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Bitfarms farm in Argentina to mine bitcoins with surplus energy from private plant

Bitfarms’ Bitcoin mining farm in Argentina already has a confirmed location: it will be in the town of Córdoba, at the Modesto Maranzana Thermoelectric Power Plant, owned by the Albanesi group. The installation of the Albanesi group will also sell the necessary energy for the Bitcoin mining operation that Bitfarms will have in the South …

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BTC mining would consume 0.38% of the energy wasted globally, reveals Bitcoin Mining Council report – DiarioBitcoin

US authorities capture nuclear engineer after receiving cryptocurrencies for the sale of secret plans - DiarioBitcoin

By Angel Di Matteo @shadowargel Among other data, the Bitcoin Mining Council estimates that 65% of unionized mining companies make use of renewable energies, and that the single network BTC it would only consume 2.8% of the wasted electricity in the US alone. *** The organization co-founded by Elon Musk and Michael Saylor to address …

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China’s bitcoin miners’ exodus impacts Russia’s energy sector

The mining of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies could be subject to special rates for electricity service in Russia. This was stated by the head of the Russian Energy Ministry, Nikolai Shulginov, this week. “To maintain the reliability and quality of the electricity supply, we believe that it is necessary to exclude the possibility that miners …

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Regulations and policies to enhance the energy transition Are we ready for the challenge?

Distributed energy resource

Distributed generation (DG) is defined, in general terms, as the generation installation at the distribution level. It is not a new concept. In several countries, the rules that allow small-scale generation for self-consumption, or that allow energy credits to be earned, are already decades old. Our region is not the exception, for example, Panama established …

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The time has come for solar energy to jump into the water!

Solar floating photovoltaic

Floating photovoltaic solar energy is gaining relevance around the world. Recently, plants with a capacity of tens and even hundreds of megawatts were installed in China, with more planned in India and Southeast Asia. In 2018, the accumulated installed capacity of floating solar panels was 1,000 MW, of which more than 500 MW were installed …

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A plan to achieve 70% renewable energy in the electricity matrix by 2030

Paneles solares-un plan para alcanzar 70% de energía renovable

In recent months, global awareness of the urgency of achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement has increased. Following recent IPCC reports, the energy transition took concrete shape: achieving net zero emissions globally around 2050. In the coming months, world leaders will meet to find viable paths to meet this challenge. The summit of the …

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Five things you should know about the energy sector in Latin America and the Caribbean

Chile_cosas que debes saber sobre energia

18 million people do not have access to electricity in Latin America and the Caribbean. In the year 2030, there should not be a single citizen of Latin America and the Caribbean without electricity. This figure is equivalent to the population of Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Honduras, or close to the total population of Ecuador. …

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The figures that set the pace of the region’s energy matrix during COVID-19

Subestación eléctrica. Hitos que marcaron la matriz de generación

The health and economic crisis resulting from COVID-19 generated a drop and transformation in energy demand. The IDB regularly monitors the impact on the electricity system through technical notes, blogs, and a data visualization tool in the Energy HUB. Learn about the milestones that set the pace of the energy matrix in Latin America and …

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