5G to add between 2.7 to 6.7 million tonnes of CO2 equivalents per year by 2030

5G to add between 2.7 to 6.7 million tonnes of CO2



According to report presented by France’s High Council on Climate (HCC) ,5G could add between 2.7 to 6.7 million tonnes of CO2 equivalents per year by 2030.

The reports from HCC seems to conflict with the industry version of 5G and CO2, which presented 5G as an environmental saviour.

but how will 5G increase energy consumption? and lead to increase in carbon emission?

The HCC, in a research conducted in France, claimed that the increase in energy consumption and emission will come mainly from the production of the 5G devices.

The HCC report found that 5G technology could add between 2.7 to 6.7 million tonnes of CO2 equivalents per year by 2030. 

Thee High Council on Climate (HCC) is an independent body tasked with issuing advice and recommendations to the French government on the delivery of public measures and policies aimed at reducing France’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Its purpose is to provide independent insight on government climate policy. The HCC was established on 27 November 2018 by the President of the Republic and then by Decree in May 2019.

Its members are chosen for their expertise in the fields of climate science, economics, agronomy and energy transition.High Council on Climate

The HCC report, shows that France, which has a footprint of 15 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent per year which represents about 2% of France’s overall carbon footprint, implying that average CO2 emissions are 11 tonnes per person – the current target for emissions of CO2 per capita in France is 2.1 tonnes by 2050. 

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