Telecommunication sector - Briefing paper

In a briefing paper on the growth of the telecom sector, Greenpeace said, “It grows at the cost of the climate, powered by an unsustainable and inefficient model of energy generation and usage.” The environmental NGO said that the mobile towers heavily rely on diesel gen-sets to power their network operations. “The consumption of diesel by the telecom sector currently is more than 2 billion litres annually, second only to the railways in India by 2007,” it said.