US (OK): Interim study sheds light on impacts to rural water supplies amid 'green rush' of cannabis grows

An Oklahoma Water Resources Board official told lawmakers this week that one in three complaints the agency received this year is related to the rapid growth of the state's medical cannabis industry and a resulting proliferation of grow operations of questionable legitimacy in rural areas. "The medical…

US (CA): Drought focuses attention on cannabis water use

Cavedale Road is bumpy – steep, narrow, its asphalt broken like a jiggled jigsaw. Perhaps this is as it should be, given that it is the road to the top of the world. “Welcome…

US (CA): Can a ‘microgrid gap’ solution keep the power flowing until the real thing is built?

California City is looking to attract energy-intensive cannabis growing operations and other businesses, but it is short on power, said Mayor Jeanie O’Laughlin. The city is in talks with Southern California Edison (SCE) about potential solutions. SCE, for its part, is also seeking solutions. “We are…

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US (NY): Cannabis producer needs more electricity for Tryon expansion, official says

A local cannabis producer’s $55 million expansion project at the Tryon Technology Park has run into a power problem. An Aug. 31 letter from the Fulton County Industrial Development Agency’s Board Chairman Joseph Semione to National Grid senior representative Robert Muller indicates the board was…

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$85,000 refunded to Maryland grower after utility bill audit

Energy conservation company GreenLight, LLC, providing specialized Utility Bill Audit services to the cannabis industry, announced today that it secured more than $85,000 in…

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Understanding temperature in growing systems

In order to improve temperature control inside of a growing system, we must understand how temperature works inside of a system with plants and the variables involved in…

Dutch government adviced to rethink lower natural gass prices greenhouse horticulture

Some Dutch farmers can currently count on reduced natural gas tariffs. Whether this will continue remains to be seen. The Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) is…

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Considerations when deciding the size, configuration, and integration of a CHP plant

Globally, the greenhouse sector continues to go through exponential growth. The location of new greenhouse facilities is driven by several factors that include proximity to market, availability of suitable development land, proximity to distribution networks, availability of natural gas, availability of…


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