Plant Vogtle to test outdoor sirens, Code Red system December 5th

WAYNESBORO, Ga. (WJBF) – Plant Vogtle will sound its outdoor sirens and emergency text system, Cod Red, Monday. It’s a test to ensure the alarms and mobile communication systems are running as they should. If you live within 10 miles of the plant, you’ll likely be within hearing distance of the sirens–and if you’re signed […]
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How to give your houseplants the wow factor this Christmas

If your budget is tight this Christmas but you still want festive houseplants, you can use plants that you already have to get the yuletide look. “Think about what houseplants in your collection you are going to be incorporating in your Christmas décor and where you are going to place them,” advises award-winning houseplant expert Jade Murray, author of The Indoor Garden (Pimpernel Press, £20).
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Ultium's $275M investment to expand workforce at Tennessee plant

A big cash infusion will mean more jobs at the plant being to supply batteries to General Motor’s electric vehicle plant in Tennessee. Ultium Cells has announced that an additional $275 million investment will mean 400 more jobs at their Spring Hill, Tennessee battery cell plant and an increase in battery cell production by more than 40 percent.
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GM, LG Energy Solution JV Invests Additional $275M In Tennessee Battery Cell Plant

Ultium Cells LLC, the battery cell manufacturing joint venture of General Motors Company GM and LG Energy Solution, is investing an additional $275 million in the Ultium Cells Spring Hill plant. The investment is expected to expand the facility’s battery cell output by more than 40%, from 35 gigawatt-hours to...
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Iran Breaks Ground on New Nuclear Plant

Iran started construction on Saturday on a new nuclear power plant in the country’s southwest, the Associated Press reported. The 300-megawatt plant, known as Karoon, will reportedly take eight years to build at a cost of some $2 billion. Iran currently has one operational nuclear power plant outside the...

Plant Vault joins Sedera boutique in Forum Carlsbad

Encinitas business Plant Vault is partnering up with two North Coastal San Diego clothing boutiques, pairing the ever-growing plant culture with fashion. Plant Vault’s rare houseplants and gift items can now be found in Sedera in the Forum Carlsbad and HIS Men’s Store in Solana Beach’s Cedros Design District.

LGES, GM lift investment in Tennessee battery plant

South Korean electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturer LG Energy Solution (LGES) and General Motors (GM) have agreed to invest an additional US$275m in their joint venture plant currently under construction in Spring Hill, Tennessee, according to reports. Ultium Cells, the battery making joint venture between LGES and GM, said the...

Tesla cuts Dec Model Y output at Shanghai plant by over 20% versus Nov- sources

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Tesla has cut December output of the Model Y at its Shanghai plant by more than 20% compared to November in its latest production plan, said two people with knowledge of the matter. Reuters was not able to immediately ascertain the reason for the December output...

Willmar water rates going up to pay for new water treatment plant

(Willmar MN-) Willmar residents will be seeing a water rate increase of 20% next year. City Administrator Leslie Valiant says it is necessary to help pay for a new water treatment plant going up in northeast Willmar. Valiant says the increase will be on the February utility bill, and is part of a 4-year rate increase. Next year the rates will go up another 5%, then 4%, then 3. The city had asked the legislature for bonding money to help with the project but lawmakers failed to get one passed this year...

Plant-based dye innovator secures funding

SPRINGFIELD – Textile dye innovator Stony Creek Colors has secured US$4.8 million in funding led by long-standing partners Levi’s and Lewis & Clark AgriFood. The investment is expected to help the burgeoning business further develop its farming infrastructure and the dye extraction process that helps yield its natural alternatives to conventional synthetic formulas.

South furnace area at Owens Corning plant catches fire

AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) — Firefighters from three departments responded to a fire Sunday at the Owens Corning fiberglass plant. According to the Randall County Fire Department, a fire started in the south furnace area just before 1:30 p.m. RCFD, Potter County Fire-Rescue and the Amarillo Fire Department all responded....

Adani Green Commissions 3rd Hybrid Plant In Rajasthan

Adani Green Energy Ltd (AGEL) on Monday announced commissioning of its third hybrid power plant in Rajasthan having generating capacity of 450 megawatts (MW). With this, AGEL said it has become the “world’s largest wind-solar hybrid power developer” with an operational capacity of 1,440 MW. “AGEL has...

Apple’s China plant to resume production

Apple supplier Foxconn expects its COVID-hit Zhengzhou plant in China to resume full production around late December to early January, a Foxconn source says, after worker unrest last month disrupted the world’s biggest iPhone factory. The Zhengzhou plant has been grappling with strict COVID-19 restrictions that have fuelled discontent...

GM, LGES to Invest Additional $275 Million in Tennessee Battery Plant

General Motors (GM) and South Korean battery maker LG Energy Solution (LGES) said on Friday that they would invest another $275 million in their Tennessee battery cell plant to increase production by more than 40%. With this investment, the capacity of Ultium Cells Spring Hill plant will increase from 35 GWh to 50 GWh when the plan comes online in 2023. It is one of at least four U.S. joint venture battery plants planned to supply GM electric vehicles (EVs) as the largest U.S. automaker ramps up production.

Next year, be a retired botanist in a puzzle-filled mansion of forgotten plants

I really like the pitch for Botany Manor, an upcoming exploration and puzzle sport: “Welcome to Botany Manor, a stately residence in nineteenth century England. You play as inhabitant Arabella Greene, a retired botanist. Discover your home and gardens, crammed with analysis, to determine the perfect habitat of forgotten flora.Develop every plant to find the mysterious qualities they maintain.”