January 5th Program at 7pm on Zoom – Click Here to Register

Crypto Mining: Impact on the Environment, Sierra Club January 5th Program on Zoom

Advance Registration Required – Click Here to Register

Cryptocurrency mining has come to the eye of environmental teams ,together with the Sierra Club, for the numerous methods it’s dangerous to the atmosphere and undermines our local weather change objectives. This unregulated business makes use of huge quantities of electrical energy to energy and to cool specialised computer systems which run 24/7 to resolve complicated mathematical issues. All of this work is to win one Bitcoin. Then it begins once more the place this ‘quantity guessing recreation’ goes on concurrently in crypto mining websites everywhere in the world.  Sources have shared that the electrical energy consumption of crypto mining yearly is equal to the complete nation of Argentina. For this purpose, crypto mining has been banned in 9 nations, together with China, and restricted in 42 others. The U.S. presently has no rules in place. This degree of vitality consumption places local weather change objectives at threat, together with the power to scale back our general carbon footprint.

On January 5th, 4 folks with direct expertise of the draw back of crypto mining will inform the WNC Sierra Club (Wenoca) their tales and methods for aligning with authorities and non-authorities businesses to help the communities across the mines.

Leading the group shall be Rob Altenburg, the Senior Director for Energy and Climate at Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future (PennFuture), an environmental advocacy group working to lead the transition to a clear vitality financial system in Pennsylvania and past. As a licensed legal professional with a robust technical background, he works carefully with legislators, administration officers, regulatory businesses, the advocacy group, and the general public growing workable coverage options to deal with the local weather disaster.

Also talking shall be three ladies who by no means anticipated they might turn into advocates for neighbors of crypto mining websites: Yvonne Taylor, Abi Buddington, and Cyndie Roberson. They will relate their experiences in New York and North Carolina.


After registering, you’ll obtain a affirmation e mail containing details about becoming a member of the assembly.

For extra data, contact WNC Sierra Club Chair Judy Mattox at [email protected], (828) 683-2176.    


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