Permit denied: New York says Bitcoin mining operation in Finger Lakes violates climate law
Greenidge Generation, the natural gas-fueled facility, is supposed to close under the decision. But its owners plan to keep operating, as they fight for an appeal.
Jun 30, 5:44 PM
NY delays decision on Greenpoint Energy Center’s natural gas expansion for seventh time
Department of Environmental Conservation wants the Public Service Commission to rule on whether the expansion would truly make the energy supply more reliable.
May 9, 4:26 PM
National Grid’s pivot to ‘renewable’ natural gas would require more pipelines, keep producing carbon
New York’s natural gas provider says it is transitioning to “biogas” naturally released from landfills, wastewater or cow farms. But would the project reduce carbon emissions, or is it full of manure?
May 6, 5:00 AM
After months of delay, NY still reviewing 4,000 public comments for Finger Lakes power plant owned by Bitcoin miners
Two Cornell University researchers showed Monday that much of the review could be conducted in less than a week with free online tools.
Apr 25, 3:46 PM
A Bitcoin mining operation in the Finger Lakes runs up against New York's climate law
Since spring 2020, the Greenidge Generation natural gas plant in Dresden has powered a 24-7 bitcoin mining operation that is endangering the region environmentally, according to some residents.
Feb 17, 5:00 AM
Greenpoint Residents, Local Leaders Call On Gov. Hochul To Reject Natural Gas Permit
As energy provider National Grid awaits New York’s final answer on the air permit for two new liquid natural gas vaporizers, community groups are putting pressure on Hochul to reject it, citing violation of environmental laws.
Jan 27, 5:34 PM
Climate Change Activists Were Slow To Warm To NJ Gov. Murphy. But They Don’t Like the Alternative
Despite their complaints about Murphy, environmentalists say his Republican challenger Jack Ciattarelli would be worse. But they’re still calling on the incumbent to stop the expansion of natural gas.
Oct 21, 2021 7:30 AM
So Long, Indian Point Nuclear Plant. Hello, More Fossil Fuels.
Some environmentalists celebrated the closure due to the energy plant’s proximity to New York City, but it has sinister immediate implications for the state’s climate goals.
Apr 30, 2021 1:54 PM
National Grid Is Building A Natural Gas Pipeline Through North Brooklyn. But Do We Need It?
New York City consumes massive amounts of natural gas to stay warm and run stoves. Energy experts say there is a greener way forward.
Apr 16, 2021 6:01 AM
Activists Demand National Grid Halt Project To Extend A Fracked Gas Pipeline Through North Brooklyn
National Grid has been building out a natural gas pipeline from Brownsville to Greenpoint since 2018.
Feb 18, 2020 10:41 AM
Cuomo Gives National Grid 14 Days To Hook Up New Customers Or Lose Franchise
'They have an obligation to serve all customers, and that’s the underpinning of their franchise.'
Nov 13, 2019 11:36 AM
A Massive Rockaway Gas Pipeline Is Being Built Right Under Our Beaches
The company building the pipeline, and its parent company, have a long and checkered safety record.
Updated: Aug 10, 2014 11:21 AM
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