- Politicians require a report on a number of issues related to their activities
The American senator and an ardent opponent of mining sent regular letters to large companies
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has asked miners for more information on energy usage. Report Deadline February.
Such chain letters have already been received by Riot Blockchain, Marathon Digital Holdings, Stronghold Digital Mining, Bitdeer, Bitfury Group and Bit Digital.
Recall that in December last year, Miss Warren already sent a similar letter to the mining company Greenidge. In it, she expressed concern about high power consumption.
In a new letter, the senator and her colleagues asked each miner to provide the following information:
- volumes of electricity consumption;
- plans for scaling their activities;
- contracts with utilities;
- impact of their operations on consumers and small businesses.
“Unusually high energy consumption and carbon emissions could undermine our hard work in combating the climate crisis. Not to mention the detrimental impact of cryptocurrency mining on the local environment and electricity prices,” Warren added in her letter.
In conclusion, she added a list of requests from lawmakers from different countries on the power consumption of miners that work on the Proof-of-Work (PoW) algorithm. Recently, there was a congressional hearing in the United States where officials discussed the use of energy in PoW work.