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The Uncertain Future of Cryptocurrency

As concern grows over bitcoin’s energy use, what’s next for cryptocurrency? Cryptocurrency mining is driving up power prices in small towns with cheap electricity. Can Bitcoin be made more efficient, or is the future of crypto in another currency? Written by Robert Walton, utilitydive.com, March 28, 2018 David Bowman started mining bitcoin in his apartment […]

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Utilities Grapple with a Growing Cryptocurrency Market

Written by Allison Donnelly, ERS for Zondits, March 29, 2018 Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have seen an unprecedented boom in the last year, going from a speculative, fringe industry often associated with its use in shady industries to a major financial market player. At the same time, cryptocurrency mining – the “minting” of new “coins” […]

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ISO-NE 2018 State of the Grid

Ryan Pollin, ERS, for Zondits In late February, ISO-New England’s Gordon van Welie gave the 2018 State of the Grid presentation. The presentation slides detail New England’s generation mix and the various electricity markets. van Welie’s discussion on reliability and the health of the grid is a great lay of the land for understanding where […]

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Detailed Report Outlines How Low-Income Americans Can Benefit From Energy Efficient Programs

New Report Details Benefits of Energy Efficiency for Low-Income Americans Environmental Defense Fund, February 13, 2018 Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) released a new report today outlining the widespread benefits of low-income energy efficiency programs and concrete steps that states can take toward energy efficiency for all as they continue to step up on climate action. “All Americans […]