“Free” public transport means more expensive public transport

In a press conference on Monday, Luxembourg’s Ministry of Transport under François Bausch (Greens) announced the details of “free” public transport in the country. As of March 1, 2020, all public transport services, will be free of charge. Cross-border rides will cost less, as customers will pay only for the fares in France, Belgium or […]

Chers élus, laissez les trottinettes électriques rouler

[Introduction de La Tribune]: Dans les grands centres urbains du monde entier, un petit nombre d’entreprises a déployé des technologies qui devraient être l’une des solutions les plus innovantes aux énormes problèmes de circulation et de mobilité qui affligent nos villes. Avec la nouvelle loi sur l’orientation de la mobilité (LOM), cet avantage pourrait être […]

Can the government speed up innovation?

The European Union is demanding that vehicles see considerable reductions in CO2 emissions by setting ambitious targets in the years to come. However, politicians fail to understand that it’s economic incentives that drive innovation, not fines and subsidies.

Flights are cheap, and that’s a good thing

In a recent editorial for the Luxembourgish newspaper Tageblatt, Francis Wagner writes that air travel is too cheap, or, as he put it, “dirt cheap”. While Wagner does recognise that lower fares have democratised travel, he also believes that current rates are damaging consumers.

[REPORTAGE] Reduktioun vun CO2-Emissiounen bei Camion’en: Georges Bach well ambitiéis Ziler

Dëse Reportage gouf fir RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg produzéiert, an ass de 19. September ausgestraalt ginn. No den Auto’en, ginn an der Europäescher Unioun d’Diskussiounen iwwer d’CO2-Niveau’en bei Camion’en un. D’Europäescht Parlament ass ambitiéis, d’Lëtzebuerger Regierung och. De 17. Mee dëst Joer huet d’Europäesch Kommissioun ee Gesetzesvirschlag gemaach, deen d’CO2-Emissioune vu Camion’en géif erof setzen. D’Zil […]

Legislative changes should help avoid diesel car bans

A court in Wiesbaden ruled last week that local authorities in Frankfurt must ban older diesel cars as part of efforts to clean up air quality. Much like earlier bans in cities like Stuttgart, the ban is taking place under questionable lobbying circumstances and denies consumer choice.