Greenpeace USA Commends the EIA’s Move to Collect Crypto Mining Energy Data

February 1, 2024

Greenpeace USA commends the EIA's announcement on collecting data on energy use by Bitcoin mines in the U.S.

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Washington DC (February 1, 2024) – Yesterday, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) announced that they will be collecting data on energy use by cryptocurrency mines in the U.S. In response to the announcement, Greenpeace USA Senior Researcher Erik Kojola, said: “We commend the recent actions taken by the EIA to address the substantial energy consumption of cryptocurrency mining, an industry that has largely operated under the radar of U.S. regulators with minimal reporting requirements. 

“The rapid growth of cryptocurrency mining, primarily for Bitcoin, in the United States over the past few years has contributed to carbon emissions, strained energy grids, and disrupted nearby communities with noise and pollution.  Data on the energy-intensive cryptocurrency mining sector is a needed first step in bringing transparency and accountability to the industry. This data will be vital for regulators, investors, and advocates to understand the scale of cryptocurrency’s energy footprint and climate risks, and help inform policy and investment decisions.We eagerly anticipate further actions from the EIA following this important initial announcement.”

Contact: Gujari Singh, Greenpeace USA Senior Communications Specialist, [email protected], (631) 404-9977

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