Germany’s energy transition: the role of blockchain in promoting renewable energy technologies

Joao Francisco writes on the Business Blockchain HQ website about how several German companies are using blockchain to help deploy renewable energy in the energy transition to a low-carbon economy.   Blockchain Plays Leading Role in Germany’s Renewable Energy Evolution Germany’s renewable energy push is taking shape as the country abandons coal and nuclear-based energy … Continue reading Germany’s energy transition: the role of blockchain in promoting renewable energy technologies

Solving the energy consumption and scaling problems will be crucial if Bitcoin, or any other cryptocurrency, is ever to fulfil its dream of replacing existing payment method

“The energy consumption required to continue this speculative bubble is tremendous. Maintaining the Bitcoin network currently consumes more electricity than entire nations like Switzerland …” writes Thomas Hornigold on the singularityhub website about the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. He goes on to discuss the energy issues and the options that are becoming available. He concludes: “We can’t … Continue reading Solving the energy consumption and scaling problems will be crucial if Bitcoin, or any other cryptocurrency, is ever to fulfil its dream of replacing existing payment method

One of Apple’s co-founders carrying out an initiative that will be incorporating blockchain to improve energy efficiency

Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak has carried out an initiative that will be incorporating blockchain to bring more efficiency in the field of energy through a company in Malta. Ravi Rd explains in an article on the AllStocks website.   Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Builds a Blockchain Energy-Efficiency Company in Malta Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak has … Continue reading One of Apple’s co-founders carrying out an initiative that will be incorporating blockchain to improve energy efficiency

The association between blockchains and energy

While the jury is still out, many are appreciating the role that blockchains can play in the energy sector.  Simon Chandler explains in an article on the Coin Telegraph website. Blockchain Tech and the Energy Industry: More Decentralization and Greater Efficiency The association between blockchains and energy is usually a negative one. “The Bitcoin blockchain … Continue reading The association between blockchains and energy

Spanish utility now using blockchain to “guarantee” that the energy it supplies to its customers comes from 100 percent renewable sources

Blockchain technology is starting to become an important tool for many industries. Anmar Frangoul explains how the energy company Iberdrola is using it to promote renewable energy in an article on the CNBC website.   Iberdrola uses blockchain to ensure renewable energy supply Major utility provider Iberdrola has used blockchain technology to “guarantee” that the … Continue reading Spanish utility now using blockchain to “guarantee” that the energy it supplies to its customers comes from 100 percent renewable sources

A blockchain-powered renewable energy certificate (REC) marketplace has opened in Singapore

The use of blockchain technology has become more popular recently.  How its use will evolve will be interesting to see.  Tom Kenning writes on the pv-tech website about how one utility in Singapore has launched a blockchain-powered renewable energy certificate (REC) marketplace, which is amongst the first of its kind worldwide. What are your views? … Continue reading A blockchain-powered renewable energy certificate (REC) marketplace has opened in Singapore

The explosion in renewable energy projects on blockchain is already promising

We are reading about the use of blockchain in many applications.  Ralph Tkatchuk writes on the dataconomy website about its use in promoting renewable energy.   How Blockchain is Boosting Renewable Energy The explosion in renewable energy projects on blockchain is already promising—there are 122 startups operating in the space, with nearly half launching since … Continue reading The explosion in renewable energy projects on blockchain is already promising

Blockchain’s potential role in sustainable development

Adam Fishman Lynn Wagner explains on the International Institute for Environment and Development SDG Knowledge Hub website about blockchain’s potential for contributing to SDG implementation.  This week Energycities also announced a new report on blockchain and the energy transition. It is available here.   Policy Brief: SDG Knowledge Weekly: Blockchain in Practice This week’s brief … Continue reading Blockchain’s potential role in sustainable development

Attempting to turn on the lights using the power of blockchain technology

Few of us fully understand the concept of blockchain. In this article on the bitcoinmagazine website, Rebecca Campbell discusses how blockchain technology can bring us more renewable energy.   Bringing Renewable Energy to the World Using Blockchain Technology Modern energy services are vital to human well-being and to a country’s economic development, yet according to … Continue reading Attempting to turn on the lights using the power of blockchain technology

Harnessing the power of blockchains to democratise green power

Srinivasan Keshav, Professor, School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo in Canada writes on The Conversation website about the potential use of blockchains to play a key role in the energy transition.   How blockchain can democratize green power Imagine buying a solar panel from a hardware store, mounting it on your roof, … Continue reading Harnessing the power of blockchains to democratise green power