China’s Telecom Sector Credits Telecommuting with Huge Emissions Reductions

May 14, 2010 by  
Filed under Eco, Eco Tech

China’s telecom sector released a report this week claiming that it had slashed CO2 emissions by 48.5 million tons in 2008 by increasing telecommuting, a greater reliance on electronic data storage and more efficient logistics.  This savings is comparable to the amount of emissions Sweden’s entire economy is responsible for each year. The report came from the WWF and China Mobile who had Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications carry out the study.  The report says the emissions savings came from all of the transportation, freight and paper and material production that was avoided by digitizing the sector

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China’s Telecom Sector Credits Telecommuting with Huge Emissions Reductions

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