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Emissions and energy usage from Ethereum network

It seems clear that Ethereum (and other cryptocurrencies) in its current state is bad for the environment, but it’s hard to say how bad it really is. Kyle McDonald estimated emissions and energy usage to try to understand better: “Ethereum is comparable to keeping 2-3 coal power plant running.” See McDonald’s real-time estimates here. Tags: cryptocurrency, emissions, Ethereum, Kyle McDonald

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Bend the emissions curve

There has been progress since the Paris climate agreement in 2014, but there’s still more to do. Brad Plumer and Nadja Popovich for The New York Times look at the possible paths we could take. Tags: climate change, emissions, New York Times

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