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Proponents of blockchain believe its tokenization properties and smart contracts can help to fairly distribute energy through microgrids or even provide incentives to improve energy efficiency. However, others have pointed out that blockchain itself has contributed significantly to increased global warming.
The following article takes a look at some of the best examples pointing towards a carbon-neutral or even green-leaning blockchain future: [The Latest Blockchain Trend Is To Go Green](https://www.oobit.com/blog/the-latest-blockchain-trend-is-to-go-green/)
* Efforce (cofounded by Steve Wozniak) making investments into energy efficiency for high returns for the future. So, instead of having companies spend their budget on improving energy infrastructure, externalized investments can be brought in.
* The Brooklyn Microgrid (BMG) is a community-driven, peer-to-peer localized energy marketplace that uses blockchain technology to create a microgrid ecosystem.
* Utilizing Bitcoin mining to convert waste gas, a byproduct or side effect of oil and gas operations (gas flaring), into cryptocurrencies. Due to the somewhat-portable usage of mining rigs, companies are working with the oil and gas industries to capture and turn these waste energy sources into profitable cryptocurrencies.