Thursday, February 16, 2017

Czech Republic city considering #freepublictransport for smog

Prague Monitor: "The Town Hall of Brno, south Moravia, the second largest town in the country, where smog situation has lasted since Monday, is to debate the possibility of free public transport due to the increased air pollution."

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Comparaison des coûts, temps de trajet et pollution émise selon le mode de transport utilisé "La Mairie de Paris a fait réaliser un comparatif du coût, du temps, et de la pollution engendrée (émissions de CO2) des différents modes de transport selon plusieurs types de trajets (internes à Paris, Paris-Petite Couronne ou Paris-Grande Couronne).

Qu’émettez-vous ? Qu’inhalez-vous ? Que payez-vous ? Sur différents trajets types, en fonction du mode de déplacement, nous avons comparé le coût, le temps, et la pollution engendrée (émissions de CO2)."

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Renewable energy production stagnates in Germany in 2016

Energy Transition: "After strong growth in 2015, there were only minor changes in the share of renewables last year. In fact, the most surprising thing is the change in natural gas. Craig Morris takes a look."

Friday, February 10, 2017

Free public transport successful in Skopje, Sofia considering also

Sofia News Agency: "Earlier, the Mayor of Bulgaria's capital had suggested free-of-charge public transport and a reduction of speed limit in certain areas would help improve the quality of the air when pollution peaks.

A number of cities across Europe have considered or introduced free public transport on a provisional basis as a measure against air pollution.

Skopje, which also took the step earlier this week, reversed it on Thursday, saying dust particles had fallen below dangerous levels."

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Sofia, Bulgaria, plan for #freepublictransport for PM pollution : "Sofia. Sofia municipality will present a plan against air pollution. The focus in it will be prohibiting diesel cars without catalytic converters and introducing national standards for fuels used for heating. The plan also includes free public transport at sustained high levels of fine particulate matter. Mayor of Sofia Municipality Yordanka Fandakova will present in detail all the measures for improving air quality – short-term, mid-term, and long-term ones."

Benefit of being #carfree -- reduced stress

The Local: "Not owning a car also highlights how much stress driving can cause. Worrying about getting in an accident, careless drivers, and – most of all – traffic is eliminated when taking the tunnelbana or pendletåg (commuter train). As I hear that traffic is getting worse every day Nashville, I am thankful to jump onto public transit and enjoy the ride."

Monday, February 6, 2017

Skopje, Macedonia, makes #publictransport fare-free to fight pollution

MINA : "As of Tuesday, the City of Skopje is introducing free public transport in all buses of the public transportation enterprise and privately-owned buses for Skopje citizens until the air pollution levels go down, said Skopje Mayor Koce Trajanovski on Monday."