No private power with public risks!

The Greenidge Station in Dresden New York is burning fracked gas for bitcoin mining while claiming its providing a public utility. This facility is polluting the  air and water in the local community and needs to be stopped. Join CTPFL in our effort to monitor and stop this project from going forward in the Finger Lakes. No community should bear the environmental costs of such an operation!

Background on Greenidge Generation

Greenidge Power

Greenidge is an old coal power plant with an already bad environmental history. It was converted to a gas-fired plant for use as a “peaker plant”- to be used only when excess energy was needed by the grid, and not run continually.

Now, its out of state owners at Atlas Holdings want to expand operations by proposing an increase of 700% from historical use for a privately owned bitcoin operation which would consume enough power to fuel more than 90,000 homes.

That’s bigger than 2 of Amazon’s immense data centers; all so millionaire Private Equity guys in Connecticut can generate 5 bitcoins per day.

Greenidge is using a 67-year old steam turbine that operates at 35% efficiency and should have been retired decades ago (by comparison modern turbines operate at 65% efficiency).

Recent News

Greenidge’s Bitcoin Operation on Seneca Lake Loses its Bid for New Air Emissions Permit, Jeopardizing its Future Operation

July 1, 2022

DRESDEN, June 30, 2022 —The state Department of Environmental Conservation today denied Greenidge Generation LLC’s application to renew its Title V air permit, jeopardizing the future operation of the plant’s controversial Bitcoin mining […]

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Sign the Letter – No Fracked Gas for Bitcoin Mining!

May 8, 2022

As you may have heard, the State Assembly passed a bill that would place a 2-year moratorium on crypto mining in fossil fuel plants while a full Environmental Impact Study is completed to […]

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Climate Can’t Wait Earth Day Mobilization

April 13, 2022

On Earth Day, Friday, April 22nd, people from all over New York will gather in Albany to show support for climate action and the Climate Can’t Wait 2022 policy package. RSVP for Manhattan BussesRSVP for Brooklyn […]

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2022 Action Alert – Call Hochul – Keep up the pressure

January 5, 2022

Happy New Year!   So thankful for each of you and all we are collectively doing to help educate our community locally and really nationally.   Proof of Work Cryptocurrency mining is squarely […]

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