As DOE Preps for Take Two of Controversial Crypto Mining Survey, Industry Weighs in

As DOE Preps for Take Two of Controversial Crypto Mining Survey, Industry Weighs in


After the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) first attempt to survey crypto mining companies about their energy usage was kneecapped by a lawsuit, the department is getting ready to try again – but this time, it’s seeking input from crypto industry participants first.

The Energy Information Administration (EIA), a federal agency within the DOE that oversees energy statistics and analysis, hosted a public webinar on Wednesday to hear comments from interested members of the public – including crypto miners and industry participants – about how such a survey should be crafted ahead of a planned rulemaking proposal to be published in the Federal Register.

In January, the agency floated a

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