Washington DC (February 1, 2024) -Yesterday, The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) announced it will collect data on energy use by crypto mines in the US. Following this announcement, Eric Cojolla, Senior Researcher at Greenpeace USA, said:: “We applaud the recent steps taken by the EIA to address the significant energy consumption of the crypto mining industry, which has operated primarily under the oversight of U.S. regulators with minimal reporting requirements. Masu.
“The rapid growth of crypto mining, primarily Bitcoin, in the United States over the past few years has contributed to carbon emissions, strained energy grids, and disruption of nearby communities due to noise and pollution. Energy Intensity Data on the crypto mining sector is a necessary first step in bringing transparency and accountability to the industry. We eagerly look forward to further action from the EIA following this important initial announcement, which will be essential for understanding the scale of climate risks and providing information that informs policy and investment decisions. I am.”
contact: Gujari Singh, Greenpeace US Senior Communications Specialist [email protected](631) 404-9977
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