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Tesla Giga Berlin Gets Green Light to Further Clear Industrial Forest for Expanded Construction, Reforestation Ongoing

Tesla Giga Berlin Gets Green Light to Further Clear Industrial Forest for Expanded Construction, Reforestation Ongoing

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Tesla received permission to further clear industrial woodlands in the planned areas in Grünheide. The Ministry of Agriculture, Environment and Climate Protection has announced that the State Environmental Administration has approved the clearance, RBB24 reported.

The area to be cleared is 82.8 ha. According to the ministry, the volume of clearance area described in Tesla's application filed at the end of August 2020 has been reduced several times to the measures and directions that are absolutely necessary at the present time.

Tesla has applied for permission to build sections of roads and storage facilities that are now needed for further construction. According to the ministry, this includes extensive requirements for nature and species protection, as well as requirements for reforestation and forest improvement measures to be implemented in the state forest.

At this point, Tesla has already cleared the areas highlighted in red. The new resolution enables the company to clear areas that are highlighted in green. Areas highlighted in pale red will be cleaned up later.

Tesla can work only on weekdays from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm hours. The company must document compliance with noise protection requirements through appropriate measurements, and submit evidence to the State Environmental Agency by submitting measurement reports.

Despite the fact that the impacted trees comprised an industrial forest, Tesla undertook a commitment to plant three times the amount of trees in their stead as true forest. The Brandenburg Region Agency has found areas throughout the state for Tesla to plant new trees. And the company will plant not only pine trees but also deciduous trees, which are more valuable from an environmental point of view.

By May 2020, Tesla had planted trees on about 40 hectares of land near Bad Sarov (Oder Spree), Lower Fleming (Teltow Fleming), and south of Brandenburg an der Havel. And now, the first young trees are already growing there.

In October, Tesla began reforestation at Beeskower Platte. The Natural Space for the Generations (NfG) project from Oegelner Fließ GmbH is planting trees to compensate for deforestation near the Tesla plant. In the next few years, NfG intends to implement compensation measures from Tesla on an area of ​​750 hectares, which will contain protected pastures, wetlands and, above all, mixed forests on a total area of ​​450 hectares.

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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.

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