energy

Hydro-electric power plant that supplies energy to Bitfarms' Cowansville facility (Aoyon Ashraf/CoinDesk)
CEO of Canadian Utility That Proposed Banning New Power to Crypto Miners Exits
Hydro-Québec CEO Sophie Brochu will officially step down in April after three years leading the company.
Hydro-electric power plant that supplies energy to Bitfarms' Cowansville facility (Aoyon Ashraf/CoinDesk)

Retired Bitmain ASICs at Kryptovault's facility in Norway. (Eliza Gkritsi)
Europe’s Last Bitcoin Mining Refuge Is No Longer Viable
Miners moved to northern Norway and Sweden to avoid high energy costs. Now, power prices are surging there, too.
Retired Bitmain ASICs at Kryptovault's facility in Norway. (Eliza Gkritsi)

CDCROP: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
British Columbia Imposes 18-Month Moratorium on New Crypto Mining Operations
This is the third Canadian province to limit the industry's growth as it looks to preserve capacity for communities.
CDCROP: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

CDCROP: Fabio Panetta talks to European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde. (Thierry Monasse/Getty Images)
ECB Official Says Energy-Intensive Crypto Should Be Banned
Fabio Panetta also said that investors have been caught in a "bubble."
CDCROP: Fabio Panetta talks to European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde. (Thierry Monasse/Getty Images)

Map of Africa on digital pixelated display (da-kuk/E+/Getty Images)
Jack Dorsey-Backed East African Bitcoin Miner Gridless Raises $2M
Dorsey’s Block and bitcoin venture-capital firm Stillmark co-led a seed funding round.
Map of Africa on digital pixelated display (da-kuk/E+/Getty Images)

Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
Canada's Manitoba Province Enacts 18-Month Moratorium on New Crypto Mining
The local heavily indebted public utility has received up to 4.6 GW of requests from miners looking to connect to the grid.
Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

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Why Energy Is the Most (Geo)Political Market, With Tony Greer
The Morning Navigator author explains the last two years of oil, and more.
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El órgano ejecutivo quiere que los estados miembro se preparen para bloquear la minería de criptomonedas este invierno. (Christian Lue/Unsplash)
Los países europeos deben estar listos para bloquear la minería de criptomonedas, según Comisión Europea
El órgano ejecutivo de la Unión Europea también quiere que las blockchains exhiban indicadores de eficiencia energética y que se acaben las exenciones impositivas a las criptomonedas.
El órgano ejecutivo quiere que los estados miembro se preparen para bloquear la minería de criptomonedas este invierno. (Christian Lue/Unsplash)

CDCROP: The EU flag (Christian Lue/Unsplash)
EU Countries Must Be Ready to Block Crypto Mining, Commission Says
The European Union's executive arm also wants blockchains to show energy-efficiency labels and to end crypto tax breaks.
CDCROP: The EU flag (Christian Lue/Unsplash)

CDCROP: Bruno Le Maire is a French politician and former diplomat who has served as Minister of the Economy and Finance since 2017 (Thierry Monasse/Getty Images)
France to Explore Crypto Tax Treatment Next Year
The self-styled crypto hub won’t just copy and paste traditional finance norms, but Bruno Le Maire is also worried about energy consumption
CDCROP: Bruno Le Maire is a French politician and former diplomat who has served as Minister of the Economy and Finance since 2017 (Thierry Monasse/Getty Images)