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Luckbox Magazine: Bitcoin mining is spewing carbon

Cambridge Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index developed at Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, based at Cambridge Judge Business School, is quoted in the article. According to the index, bitcoin mining uses more electricity than most nation-states. Read the full article [luckboxmagazine.com]…

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Flexible energy markets

How can regulators better support the trend toward intermittent renewable energy connected to lower voltage distribution networks in order to prevent network overload? Regulatory changes so far vary widely, finds a new paper from Cambridge Judge Business School. Professor Michael…

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Blue electricity snaps across a network of honeycombs.

The New York Times: Bitcoin uses more electricity than many countries. How is that possible?

Research on Bitcoin mining by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, based at Cambridge Judge Business School, is cited in the New York Times article on electricity use. (subs) Read the full article [nytimes.com]…

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Energy Monitor: Why state control of the UK power system can help drive the energy transition

Michael Pollitt, Professor of Business Economics at Cambridge Judge Business School, discusses future electricity system operation model in the UK. “A private model would be an experiment and it is difficult to think of how the performance contract would work…

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BBC News: Cambridge data shows Bitcoin mining on the move

New data from the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance shows geographic shifts in Bitcoin mining – with China’s share declining sharply even before a government crackdown in June 2021. “The Cambridge researchers observed that the crackdown, once enacted, effectively led…

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Financial Times: China’s share of bitcoin electricity usage drops as Kazakhstan surges

A further press coverage for the new update of the Cambridge Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index (CBECI) by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF). The CCAF data shows “China’s global hashrate, the computational power required to mine new bitcoins, fell…

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New data reveals timeline of China’s bitcoin mining exodus

Research team from the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), unveils new datasets showing geographic shifts in Bitcoin mining – with China's share declining sharply even before a government crackdown in June 2021. by Michel Rauchs, Digital Assets Lead at…

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The Economist: Deep in rural China, bitcoin miners are packing up

A new update of Cambridge Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index (CBECI) by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge reveals that China’s share of total Bitcoin mining power has declined from 75.5% in September 2019 to 46% in April…

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Financial Times: Bitcoin’s growing energy problem: ‘It’s a dirty currency’

Some more press coverage for the Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index developed by Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, based at Cambridge Judge Business School, in the Financial Times. “The latest calculation from Cambridge university’s Bitcoin Electricity Consumption index suggests that bitcoin…

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The Telegraph: Green energy drive puts Britain’s resilience in doubt

Michael Pollitt, Professor of Business Economics at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on UK’s green energy supply. “We need more interconnection with the rest of Europe,” says Professor Pollitt. “We have a fairly isolated grid but we are building more…

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