Richard Cooke

Richard Cooke

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9 years 5 days ago

Japan has long been at the forefront of high speed rail development since they laid down the first tracks for the Shinkansen system back in the 1960s. Since then, the bullet trains in Japan have grown into the busiest high speed rail line in the world and serve as the example for what high speed rail can become in other countries. Now, with the bullet train technology getting up there in age, Japan is preparing to put plans into motion to adopt a magnetic levitation system within the next twenty years.

According to an announcement by the Central Japan Railway Company, there are currently plans...


9 years 1 week ago

It seems these days that only a few weeks need to pass before hearing word that Toyota is making preparations to push another electric or hybrid vehicle. With their dedication to the industry clear, it is no surprise that they would invest so much into electric vehicle production in order to become an example and leader for other car manufacturers while also keeping up with competition. While Toyota keeps an eye on the competition, they are never content to let any of them get too far ahead and with that probably in mind, Toyota has recently announced that the prototype for an electric...


9 years 1 week ago

(Novozymes A/S will be represented by Claus Frier, the Head of Sustainable Development for Novozymes, at the Integrated Reporting and Measuring Sustainability Conference. The conference, which is being hosted by Justmeans, is being held on March 25th in London.)

The continued development of the biofuel industry is critical due to its nature as a fossil fuel replacement and the variety of applications biofuels have in today’s world. As companies strive to create the perfect biofuels for...


9 years 1 week ago

Earlier today, I took some time to give a brief run through of Bombardier's Aerospace division and their fantastic work with transforming aircraft into greener machines. While their Aerospace work is incredible, it would be a crime to neglect the work Bombardier also does for the rail industry. With headquarters in Berlin, Germany, Bombardier Transportation is leading the way with some fascinating green rail technology and with plans to continue their work as the industry...


9 years 1 week ago

Around the world, there are a variety of business and corporations that work towards the development of greener, more environmentally friendly transportation technologies. One such company is Bombardier, a leader in both the aerospace and transportation industries with an eye for efficiency. I had a chance to connect with Bombardier recently and asked a few questions about the two divisions within Bombardier that work within the transportation industry: Bombardier Aerospace and Bombardier Transportation. Today, I intend to share some information about the Aerospace side of the...


9 years 2 weeks ago

The development of wind power in the United States has been steady for the most part over the last several years. With many states boasting fairly significant onshore wind farms, one area of interest that seems to have some trouble is the development of offshore wind power. In order to perhaps help in furthering the development of offshore wind power, the United States appears to be ready on a federal level to make it seem worthwhile to companies looking to expand out over the ocean.

A few days ago, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, along with the Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar,...


9 years 2 weeks ago

The development of green transportation on the sea is a fairly interesting one when one takes a moment to look at it. The earliest methods of sailing were accomplished using “green” technology in the form of sails that caught the wind, while many of today’s designs are focused on using the sun or alternative fuels to achieve propulsion. One of the latest designs that has been gaining some attention as of late is expected to use a hydrogen based fuel system and to have been inspired by Cold War designs.

Called the EkranoYacht, the hydrogen powered craft was designed by Jaron Dickson,...


9 years 3 weeks ago

Changing our own personal vehicles in order to have less of an environmental impact on the planet is definitely a worthy endeavor. However, one aspect of green transportation that cannot be ignored is mass transit, particularly the various forms of buses that appear in major population centers around the globe. Thankfully, companies like Siemens, who has had a recent announcement regarding such technology, are working towards turning those monstrosities of the road into greener, friendlier machines.

Siemens, the German based transportation and engineering company conglomerate, has recently hit...


9 years 3 weeks ago

Vestas, one of the worldwide leaders in the development of wind based renewable energy technology, have recently been taking a moment to consider where they could expand their already booming business. According to a recent announcement from the company, Vestas has settled on Romania as the place to expand their operation into Eastern Europe. Though the nation already has some degree of wind based power, the decision by Vestas to step in could increase their output to unprecedented levels.

Though exact details on where Vestas in planning on developing the wind energy that already...


9 years 3 weeks ago

As the market for electric vehicles continues to grow, it is becoming increasingly common to see automobile manufacturers banding together to form research and development partnerships. With current partnerships existing between Renault and Nissan and the more recent Toyota and Tesla match, it seemed to be only a matter of time before another group of automobile manufacturers came together. In this case, German company BMW has announced along with French manufacturer PSA Peugeot-Citroën a new partnership for the development of electric vehicle components.

The partnership has been formed in order...


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