10

Jul

2018

Summer holidays: trains ranked best on environmental impact

C02, air pollution, energy efficiency: the train is top of the class in all categories
  • Environment
Farewell to Diesel

25

Apr

2018

Rail: regional transport preparing to phase-out diesel

Multiple unit trains of the future: sector’s vision defines performance features
  • Environment
  • Passenger Service
Going on holiday by bus, coach or train is good for the environmentally aware. But these travellers are clearly at a disadvantage compared with air passengers, criticised the Pro-Rail Alliance and the bdo.

19

Jul

2017

Environmentally aware holidaymakers pay more

Pro-Rail Alliance and bdo want tax equality for coaches, trains and planes
  • Environment
  • Press Releases
A freight train being retrofitted with low-noise brakes. This costs the owners of freight wagons money. The new legislation will completely exclude noisy goods wagons from the German network without coming into conflict with EU law.

12

May

2017

Germany to ban noisy freight wagons by the end of 2020

Pro-Rail Alliance favours EU-wide ban: noise protection does not stop at the border
  • Environment
  • Europe
Gigaliners are dangerous, harm the environment, are expensive for taxpayers – and are unlawful under EU regulations. Federal transport minister Dobrindt’s go-it-alone decision is being challenged in court. Lawyer Professor Remo Klinger explains the details of the legal case.

05

Apr

2017

Longer vehicles to be challenged in court

Allowing Gigaliners in Germany contrary to EU law / Pro-Rail Alliance, BUND and DUH taking case to court in Berlin
  • Cargo
  • Environment
Poor climate record: Federal Environment Agency figures show policies lead to rising transport sector emissions. The government is having to pay the price for preferring the roads. High time for a transport turnaround.

21

Mar

2017

Climate record: “Paying the price for failed transport policies”

Environment Agency 2016 report touches a sore spot: rail transport is being disadvantaged
  • Environment
  • Transport Policy
17 goals: With its sustainability strategy, the German government wants to take on global responsibility. On transport issues, it is fainthearted and dishonest.

11

Jan

2017

New sustainability strategy paper omits transport

Pro-Rail Alliance criticises government’s line on mobility: dishonest and fainthearted
  • Environment

14

Dec

2016

Federal State Index Mobility and Environment: ambition wins

Thuringia, Berlin and Rhineland Palatinate lead the state ranking on transport and policies
  • Environment
  • Transport Policy
The federal government’s Climate Protection Plan 2050 finally delivers concrete targets for reducing CO2 emissions from the transport sector.

11

Nov

2016

Climate Action Plan: CO2 reduction targets of 40 percent for transport sector by 2030

Pro-Rail Alliance welcomes agreement / Impetus for new policies on modal shift?
  • Environment

19

Jul

2016

Government abandons freight modal shift targets

Sustainability: draft lacks ambition / Pro-Rail Alliance, NABU and NEE disappointed
  • Cargo
  • Environment

08

Jul

2016

Need for modal shift in transport is beyond dispute

Project ‘More Climate Protection with Rail Transport’ shows how it works in practice
  • Environment
  • Projects

22

Mar

2016

Government announces nationwide noise measurements

UBA project ‘Platform for Low-Noise Railways’ concludes with 7-step programme
  • Cargo
  • Environment
  • Press Releases
Climate protection on the roads? Germany’s CO2 figures are nothing to be proud of.

21

Dec

2015

“German transport policy must now be examined”

Paris climate deal: beginning of the end for fossil fuel in transport?
  • Environment
  • Press Releases

28

Nov

2015

“Electric transport exists, politicians must get on board”

UN climate summit: Pro-Rail Alliance on the ICE train to Paris
  • Environment

30

Sep

2015

“Transport remains the biggest climate worry”

Pro-Rail Alliance and others criticize stagnation on CO2
  • Environment

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