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Andrew Reimers

Energy systems analyst


Andrew Reimers is an energy systems analyst living in Austin. He was previously a researcher in the Webber Energy Group at the University of Texas at Austin and at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO. He holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. The views expressed in this article are the author's own.

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Cryptocurrencies could increase capacity for renewable energy

Crypto-mining, the process by which a global network of computers verify Bitcoin transactions, could allow for more renewable energy sources like wind and solar to be integrated into our electricity systems. By running off electricity that would otherwise be curtailed because of low demand, crypto-mining could allow more clean energy to be profitably built on the grid.

Fossil fuels and higher education in Texas

It may be financially prudent for the state's Permanent University Fund to diversify its portfolio away from fossil fuels. If such assets are still going to be valuable for some time, however, it would be counterproductive to divest from fossil fuels rather than putting those revenues to good use.