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2021-04-16: Bitcoin Miners Scout for Site in Watkins Glen; Canadian Bitcoin Miner Buys Power Plant Near Buffalo
2021-04-13: A New Threat to New York’s Clean Energy Goals: Bitcoin Mining
2021-04-08: Spotlighting Greenidge’s Air Emissions, EarthJustice Warns: Power-Hungry Data Centers Could Sink NYS Climate Goals
Background on Greenidge Generation
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).
Climate Consequences of Crypto-Currency: Speaking Out Against the Greenridge Fracked Gas Power Plant
Dear Friends,On October 4 at 7:00 pm, Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter, Seneca Lake Guardian, Food & Water Watch and Earthjustice are hosting a webinar, the Climate Consequences of Crypto-Currency: Speaking Out Against the […]Read More
Are you a Support.Com shareholder? If so, do you know the truth about Greenidge Generation? Greenidge Generation is operating a cryptocurrency mining facility in the #FingerLakes on decades-old permits. What’s more, they’ve been […]Read More
To sign the petition: http://chng.it/2LxmfzddBy Please circulate: Currently over 3000 signatures. To Our Seneca Lake Friends, A unified approach was successful in blocking the Romulus Incinerator. But there are many unresolved environmental […]Read More