Trump says he wants to plant a trillion trees, while opening up millio

In late September, the Trump administration finalized a plan to allow logging in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest—the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest. A little more than two weeks later, on October 13, he issued an executive order calling for a new council to “implement a strategy” for the Trillion Trees Initiative, a global effort to grow and conserve a trillion trees within the next decade.

But while the plans to open up the Tongass are moving forward quickly, with timber sales possible later in the year, the new executive order lacks any concrete detail. “It looks an awful lot like they’re making a plan to make a plan,” says Ryan Richards, senior policy analyst for public lands at the Center for American Progress. “Whereas, at the same time, you’re seeing oil and gas leases going out the door at bargain-basement prices, and a firm plan to remove roadless protections from

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Tesla Seeks Approval to Make Batteries at New Texas Plant

Tesla  (TSLA) – Get Report won’t only be assembling the Cybertruck at its new Gigafactory in Austin, Texas, when it turns on the switch next year: The company also plans to mass-produce batteries.

Tesla has filed documents with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality seeking permission to operate a “cell-manufacturing unit” at what it calls Tesla Giga Austin.

According to a 188-page air-quality permit application filed sometime between July and last month, Tesla is proposing “to operate a cell-manufacturing unit to produce the battery packs that are installed in the vehicle.”

GHD Services, which reportedly submitted the registration on Tesla’s behalf, said in the application that six nitrogen-blanketed tanks, each with a volume of 20,000 liters, will be necessary to manufacture the cells, according to reports.

The environmental permit application was first reported by the Austin Business Journal.

At Tesla’s “Battery Day” event last month. CEO Elon Musk

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Tesla Seeks Approval for Battery-Cell Output at New Texas Plant

(Bloomberg) — Tesla Inc.’s new factory in Austin, Texas, won’t build only the Cybertruck: State filings suggest the company also plans to make batteries on site as part of an ambitious strategy to further integrate its supply chain.



a hand holding a remote control: Martin Sukup, an electrical engineer for Tesla Motors Inc., demonstrates the charging procedure on an S sedan before the grand opening of the Tesla Supercharger station in Lebec, California, U.S., on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012. T


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Martin Sukup, an electrical engineer for Tesla Motors Inc., demonstrates the charging procedure on an S sedan before the grand opening of the Tesla Supercharger station in Lebec, California, U.S., on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012. T

“The facility is proposing to operate a cell-manufacturing unit to produce the battery packs that are installed in the vehicle,” says an 188-page air-quality permit application filed with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The documents Bloomberg reviewed were filed between July and September.

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Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk announced during the electric-car manufacturer’s quarterly earnings call in July that Tesla had chosen Austin as the site of its next plant. In

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Aspen Technology Delivers New Industrial AI Solutions to Accelerate the Journey to the Self-Optimizing Plant

Aspen Hybrid Models™ and Embedded AI Capabilities Will Change How Process Industries Achieve Goals for Improved Safety, Environmental Impact, Reliability and Profitability

Aspen Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AZPN), a global leader in asset optimization software, today announced the general availability of the aspenONE® V12 software release, which embeds artificial intelligence (AI) across the portfolio, and uses the cloud for delivery of enterprise-wide analytics and insights for increased safety, sustainability, and improved margins. AspenTech’s Industrial AI solutions democratize the application of AI where it can deliver most value and is a vital step towards the Self-Optimizing Plant.

“Aspen Hybrid Models™ are a major advance in the field of chemical engineering. Hybrid models are a major step forward in bringing together AspenTech’s process models and machine learning and are a game changer in process engineering and plant improvement,” said Dr. Karuna Potdar, Vice President, Technology Centre of Excellence, Reliance Industries Limited.

aspenONE® V12 solutions

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B&W Thermal Awarded Contracts Totaling More Than $15 Million for Emissions and Performance Upgrades at Taiwan Power Company Plant

Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) (NYSE: BW) announced that its B&W Thermal segment will design and supply industry leading low-NOx combustion technology and an innovative pulverizer system upgrade for Taiwan Power Company’s Taichung Power Plant in Longjing District, Taichung, Taiwan. The contracts total more than $15 million.

Four of the plant’s boilers were supplied by B&W in the 1990s. B&W Thermal will upgrade the combustion system for one unit, providing its custom-engineered AireJet® low-NOx burners. B&W Thermal’s AireJet burners offer significantly reduced nitrogen oxides levels compared to other low-NOx combustion technology, burning cleaner, with high boiler efficiency and improved plant heat rate. B&W Thermal will also convert the existing pulverizer systems on two units from B&W-89 to B&W-92 pulverizers to provide additional fuel grinding capability and efficiency, and will also provide DSVS rotating classifiers and associated equipment as part of these pulverizer system upgrades.

“B&W Thermal has

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Explorer designs and technology are driving Biomassfired Heating Plant Market (2020-2029) by Future Trend, Opportunity, Industry Analysis

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Taiwan plant hunters race to collect rare species before they’re gone

By Ann Wang

TAITUNG, Taiwan (Reuters) – In the forests and on remote offshore islands of Taiwan, a group of conservationists are racing to collect as many rare plant species as they can before they are lost to climate change and human encroachment.

Overseen by the Dr. Cecilia Koo Botanic Conservation Centre, the plant hunters are scouring sub-tropical Taiwan for as many rare plant samples as they can find, from the rugged eastern coast around Taitung to Dongyin, in the Matsu archipelago.

“I started collecting plants when I was still at school. I didn’t used to think it was that important. But since I began working at the conservation centre, I have realised that many (living) things that used to be there, are there no longer,” said Hung Hsin-chieh, a research assistant at the conservation centre.

“So for many things, if you don’t conserve them properly then perhaps in the

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