Controversial mine proposal gets green light

Controversial mine proposal gets green light

West Coast Regional Council A map of the proposed mine site at Okari with opposing landowners marked in red. Overall 109 submission in opposition were received, with 75 in support and 2 neutral. A controversial proposal to mine for heavy mineral concentrate on the West Coast has been given the green light. Westland Mineral Sands…

Controversial Bitcoin-Mining Power Co. Plans to Replace Landfill With Solar Farm

Controversial Bitcoin-Mining Power Co. Plans to Replace Landfill With Solar Farm

A controversial Bitcoin-mining power company called Greenidge Generation Holdings announced that it’s “actively exploring investing a portion of its mining profits in renewable energy projects in New York,” starting with the replacement of a 40-year-old, 143-acre coal ash landfill with a “significant new solar farm.” Greenidge said it’s owned the Lockwood Hills landfill since 2014.…

US Department of Defense Cancels the Controversial $10B JEDI Cloud Contract

US Department of Defense Cancels the Controversial $10B JEDI Cloud Contract

The U.S. Department of Defense today announced the cancellation of the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract awarded to Microsoft in 2019. The $10 billion contract, which was supposed to overhaul the DoD’s cloud infrastructure, will be replaced by the Joint Warfighter Cloud Capability (JWCC) contract instead. JEDI was controversial from the start. The single-vendor…