Transport Brief

Transport 22-06-2021

Europe looks to recharge its automotive manufacturing supremacy

The shining jewel in the crown of European manufacturing is arguably the automotive sector. But while the continent is king of the internal combustion engine, it is not the leader in battery manufacturing. In fact, Europe lags behind China, Japan, and South Korea when it comes to electric battery output.
Transport 15-06-2021

Green on the outside only

The climate crisis and LGBTQ+ pride month have something in common – they’re both an opportunity for large companies to performatively demonstrate their values. But values that must contend with profits are fluid, more a river with divergent streams than an immovable mountain.
Transport 08-06-2021

Chaos looms as travel resumption edges closer

It seems foolhardy to say it louder than a whisper, but there are reasons for optimism: slowly but surely, COVID - within the EU at least - is receding. Mass inoculation is having an effect and for many Europeans the tantalising prospect of cross-border travel is once again on the horizon.
Transport 01-06-2021

Embattled aviation sector faces Belarus fallout

These are trying times for the aviation sector. The list of challenges facing the industry seems to grow weekly. But the most immediate challenge is the geopolitical tension caused by the Belarus incident, which continues to reverberate.
Transport 25-05-2021

Unfriendly skies

The details are astonishing - an EU-flagged passenger plane travelling from Athens to Vilnius is told that a bomb is onboard whilst flying over Belarus, supposedly planted by the Palestinian militant group Hamas in revenge for EU support of Israel.
Transport 18-05-2021

Putting a price on road emissions could come with a cost

In theory, hiking taxes are a simple way to compel behaviour change, a tried-and-tested model that follows the economic laws of elasticity and consumer demand. Tax cigarettes and smoking becomes less attractive. Tax alcohol and people will drink less. But tax petrol and diesel and rather than seeing motorists reborn as Lycra-clad cyclists, you may get a violent reaction.
Transport 11-05-2021

Connecting Europe by rail, the future of public transport in rural areas, and the falling price of EVs

The ability to cross borders seamlessly tends to be described, at least in Brussels, in lofty terms. It is positioned as a crowning achievement of the European project, one that allows us to imagine ourselves outside of geography, to live as “Europeans” uninhibited by boundaries or national constrictions.
Transport 04-05-2021

Training workers for a digital rail sector, European fuel cells, and a lack of money for cycling infrastructure

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Transport 27-04-2021

Green jet fuel for all flights, expanding the ETS, and defending the internal combustion engine

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Transport 20-04-2021

Rail vs aviation, charging points rollout criticism, and measuring microplastics

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Transport 13-04-2021

Clean trucks, tyres recycling controversy, and a metro made of cars

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Transport 30-03-2021

Unblocking the Suez Canal, the Connecting Europe Express, and putting a price on road emissions

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Transport 23-03-2021

Making batteries sustainable, rights for drivers, and the European Year of Aviation?

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Transport 16-03-2021

A mandate for green jet fuel, agreement on CEF, and accelerating the shift to zero-emission vehicles

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Transport 09-03-2021

Probing passenger rights, duelling aircraft tariffs, and opening the door to the Hyperloop

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Transport 02-03-2021

Borders, vaccines, and the (possible) end of the internal combustion engine

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Transport 23-02-2021

Transport company woes, banishing ghost flights & trouble at the border

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Transport 15-12-2020

Bailout blues, ‘Doomsday’ theft & no-deal Brexit prep

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Transport 08-12-2020

Mobility masterplan, night-train nirvana & China’s Moon mission

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Transport 01-12-2020

Merkel’s engineering, BA’s Wales gaffe & Brexit ferries

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Transport 24-11-2020

Dog kennels in space, MAX power & shipwreck déjà vu

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Transport 17-11-2020

Flying fuel frenzy, year of the train & Captain Boar

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Transport 03-11-2020

Emissions pooling, cetacean station & closing time, James

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Transport 27-10-2020

Autobahn angst, Eurostar flop & Berlin’s airport saga

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