Electricity produced by hydropower is renewable energy, as it naturally replenishes and does not emit carbon dioxide. Tellabs strives to make the right choices for the environment and sustainable development, the company said.

Mika Heikkinen, vice president and general manager of Tellabs Finland, said: “Switching to hydropower demonstrates our intention to act in a more environmentally friendly way. Improving sustainability and reducing greenhouse gas emissions are key environmental goals.”

Tellabs Finland invests in research and development of telecommunications solutions. A majority of electricity consumption occurs in Tellabs’ R&D laboratories. By changing to hydropower, the company is expected to achieve a reduction of almost 2100 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions, equivalent to the electricity consumption of approximately 500 houses. By moving to hydropower in Finland, Tellabs’ global carbon footprint will shrink by about 5%.