In Bitcoin’s case, the novel technology provides energy producers a radically new way to monetize energy, and as a result it will permeate every energy production site across the globe. This will push down the profitable price of energy for all miners, driving more energy efficiency as wasted, stranded and renewable sources with near-zero (or below zero) energy cost are sought out to power mining facilities.
If you think Bitcoin is bad for the environment, before reading this article, consider that many Bitcoiners are environmentalists. If you think that is contradictory, forget everything you knew about the topic. Technologists and innovators care about our environment, and we will be part of building the solutions.