Category: Dresden

Lawmakers consider bill that would impose 3-year state moratorium on bitcoin mining, force environmental impact statement

Lawmakers consider bill that would impose 3-year state moratorium on bitcoin mining, force environmental impact statement

The legislation stems from alarm over the prospect that Greenidge Generation’s proposed expansion of Bitcoin operations at its power plant in Dresden could be the harbinger of a wave of power plant conversions that would undermine the state’s ambitious climate action goals ... MORE
Greenidge releases daily water temperature data for trout spawning season

Greenidge releases daily water temperature data for trout spawning season

Last week Greenidge Generation published what it says is daily water temperature data from its power generation and data processing center operation between March 1 and April 17 – a critical time during trout spawning season. Given the importance of trout season ... MORE
DiSanto Propane (Billboard)
Greenidge's bitcoin mining ambitions are headed for conflict with New York State's Clean Energy agenda

Greenidge’s bitcoin mining ambitions are headed for conflict with New York State’s Clean Energy agenda

Editor’s Note: This story was originally published by New York Focus, written by Peter Mantius. His blog Water Front Online covers the region and state’s most important environmental issues.  A decade ago, the bankrupt owner of the Greenidge power plant in Dresden, ... MORE
Spotlighting Greenidge’s air emissions, EarthJustice warns: Power-hungry data centers could sink NYS climate goals

Spotlighting Greenidge’s air emissions, EarthJustice warns: Power-hungry data centers could sink NYS climate goals

EarthJustice and the Sierra Club are calling for the Cuomo Administration take decisive action on Greenidge Generation’s pending renewal of its air emissions permit, potentially jeopardizing the plant’s proposed expansion of Bitcoin processing operations. EarthJustice and Sierra Club call for an environmental ... MORE
As bitcoin’s price rockets ever higher, Greenidge mining profits soar: Will owners’ windfall wealth trickle down?

As bitcoin’s price rockets ever higher, Greenidge mining profits soar: Will owners’ windfall wealth trickle down?

Greenidge Generation’s earnings surged last year thanks to its impeccably-timed move into Bitcoin mining, and prospects for even greater cryptocurrency profits look bright — at least for the near term. Company owners are seizing the moment to harness market enthusiasm by offering ... MORE
Greenidge parent company merges with Support.com

Greenidge parent company merges with Support.com

Greenidge Generation announced that its holding company has signed an agreement to merge with Support.com. The deal is subject to shareholder approval and customary closing conditions, according to Greenidge. Support.com is a leading provider of customer and technical support solutions delivered by ... MORE
Yates Planning Board sends Greenidge app back to Torrey Town Board forcing supermajority vote

Yates Planning Board sends Greenidge app back to Torrey Town Board forcing supermajority vote

The Yates County Planning Board decided not to recommend an application by Greenidge Generation to expand its site in Torrey. Following that decision on Thursday, the entire application will be sent back to the Town of Torrey Planning Board for a February ... MORE
Cuomo let’s Greenidge, Cargill skip environmental reviews triggering outcry, lawsuits

Cuomo lets Greenidge, Cargill skip environmental reviews triggering outcry, lawsuits

For a decade, the Cuomo Administration has narrowly applied state environmental law to a pair of Finger Lakes industrial projects in ways that favor their out-of-state owners at the expense of those most likely to be harmed. The state DEC has not ... MORE
Greenidge makes $25K donation to Dresden FD for equipment purchase

Greenidge makes $25K donation to Dresden FD for equipment purchase

Greenidge Generation has made a significant contribution to the Dresden Fire Department. They donated $25,000 toward the purchase of a Jaws of Life, a piece of equipment regularly used at serious car accidents. “The village of Dresden is our home where our ... MORE
Dresden, Life, Yates County
Activists call for Cuomo to deny Greenidge permit

Activists call for Gov. Cuomo to deny Greenidge Generation permit

Organizations from across NY State, businesses, residents, and visitors to the Finger Lakes region are urging Governor Cuomo to direct his DEC to deny Greenidge Power Facility’s storm water permit and immediately revoke the existing air and SPDES permits for this facility’s power ... MORE
DEBRIEF: Why has the fishing ‘gone to hell’ on Seneca Lake? (podcast)

DEBRIEF: Why has the fishing ‘gone to hell’ on Seneca Lake? (podcast)

This week Peter Mantius – founder and editor of The Water Front Online – brought us a story focused on the status of Greenidge Generation, and it’s impact on the local environment. Specifically, how has Greenidge’s expansion into bitcoin mining impacted the ... MORE
Seneca Falls Country Club (Billboard)
Yates County residents encourage DEC to modify, revoke Greenidge permits over plan to expand bitcoin mining

Yates County residents encourage DEC to modify, revoke Greenidge permits over plan to expand bitcoin mining

A group of Yates County residents has asked state environmental regulators to modify, suspend or revoke Greenidge Generation’s operating permits to reflect the power plant’s rapidly developing role as an off-the-grid data center that “mines” Bitcoin, the leading cryptocurrency. The company won the ... MORE
Sheriff: Driver dead after vehicle crashes into gorge near Keuka Outlet in Yates County

Sheriff Spike identifies driver involved in fatal one-car crash, investigation remains active

Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike has provided an update, and identified the driver involved in the fatal one-car crash near Dresden. In a press release on Monday, Sheriff Spike says the operator, James Hayes, 37, of Penn Yan, died in the wreck ... MORE
WEEKEND DEBRIEF: Discussing Butler sludge proposal and changes at Greenidge (podcast)

WEEKEND DEBRIEF: Discussing Butler sludge proposal and changes at Greenidge (podcast)

Today on The Weekend Debrief we catch up with the reporter who broke the news on FingerLakes1.com that Tully Environmental would be withdrawing it’s application to build a sewer sludge composting facility in Butler, Wayne County. Peter Mantius’ Water Front Online has ... MORE
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Pre-Emption Line (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Pre-Emption Line (podcast)

Most Finger Lakes residents have heard of the Pre-Emption Line but very few know the fascinating history of why is exists. Seneca County Historian Walter Gable explains in this episode of Our Finger Lakes History.  . The Pre-Emption Line forms the ... MORE