Blockchain

Energy storage cryptocurrency miner launched

Canadian battery tech companies Extreme Vehicle Battery Technologies and subsidiary IONiX Pro Battery Technologies have launched the Smart Miner. The Smart Miner is an energy storage system claimed as the world’s first carbon-negative cryptominer. The Smart Miner utilises the so-called Renewable Obligation Base energy economy (ROBe2) protocol, which is based on blockchain smart contracts

Wrong for a different reason

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – A well-meaning but not particularly bright left-leaning US politician – made a stir earlier this week by wearing a figure-hugging dress emblazoned with the slogan “Tax the Rich” to the prestigious 2021 Met Gala. Since the slogan was clearly political, it wasn’t long before the various political tribes took to social media

EDF-backed solar, storage and blockchain pilot to get underway

An EDF Energy-backed community energy trading pilot is to start next month, allowing residents of a Brixton estate to trade solar energy between each other.Project CommUNITY, as it has been dubbed by EDF’s R&D division, will see the French energy firm collaborate with community renewables firm Repowering London and University College London’s Energy Institute to

Fujitsu unveils blockchain-powered DSR tech

IT and tech giant Fujitsu has unveiled a blockchain-powered, demand side response technology designed to allow energy trading between energy consumers.The technology has been designed first and foremost to allow collaboration between utility firms and consumers to control the amount of electricity which is used during peak times. The system works by allowing power surpluses,

Cryptocurrencies could increase capacity for renewable energy

According to a recent report, Bitcoin mining could account for as much as 0.5 percent of global electricity demand by the end of 2018. “Mining” is the process by which a global network of computers verify Bitcoin transactions, and running all of those computers uses a lot of energy. As electricity demand for mining Bitcoin

Address emerging clean tech or risk impeding energy transition, regulators warned

Energy regulators must address the rise of bundled distributed generation technologies, EV charging infrastructure and cyber security or risk impeding the clean energy transition, a new report from the Council of European Energy Regulators has said.The report, published last week, identifies five particular trends that stand to shape the emerging future energy market. The CEER

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