April 18, 2021

American Miner states that Bitcoin Mining can serve as a bridge to renewables by supporting green projects

Foundry leader Mike Colyer stated that Bitcoin mining could play a significant role in transforming renewable energy. How can the bitcoin field help? It can aid the renewables technologies by allowing quick returns for green investments. Mike argues that the rise of the green energy sector has led to oversupply in different areas resulting in management and cost difficultly in renewable firms. He claims that identifying bitcoin mines around renewable energy plants will help deal with the surplus for the good of green technology.

This move will result in a fast payback from the solar and wind projects meaning there is more rapid construction in regions that were not attractive in the past since they would produce more energy to the power grid. Other miners were quick to back up Mike’s idea; however, there are questions of the industry’s nature since it depends on the change rate. As expected, many people remain unmoved by the suggestion. Considering how sore the bitcoin price is this year and its intense energy consumption, climate concerns make investors work in the industry.

Recently, the Bank of America analysts stated that bitcoin mining is a danger to the environment since their electricity consumption is beyond any other sector. Analysts, including Francisco Blanch, a commodities strategist, stated that the Bitcoin sector estimated energy use has increased in the last two years by over 200%. Mining bitcoin involves hooking up computers to the cryptocurrency network to solve puzzles to get bitcoins that use high energy. And Colyer is using renewable energy since it is clean and less expensive. Also, Mark explained that the bitcoin algorithm is driving efficiency and reducing cost, and miners globally aim to lower cost, and renewable energy is a great option.

Last year, Cambridge University wrote a report estimating that 39% of bitcoin mining is renewable energy sources. Michel Rauchs from Cambridge, in an interview, stated why it is impossible to be accurate in these results. Most Bitcoin mining happens in China, and renewable energy share in mining changes due to seasonal migration changes explaining why it is difficult to state how green the bitcoin field this since it depends on the time you take the data.

Bank of America analysts argue that the energy consumption levels in the Bitcoin industry will worsen with time due to their system’s structure-making mining challenges. And the complexity of these systems creates a dangerous cycle with high prices, high energy consumption, and an increase in CO2 emissions. Mark explained that Foundry is developing greener technologies to achieve clean mining. However, investors are scared of the future of bitcoin mining, and the time it will take to get a clean mining field.

 

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