Germany mulls free public transport to quash air pollution menace

By |februar 14th, 2018|air quality, Barbara Hendricks, Germany, Karmenu Vella, News, public transport|

"Car nation" Germany has surprised its European neighbours with a radical proposal to reduce road traffic by making public transport free, as Berlin scrambles to meet EU air pollution targets and avoid big fines.

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German environment minister: Better transport can keep people in rural areas

By |avgust 2nd, 2017|air quality, Alexander Dobrindt, Barbara Hendricks, dieselgate, e-mobility, Germany, News|

German Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks called for a fundamental change in policy in order to promote emissions-free mobility. In interview with EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel she also warned about competition from China.

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German diplomats unconvinced by China’s climate leadership promise

By |julij 10th, 2017|Barbara Hendricks, China, e-mobility, EU-China, Germany, News, Paris Agreement, Renewable Energy|

The international community is asking itself whether China really has what it takes to lead global climate policy now the United States has yielded that mantle. German diplomats in Beijing have attempted to broach the issue, in a paper seen by EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel.

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Berlin invested in Belgian nuclear plants despite safety concerns

By |julij 7th, 2017|Barbara Hendricks, Belgium, Germany, News, nuclear phase-out, nuclear power|

Germany’s federal government is invested to the tune of €6.4m in Belgium's ailing nuclear plants, despite Berlin recently advocating for their closure. EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.

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Massive human chain protests ageing Belgian nuclear reactors

By |junij 26th, 2017|Barbara Hendricks, Belgium, Fukushima, Germany, Jan Jambon, News, nuclear phase-out, nuclear power, nuclear safety, The Netherlands|

50,000 people from Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands formed a cross-border 90 km-long human chain on Sunday (25 June) to protest against the controversial Tihange nuclear power plant. Micro-cracks were recently discovered in one of the facility’s reactors.

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Germans ready to ditch cars in favour of buses, trains and bikes

By |april 14th, 2017|Barbara Hendricks, decarbonisation, e-mobility, Germany, Harry Lehmann, News, Pollution, refugee crisis|

German motorists are ready, in theory at least, to abandon their cars in favour of buses, trains and bikes, according to a new study. EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.

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