Category: Dresden

NYS Assembly passes two-year moratorium on cryptocurrency mini

NYS Assembly passes two-year moratorium on cryptocurrency mining, bill headed to Senate

The New York State Assembly voted on Tuesday to pass a law that would impose a two-year moratorium on proof-of-work cryptocurrency mining operations. Assembly Bill A7389C is now on its way to the state Senate. The legislation is sponsored by Assemblymember Anna ... MORE
DEC needed months to review public comments that ran 100-to-1 against Greenidge’s bitcoin operation

DEC needed months to review public comments that ran 100-to-1 against Greenidge’s bitcoin operation

Nearly 4,000 public comments on Greenidge Generation’s bid to renew a state air emissions permit for its Bitcoin mining operation ran nearly 100-to-1 negative last Fall, according to a recent analysis by researchers from Cornell University. The findings shed new light on ... MORE
Researchers will present analysis of nearly 4,000 public comments on Greenidge air permit

Researchers will present analysis of nearly 4,000 public comments on Greenidge air permit

On Monday, researchers from Cornell University will present their analysis of 3,919 files containing public comments sent to the Department of Environmental Conservation regarding Greenidge Generation’s air permit renewal. After FOILing for the comments, researchers used text analysis to find that at ... MORE
State regulators punt ruling on permit for bitcoin mining operation in Finger Lakes until after primary

Closer look at how state regulators punted a major decision on bitcoin mining in the Finger Lakes and New York

Facing a major test on how the state plans to enforce its ambitious 2019 climate change law, state regulators on Thursday delayed for the second time a ruling on an air permit for a Bitcoin mining operation in the Finger Lakes ... MORE
DEC again delays decision on Greenidge permit renewal

DEC again delays decision on Greenidge permit renewal

The state DEC says no decision will be made on a permit renewal for Greenidge Generation’s cryptocurrency mining operation on Seneca Lake until after the June primary elections. Bloomberg reports both those in the cryptocurrency industry and environmental advocates see a decision ... MORE
Dresden woman arrested for driving while intoxicated

Dresden woman arrested for driving while intoxicated

Police arrest a Dresden woman for driving while intoxicated. According to a news release, the Penn Yan Police Department arrested Kimberly A. Mahan, 39, of Dresden following an investigation where she was charged with DWI. Police were interviewing Mahan when several signs ... MORE
Anti-Greenidge cryptocurrency mining rally being held today at state Capitol

Anti-Greenidge cryptocurrency mining rally being held today at state Capitol

Environmental advocates and public officials will rally against cryptocurrency mining today at the state Capitol. On March 31, the DEC is expected to announce its decision on a permit renewal application filed by Greenidge Generation for its cryptocurrency mining operation on Seneca ... MORE
Greenidge Generation releases video series profiling Dresden facility team leaders

Greenidge Generation releases video series profiling Dresden facility team leaders

Greenidge Generation Holdings Inc. has launched a new series of videos profiling team members who have been benefited from the company’s cryptocurrency mining operation. The series begins with short videos introducing team members employed at the company’s Dresden facility, according to The ... MORE
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Greenidge says it has doubled employment at Dresden Bitcoin facility since start of COVID-19 pandemic

Greenidge Generation says it has doubled employment at its Bitcoin mining facility in the village of Dresden since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a news release, the company said full time employment has increased from 22 in February, 2020 to ... MORE
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Hochul’s DEC gives Greenidge crucial time extension to expand bitcoin mining before it rules on air permit renewal

In a private agreement with Greenidge Generation LLC, Gov. Kathy Hochul’s environmental regulators awarded the company a crucial two-month window to install thousands of new Bitcoin mining rigs at its Dresden power plant before they rule on renewing its long-expired air emissions ... MORE
Greenidge Generation anticipates over $3 million in local, state taxes

Greenidge Generation anticipates over $3 million in local, state taxes

Yates County-based Greenidge Generation has announced it will pay more than $3 million in taxes for calendar-year 2021. That’s about $2 million higher than the company paid in taxes for 2020, or a 200% increase. Greenidge Generation said the sharp increase in ... MORE
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With high expected demand for electricity, Greenidge curtails Dresden cryptocurrency mining

Due to anticipated high demand for electricity because of the arctic temperatures followed by the overnight snowstorm, Greenidge Generation has announced it’s curtailing its cryptocurrency mining operation in Dresden. In a statement, the company said: “Due to high electricity demand resulting from ... MORE
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EPA denies Greenidge permit extension to operate coal ash pond

The federal Environmental Protection Agency has denied Greenidge Generation a permit extension to continue operating a coal ash pond left over from when its power plant on Seneca Lake in Dresden burned coal. The pond was under an April 11,2021 deadline to ... MORE
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Pressure on DEC to deny permit renewal for Greenidge’s Lockwood Hills Coal Ash Landfill

In a fresh challenge to the state’s piecemeal approach to regulating the environmental risks of Greenidge Generation’s bitcoin mining operation, 10 environmental groups are seeking to block the renewal of a discharge permit for the company’s Lockwood Hills coal ash landfill. The ... MORE
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Seneca Falls among communities receiving water quality grants announced by Governor Hochul today

The town of Seneca Falls is getting a $1.285 million dollar state grant to replace outdated water meters with what the state calls “advanced metering infrastructure technology.” The grant is part of $23 million in water quality grants announced by Governor Kathy ... MORE