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Wireless technology has fundamentally changed the way people live and work. It’s letting us do more than ever before when we’re on the go. But mobile connectivity is offering more than just extraordinary communications and productivity. Wireless technology offers businesses, consumers, and utilities a variety of tools to lower carbon emissions and reduce costs at the same time.

The Wireless Foundation engaged BSR, a highly-respected organization dedicated to creating a more sustainable world, to produce a summary report on ways wireless technology reduces the environmental impact of the electric power sector. The report, Advancing Environmental Sustainability in the Power Sector: The Role of Wireless Technologies, reveals how modern smart grids rely on the constant communication of wireless to reduce consumption and seamlessly integrate the ever-growing level of renewable energy into the grid.

To view the report, click here.

To view The Wireless Foundation’s November 2013 report, “Advancing Environmental Sustainability in the Transportation Sector: The Role of Wireless Technologies,” click here.


The Wireless Foundation was a pioneer in recycling retired wireless devices. Through the Donate a Phone and CALL TO PROTECT programs, The Wireless Foundation raised more than $3.5 million for charities that work to end domestic violence by refurbishing and recycling retired wireless devices. While the Foundation has discontinued its wireless device recycling programs, promoting the critical role of wireless technology in environmental sustainability remains a core program area.