Thursday, March 26, 2009

NSN Cites Progress in Reducing CO2

Nokia Siemens Networks said it is on track to achieving its targets for reducing carbon dioxide emissions. The company presented its achievements at last week's WWF Climate Savers Summit in Washington DC. The company calculates that 17% of its corporate energy requirements in 2008 were drawn from renewable sources. In addition, NSN recently launched the most energy efficient base station, the Flexi Multiradio, which in certain operation modes can help operators reduce energy consumption in their networks by up to 40 percent. The Flexi Multiradio Base Station consumes only 790W of power while simultaneously running GSM/EDGE and WCDMA/HSPA.

WWF and Nokia Siemens Networks have jointly developed a climate action plan that includes measurable emission reduction targets and steps to meet its goals. The agreement involves negotiations between the WWF, Nokia Siemens Networks and independent technical experts who monitor and verify compliance with the agreement.

Nokia Siemens Networks' Climate Savers commitment is to:

  • Improve the energy efficiency of their GSM/EDGE and WCDMA/HSPA base station products by up to 40 percent by 2012.

  • Decrease the energy consumption of its buildings by 6 percent by 2012
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  • Increase the use of renewable energy in company operations to 50 percent by the end of 2010.

The baseline for each of these commitments is 2007, and on completion, Nokia Siemens Networks' initiatives will decrease the company's CO2 footprint by approximately 2 million tons annually, compared to 2007.

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