Green politicians in Germany do not see problems with the water supply of the Tesla Giga Berlin factory. The Green leader denied environmental groups' fears that the construction of a Tesla factory would lead to water problems in Brandenburg.
Recently, the leader of the Green parliamentary group, Anton Hofreiter, visited the Tesla Gigafactory construction site in Grünheide. He confirmed that he does not see any problems with water consumption there. “I made inquiries. The amount of water that is needed is optimized and can be provided,” the politician said.
Tesla's new factory has faced opposition in Germany, and the water supply has become one of the stumbling blocks. While the issue has already been openly resolved and commented on by both Tesla CEO Elon Musk and the Strausberg-Erkner Water Association (WSE), stakeholders still continue to distort the facts by portraying the American manufacturer as a villain and spreading false fears.
At the moment, at Phase 1 of expansion, the car factory and battery factory will need 1.4 million cubic meters of water per year. The American manufacturer and the WSE have signed a contract for the supply and maximum consumption of 1.5 million cubic meters of water per year. Musk previously mentioned that this calculation was based on peak factory consumption, but in reality, these are not daily events, so water consumption will be lower. That is why any accusations and problems based on this have no basis.
At the end of March, the Brandenburg Ministry of the Environment issued an official statement that the state has sufficient groundwater resources to produce drinking water, as well as to supply commerce and industry.
"Brandenburg currently has sufficient groundwater resources for the production of drinking water, as well as for the supply of trade and industry. This applies to both the quantity of water and its quality."
Now Green politicians have sided with Tesla, reaffirming that environmental groups' concerns about water supply and other aspects of construction are groundless. Hofreiter recalled that the approval process for the construction of Giga Berlin is proceeding smoothly and reasonably in accordance with the law. Green candidate for Chancellor, Annalena Baerbock, said she was very confident in the state government and that if it approves the construction of Giga Berlin, it will act in accordance with the law. The politician fully trusts the Brandenburg authorities.
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