Vodafone switches to renewable power for Irish operations – latest news

First look at Ireland's plans for a circular economy - the latest news

The decision is in line with Vodafone Group’s pollution reduction targets.

Vodafone Ireland now operates on 100% renewable sources of power. These include corporate mobile, fixed networks, data centers, retail operations, and country offices.

“Vodafone customers across Ireland can now ensure that the connectivity they use is completely green, powered by renewable sources of power,” said Ann O’Leary, CEO of Vodafone Ireland.

“This is an important step in our journey in Ireland to achieve total zero carbon emissions by 2030, helping our customers reduce their own environmental footprint and continue to build a comprehensive and sustainable digital community in Ireland and in all our markets. ”

Vodafone also plans to offer Izim on 25 devices to Irish customers from July 2. These are virtual SIM cards that offer a similar service to physical counterparts, but reduce plastic by storing data in a few lines on a dedicated chip on the phone rather than a traditional SIM.

These developments are part of the Sustainable Development Goal within the Vodafone Group.

After investing 65 65 million in energy efficiency by 2020, the goal is to convert all European operations to renewable energy by July 1, 2021. This includes dismantling existing networks and equipment as well as deploying more efficient network equipment.

Vodafone has won Renewable Energy Certificates or Tariffs in Italy, Germany, Ireland, Hungary, Romania, Spain, Greece, Turkey and the Czech Republic, and has won direct purchase agreements for electricity in the UK and Spain.

Vodafone said the investment had already led to a profit of 135 gigawatts of energy and a 30 per cent reduction in the company’s total Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions to 1.37 million. Tons of carbon dioxide equivalent.

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The company aims to reduce its carbon emissions to zero by 2030 and to achieve this goal across the entire value chain by 2040.

Vodafone Ireland is one of 64 companies in the country that have signed the Low Carbon Pledge, which expands the national business in the community Ireland network. Companies are being asked to aim to reduce carbon emissions by 2024, based on the scientific goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

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