AT&T* announced today that it plans to deploy new renewable energy installations in 2011 that will add 5 megawatts of renewable energy capacity. This new initiative builds on AT&T’s existing 3 megawatt renewable energy commitment and by the end of 2011 AT&T expects to have 8 megawatts of renewable energy capacity online.
“We are working to incorporate additional renewable and alternative energy resources into our overall energy portfolio in a way that makes sense from an environmental and economic perspective,” said John Schinter, AT&T’s director of energy. “As renewable and alternative energy costs continue to become more cost-comparable to traditional energy prices, we will look for new and innovative opportunities to utilize these resources,” added Schinter.
Earlier this month AT&T participated in the launch of the Department of Energy’s Clean Cities’ National Clean Fleets Partnership. AT&T is one of five charter members of this program that seeks to help large fleets across the country cut petroleum use by 2.5 billion gallons by 2020. In 2010, AT&T avoided the purchase/use of one million gallons of gasoline as a result of its ongoing deployment of compressed natural gas (CNG) corporate fleet vehicles.
In 2009, AT&T announced it would spend up to $565 million to deploy approximately 15,000 alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) through 2018. Through 2013, AT&T expects to purchase up to 8,000 CNG vehicles at an anticipated cost of $350 million. As of March 2011, AT&T has deployed more than 3,500 AFVs, including more than 2,400 CNG vehicles in 543 cities in 35 states and the District of Columbia. AT&T’s total fleet numbers more than 73,500 vehicles.
AT&T is committed to integrating sustainable business practices across its business and was recently added to Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 12th Annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens List. AT&T was also included in the 2010 Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI) and in Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) 2010 Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI.) Visit www.att.com/csr and www.att.com/sustainability to learn more about sustainability at AT&T. Also visit www.att.com/csr to download the AT&T’s Citizenship & Sustainability Reports.