Richard Cooke

Richard Cooke

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9 years 1 month ago

Siemens AG, a Germany based conglomerate with a history spanning over 150 years, has its hands in a wide variety of both renewable energy and green transportation markets. With involvement in the development of renewable energy infrastructures in leading green nations to the presence of their high speed train models in high speed rail developments in recent years, Siemens likes to make sure they are wherever the change is taking place. However, for the massive company that simply isn’t enough and they have...


9 years 1 month ago

While renewable energy is openly embraced by many in the world there are plenty who are willing to heap criticisms upon the many facets of the energy type. One of the most common forms of criticism for types of renewable energy like solar, wind, or tidal and wave based energies is that the power source is unpredictable and never constant, meaning that any area utilizing renewable energy sources might suffer periods in which no electricity was being provided and a back up would be required. To combat this issue, however, many companies work on developing methods of storing renewable energy in order...


9 years 1 month ago

One of the biggest green movements in the aviation industry has to be the focus on trying to find the perfect biofuels to cut down the carbon emissions given off by an airplane using standard jet fuel. Many aviation companies, fuel companies, and various branches of the military in both the United States and other nations have had varying degrees of success utilizing mixes of biofuels on board test flights. The next airline that is planning on taking the plunge and hoping to convert their air fleet to a greener fuel is Qantas and they’ve got a solid deal to back them.

Qantas, an Australian...


9 years 2 months ago

Scotland is a country that is home to a variety of renewable energy sources. From tidal power projects to wind farms, the nation works hard towards making their own country greener and more energy efficient. According to a report from the Scottish government, all the hard work they’ve done on developing their renewable energy projects is clearly paying off with nearly a quarter of the country’s power coming from renewable energy sources. Now, with that milestone passed the government believes that Scotland can go even farther in the development of renewable energy to reach ever higher...


9 years 2 months ago

As many countries in the world race to achieve a variety of renewable energy goals time has to be set aside to determine just how those goals will be achieved. With a rivalry that feels almost like a remnant from the Cold War reignited, China and the United States both seemed to be going at it to prove that they can be the renewable energy leaders of the world. China, however, seems to have a bit of an advantage with the immense amount of resources available to them. The presence of large deposits of rare earth materials in China has also made huge headlines in recent months as it became clear...


9 years 2 months ago

Denmark, like, Germany, her neighbor to the south, is a country that takes renewable energy seriously. The wind energy industry alone in Denmark is booming with companies like Vestas and Siemens Wind Power both having production facilities and bases of operation on Danish soil. Denmark’s own wind based energy also grows exponentially each year leaving many optimistic that the nation might be one of the few who can achieve 100% renewable energy in the next several decades. However, wind based renewable energy is not the only kind of clean energy the country has going for it....


9 years 2 months ago

Areva is a company that is best described a French based corporate industrial conglomerate with their hands in the mining trade, energy trade, and within the last several years, the renewable energy trade. The renewable energy side of Areva’s business began in 2006 when they announced the creation of the Areva Renewables Group. Since then, their renewable energy business has spread out from their headquarters in Paris, France to encompass a variety of nations where serious renewable energy projects are underway.

Of all of Areva’s renewable energy projects, one of their most recent focuses has...


9 years 2 months ago

In the world of electric vehicle manufacturers, Honda has made promises for some of the most efficient and long lasting designs of all the companies currently reaching for electric vehicle goals. However, despite the promise of an excellent electric vehicle line that is soon to come, Honda is far behind many of the other manufacturers that have seen release either in this year or are planning releases for the new year that is just around the corner. With the company failing to hit the market at the same time as the other electric vehicle manufacturers many think that Honda is making a critical mistake that will leave them incapable of gaining any real foothold...


9 years 2 months ago

Everyday people realize the contribution electric vehicles are capable of making now that they continue to become more and more available to the community at large. While they are still far from becoming the ultimate replacement to fossil fuel cars that many hope they will one day be, electric vehicles have found plenty of niches in society where they can make an impact. One such place is on the streets of Paris, France where an ambitious program involving electric vehicles is coming closer to becoming realized.

The plan that many supporters are excited to see getting closer to reaching the...


9 years 2 months ago

There has been a lot of research in the last several years concerning the best ways to utilize the upper atmosphere and space as a means of generating renewable energy sources. Everything from plans to generate solar energy from panels installed on the moon to satellites that hover just within Earth’s gravitational pull to send energy back to Earth; all of these seem almost too fantastic to believe but are almost possible. Now, one NASA researcher wants to use the highest parts of our skies as a way of generating wind power in a way that has not quite been seen before.

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