduce the demands of heating and cooling our cellular equipment.

Creating and using less across our facilities.

We go beyond an energy-efficient network—all of our facilities are participating in initiatives to conserve energy and create less waste. As we redesign and upgrade them, we’re using energy-wise features such as LED lighting, and making heating and cooling upgrades to reduce energy use. We’ve also invested in the Puget Sound Energy Green Direct program which will draw green power from the largest solar project in Washington State to power all of T-Mobile's Pacific Northwest operations—including our Bellevue headquarters, network towers, and retail stores throughout the region.

LEED-Certified.

Vegas, this is how it's done. The T-Mobile Arena is a LEED Gold certified facility and the first LEED-certified sports and entertainment facility in Las Vegas.

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Being waste-wise.

We compost at our Bellevue, Wash. campus and other buildings, too.

In 2019, we recycled more than 4,500 metric tons of paper and office waste. That’s more than double what we recycled in 2016.

In 2019, our recycling efforts* resulted in avoidance of 73,712 MT in CO2 emissions.

Learn how we’re turning commitments into action.

Scoping out emissions.

Recycling, the right way.