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Bitcoin's carbon footprint, South Africa and Europe's energy transitions

Bitcoin's carbon footprint, South Africa and Europe's energy transitions

Update: 2022-01-13
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The cryptocurrency Bitcoin consumes a huge amount of energy. We take a look at why this is and what can be done about it. And how do lawmakers ensure a green energy transition actually reduces fossil fuel use? South Africa is planning to move away from its reliance on coal, but plans are afoot to extract natural gas from the ocean. In the EU, new regulations make exceptions for nuclear and gas.
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Fuel on the fire

Fuel on the fire

2022-05-2629:59

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Bitcoin's carbon footprint, South Africa and Europe's energy transitions

Bitcoin's carbon footprint, South Africa and Europe's energy transitions

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