Friday, December 19, 2014

Skuodas approves free public transport (Lithuania) | Eltis

Eltis: "The local council of the small city of Skuodas in Lithuania has voted in favour of allowing residents and visitors to use public transport for free.

The measure, which goes into effect from the start of 2015, means that Skuodas joins a growing group of cities which offer free public transport in some form. The most famous of these is Tallinn in Estonia (read more about Tallinn's free transport on Eltis) - whose example was an inspiration to Skuodas city officials."

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Central Paris to become car-free zone in mayor’s anti-pollution fight

RFI : "Non-residents’ private cars will soon be banned from central Paris and only clean vehicles allowed on the Champs Elysées, mayor Anne Hidalgo said on Sunday. Hidalgo outlined her plan to tackle the French capital’s high pollution levels ahead of a debate at the city council in February."

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

As oil prices dive, Saudi Arabia looks to Israel for new market

i24news: "Saudi Arabia is looking to expand its oil sales and would be willing to sell oil to any country that wants to buy it, including Israel, the country's Minister of Petroleum Ali Al-Naimi told reporters at an OPEC summit in Vienna on Sunday."