ENERGY STAR-qualified products are approximately 40 percent more efficient
than conventional models
ORLANDO, Fla., March 27 // -- CTIA Wireless 2007 --
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) announced today that it is the first major cell
phone manufacturer to redesign all its mobile phone and accessory chargers
(external power supplies) to be ENERGY STAR-qualified. ENERGY STAR is
designed to help consumers identify energy-efficient products which meet
strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Energy (DOE).
Climate change is widely recognized as one of the greatest challenges
facing the world today, and Motorola is doing its part to help protect the
environment and spur innovative solutions such as ENERGY STAR-qualified power
"EPA salutes Motorola's leadership as the first company to ensure all of
the power adapters in their phone chargers earn the ENERGY STAR," said Bill
Wehrum, Acting EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation. "By being
more energy efficient, ENERGY STAR-qualified adapters reduce greenhouse gas
emissions and air pollution associated with the generation of electricity."
According to EPA, if every phone sold in the U.S. this year used an ENERGY
STAR qualified adapter in its charger, the energy saved could light 760,000
homes for a year. In addition, it would prevent well over 1 million tons of
greenhouse gas emissions, the equivalent emissions of more than 200,000 cars.
"At Motorola, we realize the importance of helping to protect the
environment," said Greg Estell, Corporate Vice President and General Manager,
MobileME, Motorola, Inc. "As a leading provider of consumer electronic
products to millions of American homes, Motorola is dedicated to providing
solutions, like ENERGY STAR-qualified chargers, that help improve the everyday
lives of consumers."
The ENERGY STAR logo will be incorporated on the packaging of Motorola's
aftermarket wall-charging solutions so consumers can easily identify energy
Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in
wireless and broadband communications. Inspired by our vision of seamless
mobility, the people of Motorola are committed to helping you connect simply
and seamlessly to the people, information, and entertainment that you want and
need. We do this by designing and delivering "must have" products, "must do"
experiences and powerful networks -- along with a full complement of support
services. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had
sales of US $42.9 billion in 2006. For more information about our company, our
people and our innovations, please visit www.motorola.com.
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