DALLAS, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* announced today that it plans to deploy new renewable energy installations in 2011 that will add 5 megawatts of renewable energy capacity. This new initiative builds on AT&T's existing 3 megawatt renewable energy commitment and by the end of 2011 AT&T expects to have 8 megawatts of renewable energy capacity online.
"We are working to incorporate additional renewable and alternative energy resources into our overall energy portfolio in a way that makes sense from an environmental and economic perspective," said John Schinter, AT&T's director of energy. "As renewable and alternative energy costs continue to become more cost-comparable to traditional energy prices, we will look for new and innovative opportunities to utilize these resources," added Schinter.
Earlier this month AT&T participated in the launch of the Department of Energy's Clean Cities' National Clean Fleets Partnership. AT&T is one of five charter members of this program that seeks to help large fleets across the country cut petroleum use by 2.5 billion gallons by 2020. In 2010, AT&T avoided the purchase/use of one million gallons of gasoline as a result of its ongoing deployment of compressed natural gas (CNG) corporate fleet vehicles.
In 2009, AT&T announced it would spend up to $565 million to deploy approximately 15,000 alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) through 2018. Through 2013, AT&T expects to purchase up to 8,000 CNG vehicles at an anticipated cost of $350 million. As of March 2011, AT&T has deployed more than 3,500 AFVs, including more than 2,400 CNG vehicles in 543 cities in 35 states and the District of Columbia. AT&T's total fleet numbers more than 73,500 vehicles.
AT&T is committed to integrating sustainable business practices across its business and was recently added to Corporate Responsibility Magazine's 12th Annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens List. AT&T was also included in the 2010 Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI) and in Carbon Disclosure Project's (CDP) 2010 Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI). Visit www.att.com/csr and www.att.com/sustainability to learn more about sustainability at AT&T. Also visit www.att.com/csr to download the AT&T's Citizenship & Sustainability Reports.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T |DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising.
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