“The rebound effect of 5G

The industry claims that 5G will reduce energy consumption. But actually, it will provide a perfect example of the Jevons Paradox, also called “the rebound effect:” increased efficiency actually increases energy use. Because of 5G, the mobile industry expects an explosion in mobile data traffic (and production of new devices and infrastructure) at a scale far beyond any improvements that energy efficiency can claim. 5G’s clear improvements in energy efficiency will therefore fail to reduce overall global energy consumption. 5G will add to global energy use.”

Read the entire article article, “Energy policies in the hyperconnected era: 5G’s environmental paradox.”

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https://ehtrust.org/wall-street-international-magazine-5g-and-wireless-networks-will-increase-energy-consumption/ Source: Environmental Health Trust