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France offers €200 subsidy on e-bikes + Heineken ditches the road for the water

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France offers €200 subsidy on electric bike purchases
“In a bid to get more people on their bikes, and to boost alternative transport methods, France is offering its citizens a financial incentive for purchasing an e-bike.

One way to empower more people to go for cleaner transportation options is to offer financial incentives, as Oslo recently demonstrated with its $1200 electric cargo bike grant, and France looks to be giving the idea a go as well…” Read the full story on Treehugger now…


Moving beer by ship, not road, saves 14% of CO2, says Heineken
“The carbon footprint of the shipping industry has long been a cause for concern. So I was interested to receive an email from Heineken claiming significant reductions in CO2 emissions as a direct result of shifting its freight operations between Mexico and USA from road to the open seas”. Check out the scoop from their pitch on the Treehugger website now…


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