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Apr 24, 2018

Power-sucking bitcoin 'mines' spark backlash

by Michael Hill

Bitcoin "miners" who use rows of computers whirring at the same time to produce virtual currencies began taking root along New York's northern border a couple of years ago to tap into some of the nation's cheapest hydroelectric power, offering an air of Silicon ...

Energy riches fuel bitcoin craze for speculation-shy Iceland

Feb 12, 2018

Energy riches fuel bitcoin craze for speculation-shy Iceland

Iceland is expected to use more energy "mining" bitcoins and other virtual currencies this year than it uses to power its homes. With massive amounts of electricity needed to run the computers that create bitcoins, large virtual currency companies have established a base in the ...

Japan to set rules for offshore wind power generation

Jan 9, 2018

Japan to set rules for offshore wind power generation

The government plans to set rules to promote wind power generation, which emits only a small amount of carbon dioxide, in Japanese waters, sources said Tuesday. The rules will be specified in a bill the government plans to submit to the Diet during an ordinary ...