“If we want to keep young people here in Brandenburg (…) so that they can start their families here and not leave our state, then we have to give them jobs here,” said Economics Minister Jörg Steinbach (SPD) in the “Forum” program of the rbb info radio, which was broadcast on Sunday. He turned against the allegation of a special regulation for Tesla. Building with preliminary permits has been possible since 2017.
However, the Minister of Economic Affairs still sees unanswered questions, especially for water consumption in the event of further expansion of the Tesla factory. “The water has to come from further afield without having any interactions with the regional environment, “said Steinbach. Something would also have to be done with the infrastructure for the wastewater. He was optimistic that this could be resolved.” But we are not yet on the point that this is all in the towel. “The expansion also depends on the market. The water supply for the first phase of the plant has been clarified.
In Grünheide near Berlin, Tesla plans to build around 500,000 compact Model 3 and Model Y vehicles each year. CEO Elon Musk wants the future work of Electric carManufacturer near Berlin to make it the world’s largest battery factory. So far, Tesla has been building through individual provisional approvals because the complete environmental approval from the state of Brandenburg is still pending. Conservationists and local residents fear negative consequences for the environment.
The managing director of the Naturschutzbund (Nabu) Brandenburg, Christiane Schröder, spoke on Inforadio of “massive stomach pains” against the project, among other things because of the water. In the immediate vicinity of the site are two European protected areas (Natura 2000), which largely depend on the water balance, she said. The Grünheide citizens’ initiative is calling for construction to be halted until the result of a public survey for the settlement is available.
The NASDAQ-listed Tesla share temporarily lost 1.81 percent to $ 575.16.