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Bitcoin mining has generated a slew of headlines and controversies surrounding the immense amount of energy that’s needed to mine - or generate - new tokens. These days, that controversy has largely died down, but many people still wonder if Bitcoin mining still presents a serious new global warming problem. Bitcoin mining at one point took up as much energy as was required by the entire country of Switzerland, according to a tool from Cambridge University. The vast majority of energy used for mining Bitcoin was coming from renewable sources, though skeptics continued to insist that this was inaccurate.