Energy and Emissions of the Ethereum network
added on 2021/12/03 @ 14:47:28 | 1917 views| category: climate-change

The Ethereum ecosystem is maintained by a distributed global network of computers that currently require massive amounts of computational power. Previous work on estimating the energy use and emissions of the Ethereum network has relied on top-down economic analysis and rough estimates of hardware efficiency and emissions factors. In this work we provide a bottom-up analysis that works from hashrate to an energy usage estimate, and from mining locations to an emissions factor estimate, and combines these for an overall emissions estimate.

https://arxiv.org/abs/2112.01238
https://arxiv.org/pdf/2112.01238.pdf

tags: #ethereum #emissions #co2 #mining