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Telenor to reduce carbon emissions by 40 per cent by 2016

Nordic telecommunications company Telenor has revealed its commitment
to reduce the carbon intensity of its global operations by 40 per cent
by 2016.
Telenor said the 40 per cent reduction would be compared to 2007 levels and that this would be achieved through investments in network upgrades, renewable energy, increased IT and buildings energy efficiency and by purchasing “green” electricity. The company said that its expected growth in traffic and customers would mean that the new emissions reduction target would mean a reduction of 72 per cent in absolute tons of carbon compared to the projected emissions in 2016 if no action were taken, because its corporate and traffic growth is expected to be strongest in markets where energy production largely relies on fossil fuels.