Ethereum (ETH) challenger Solana (SOL) rolled out a new carbon emissions tracker on Friday in a bid to be more environmentally conscious.
The Solana Foundation says it’s the first smart contract blockchain project “to have its emissions measured in real-time.”
It developed the emissions tracker in partnership with Seattle-based carbon data platform Trycarbonara.
The Solana Foundation says it is also working on multiple new features that it hopes will make the network more energy efficient.
“Information and Computing Technology (ICT) accounts for up to 3.9% of global carbon emissions – more than that of the airline industry. Accurate measurement with real-time carbon data is the first step toward cutting emissions. We hope the Solana Foundation’s efforts will inspire other blockchain networks and projects to take similar steps towards measuring their emissions and building a more regenerative on-chain community.”
The tracker embeds software directly on Solana nodes, which the Solana Foundation says will enable an up-to-date, comprehensive measurement of the project’s ongoing carbon footprint.
The data portal also includes comparison charts that will show what Solana transactions are equivalent to, emissions-wise.
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