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The oldest renewable energy facility in the world that's still running managed to avoid being dismantled and became profitable again thanks to Bitcoin mining


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A hydroelectric plant in Mechanicville, New York, has been nominated for national engineering landmark status for being the oldest renewable energy facility in the world that's still running. The plant, which was built in 1897, still uses all of the original 1800s machinery, which is now being used to produce bitcoin. "We can actually make more money with bitcoin than selling the electricity to National Grid," said Jim Besha Sr., CEO of Albany Engineering Corp.

https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Mechanicville-hydro-plant-gets-new-life-16299115.php

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the public is slowly starting to realize that bitcoin mining’s impact on the environment will be the exact opposite to the fud parroted in the media.

bitcoin mining is kick starting a revolution in clean energy because now clean energy has a customer that is guaranteed to buy enormous amounts of energy that would otherwise be stranded or wasted or gives new life to under-utilized infrastructure.

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