PEi Connect offers a short take a look at what acquired our consideration in the course of the week (Three-10 June), and first up we give attention to El Salvador’s plan to make use of volcanic geothermal as a clear vitality supply to mine Bitcoin.
Crypto mining utilizing volcanic geothermal
El Salvador has turn into the primary nation on the earth to formally undertake Bitcoin because the authorized tender. The nation has mentioned that it’s going to mine the cryptocurrency utilizing geothermal vitality from its volcanoes. President Nayib Bukele mentioned that the nation’s engineers have dug a brand new effectively that can present round 95MW of 100% clear and 0 emissions geothermal vitality from the volcano. Why is that this necessary? Read this insightful article from IRENA.
UK Government cracks down on emissions
New measures would require companies to decide to internet zero by 2050 and publish clear and credible carbon discount plans earlier than they’ll bid for main authorities contracts. The measures introduced on World Environment Day (June 5), make the UK authorities the primary on the earth to place this requirement in place. Read extra about these new guidelines.
Molten Salt Reactors for the win
In this attention-grabbing interview, Enlit Europes Patrick Bauduin talks to Thomas Jam Pedersen, Founder of Copenhagen Atomics in regards to the idea of molten salt reactors and thorium as a gasoline. These reactors, which use molten salt as liquid gasoline and coolant, may very well be a significant contributor to the nuclear vitality sector with advantages together with security, effectivity, and adaptability in fuels and purposes. Watch the video right here or learn extra about molten salt reactors right here.
Map the planet
Data is being mixed into maps so as to present simply accessible info on a spread of renewable energy-related subjects. We current two of the newest maps that acquired our consideration, particularly IRENA’s Global Atlas for Renewable Energy (seen beneath) and Pillsbury’s Hydrogen Map, that gives an inventory of hydrogen initiatives all over the world along with their mission standing, begin date, location and color of the hydrogen produced.
Connect with us subsequent week for an additional number of attention-grabbing sector information. Until then, take care, keep protected and energy on.
The PEi Ed crew 🙂
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