Environment


5G base stations use a lot more energy than 4G base stations: MTN


Site power requirements 2-3G, 2-4G and 5G ( per Huawei )

Site power requirements 2-3G, 2-4G and +5G ( per Huawei )
    https://www.fiercewireless.com/tech/5g-base-stations-use-a-lot-more-energy-than-4g-base-stations-says-mtn


What would 5G’s electricity bill mean for climate change?


5G would increase CO2 emissions by 250 megatons (Mt CO2). This is seven times Sweden’s total CO2 emissions, or one fourth of the emissions generated by aviation worldwide (before Covid-19).  It would most likely compromise our targets for carbon neutrality and reduced emissions.

Article
by Miguel Coma in Wall Street International Magazine
Miguel Coma is an engineer in telecommunications and an Information Technology architect.
    https://wsimag.com/science-and-technology/64080-green-5g-or-red-alert


Will 5G Kill the Climate?
Numerous environmental groups have written letters and appeals on the issue of the unfettered energy consumption of 5G and the harm to trees, bees and wildlife. Greenpeace France released a position on 5G  as creating “digital pollution” that will increase carbon emissions, increase e-waste, strip the earth of natural resources and contribute to human tragedies on a global scale.  

A major environmental group in Spain Ecologists in Action  issued a position on 5G calling for precaution. The Green Party of California recommends precaution and that the New Hampshire State recommendations move forward first.  the Sierra Club  of CaliforniaWashington DC took a position that trees were at risk and needed protections from the unfettered building of small cell towers on streets.  Letter from Environmental Working Group To California State Officials states “there is already adequate existing sound science for government to proceed with caution on the roll-out of the new technology. In particular, the results of the $25 million National Toxicology Program study (2016) that showed tumors in rats caused by a typical amount of heavy cell phone use are to be reckoned with.”


What Will 5G Mean for the Environment?” By Clair Curran of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies 
 “Is Wireless Technology an Environmental Health Risk?”  Society of Environmental Journalists Journal


Numerous environmental groups have written letters and appeals on the issue of the unfettered energy consumption of 5G and the harm to trees, bees and wildlife. 
  • Greenpeace France released a position on 5G  as creating “digital pollution” that will increase carbon emissions, increase e-waste, strip the earth of natural resources and contribute to human tragedies on a global scale. 
  •  A major environmental group in Spain Ecologists in Action  issued a position on 5G calling for precaution. 


    1. The Green Party of California
    2. the Sierra Clubs of California
    3. [Sierra Club of] Washington DC
    4. [Sierra Club of] Montgomery County Maryland, and 
    5. Maryland 350 

      have taken positions for protecting trees/environment and addressing the energy consumption of 5G networks. 


  • A Letter from Environmental Working Group To California State Officials states “there is already adequate existing sound science for government to proceed with caution on the roll-out of the new technology. In particular, the results of the $25 million National Toxicology Program study (2016) that showed tumors in rats caused by a typical amount of heavy cell phone use are to be reckoned with.”