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Verizon to Reduce Carbon Footprint 50% by 2020, CEO Says

Verizon to Reduce Carbon Footprint 50% by 2020, CEO Says

cogdogblog via Flickr /CC BY 2.0 At the Bloomberg New Energy Finance summit today, the CEO of one of the nation's largest telecom firms announced the company will be cutting its carbon intensity by half over the next decade. Verizon is the second biggest phone service provider in the country, and the largest wireless mobile phone provider, according to Businessweek . "We're going to reduce our carbon footprint fifty percent," Lowell McAdam said in a sit-down with Bloomberg's Alix Steel. "We are now beginning to install solar arrays for powering our cell tower sites, and we've got our first data center powered by geothermal going in." An accompanying release noted that the company would use its 2009 carbon intensity levels as a benchmark, and will hit its emissions reduction goal by 2020. Verizon is using carbon intensity as a yardstick instead of emissions output, unlike m...

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