Germany considers free public transport in fight to banish air pollution

“Car nation” Germany has surprised 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. The move comes just over two years after Volkswagen’s devastating “dieselgate” emissions cheating scandal unleashed a wave of anger at the auto industry,…

Inheritance tax is toxic. We need new ways to tackle inequality

A new report confirms that inherited wealth increasingly benefits only Britain’s richest. Theresa May’s talk of social mobility will ring hollow until this is fixed To those that hath, even more shall be given. That depressing biblical message is confirmed by the Institute for Fiscal Studies in today’s report on inheritance. More people stand to…

100% of Dutch electric trains are powered by wind energy

As from 1 January 2017 100% of Dutch electric trains are powered by wind energy.  The Dutch railways company NS is the world’s first railway company that gets 100% of its energy from wind energy. Dutch railways now 100% powered by wind energy Source: Facebook BrightVibes Travelling by train has been the most environmentally friendly way of…

La libertà di condivisione dei link minacciata da una decisione della Corte di Giustizia dell’Unione Europea e dai piani sul copyright

Oggi, la Corte di Giustizia dell’Unione Europea ha significativamente ridimensionato la libertà di condividere hyperlink – uno dei cardini del web. Insieme alla nuova protezione speciale per gli articoli d’informazione che la Commissione Europea proporrà la prossima settimana, la possibilità per i cittadini europei di linkare articoli senza il timore di violare la legge è in…