Mobile phones are an increasingly important part of our lives – and they have a big environmental impact that’s not really talked about. They don't use much power themselves, but the networks they rely upon really do.
We power all of your calls, texts and data with green energy from the wind and the sun. We do that by allocating green energy to cover the network use of all our customers.
We use something known as Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGOs) to verify where our energy comes from and how we allocate it – it’s an international system for identifying the source of green energy.
In the meantime, there’s not really a lot of information out there about the true extent of the mobile phone industry on our environment – so our mission is to find out more and publish it here.