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Blockchain Energy Startup Power Ledger Extends P2P Power Trading Trial

News Energy-focused blockchain startup Power Ledger has extended its peer-to-peer (P2P) energy trading trial into its next phase in the Australian city of Fremantle. In a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Aug. 21, Power Ledger revealed the continuation of its p2p solar power trading trial..

Japan to Solarize Its Burgeoning Digital Economy, Expert Take

Expert Take Society is now witnessing the implementation of digital currencies, artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain technology worldwide. These new digital technologies necessitate very high consumption of electric energy, which is currently produced with coal and fossil fuels that have ad..

Water Management Firm to Use Data Gumbo’s Services for Efficiency

News Austin-based Antelope Water Management has announced that it is going to start using a blockchain platform developed by Data Gumbo. The announcement appeared in a press release on Aug. 15. Antelope Water Management is a company that develops sustainability-focused water services for oil and ..

Power Ledger and KEPCO Complete Blockchain Energy Trade Trial in Japan

News Australian energy technology company Power Ledger and Japanese Kansai Electric Power Co. (KEPCO) have completed a joint trial of a blockchain-based system for post-FIT (feed-in tariff) surplus power in Osaka. P2P transaction of surplus powerIn an announcement published on Aug. 12, Power Ledge..

Congressional Research Service Examines Blockchain in Energy Sector

News The Congressional Research Service has released a report that examines, among other things, the potential advantages and disadvantages of pursuing blockchain-based solutions for the energy sector. The Congressional Research Service released their findings in a report on Aug. 9, entitled “Bitc..

US DOE Dedicates $1.05 Mil to Blockchain Energy Management Platform

News The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded a grant worth $1.05 million to organizations working to commercialize a blockchain-based energy transaction platform. From energy management to energy exchangeThe news comes from an August 9 press release shared by energy company ComEd,..

New Iranian Law: Government Will Not Recognize Crypto-Related Trade

News The Iranian government has instituted a new law that does not accept crypto as legal tender or recognize domestic transactions carried out with cryptocurrencies. On Aug. 4, the Cabinet of Iran ratified and released a new bill saying that the government will not recognize any domestic trading ..

Is US Environmental Tax Policy Hindering Solar Power to Fuel Digital Technologies?

Expert Take Society is now witnessing the implementation of digital currencies, AI and blockchain technology worldwide. These new digital technologies, necessitate very high consumption of electric energy, currently produced with coal and fossil fuels with adverse environmental effects. A global s..

Japanese General Trading Company Backs Blockchain Platform for Wind, Solar

News Marubeni Corp., a major Japanese sōgō shōsha, or general trading company, is now backing a blockchain-based power trading platform. Per a report by Reuters on July 23, Marubeni has issued a loan to Lithuania-based blockchain project WePower. Per Reuters, the size of Marubeni’s stake in WePowe..

IEA Report: Bitcoin Causes 0.03%-0.06% of Global CO2 Emissions

News According to a report released on July 23 by the International Energy Agency Bitcoin (BTC) mining is likely responsible for 10‑20 Megatonne (Mt) of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year or 0.03-0.06% of global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions. Bitcoin consumed more in 6 months than Ireland in ..

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