Richard Cooke

Richard Cooke

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9 years 2 months ago

Hot on the heels of the announcement of Russia’s first ever electric vehicle hybrid another announcement came about the bolstering of Russia’s green transportation systems. According to the announcement that came from Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, the country is preparing to begin serious work towards a high speed rail system. Russia isn’t alone on this plan either. Many countries around the world, including the United States, have been looking at how efficient and cost effective high speed rail transportation can be.

Russia’s plan to move into green transportation on the mass transit...


9 years 2 months ago

The Russian automotive industry is not one that is totally familiar with the green changes towards electric vehicles and other models that have been sweeping other countries throughout Europe or the world. In fact, historically, there has never been much to say about the automotive industry as a whole. In past decades car models tended to be outdated...


9 years 2 months ago

Electric vehicles come in many different forms. They range from the microcars that are meant almost exclusively for city driving, to sedans that bear no outward differences to any normal car you would see driving down the road today, all the way to electric powered sports utility vehicles. While electric works its way across a variety of transportation mediums one of the most exciting is racing cars. There are a few electric racing vehicles out there today that have proven that even without...


9 years 2 months ago

Offshore wind power has been working its way onto American coast lines for the last several years with varying degrees of success. While some areas have proved more difficult to develop offshore wind power in due to the financial constraints put on the projects, other have been blocked due to concerns over environmental changes caused by the installation or changes in the quality of life for nearby residents. Despite the setbacks, however, offshore wind power continues to remain an...


9 years 2 months ago

With all the electric vehicles that are being made available now and in the years to come, many are hailing the changing point towards a greener transportation industry as starting right here and now. Most electric cars also boast about how quickly they can be charged, frequently offering a quick charge mode and an overnight figure. The key to all of that, however, is the very battery that must...


9 years 2 months ago

Yesterday, I wrote a bit about how Ethiopia, a country not necessarily known for their renewable energy plans, made an announcement that their country was home to a potential 60,000 megawatts of renewable energy resources. Today, I wanted to mention another unlikely renewable energy candidate in the form of the Vatican. Recently, the Vatican and the Catholic Church itself has come under fire for a variety of scandals that have hit the international press and caught...


9 years 2 months ago

Ethiopia is not the first country to pops into minds when it comes to renewable energy. In fact, when thinking about renewable energy in Africa, Ethiopia still isn’t the first country that may come to mind. However, the country relies heavily on hydroelectric power as their primary means of generating electricity due to low fossil fuel reserves within the country....


9 years 2 months ago

South Korea is a country with a lot on her mind as of late. The recent debacle with North Korea continues to have ramifications within the country’s political and military arenas and all the while they are still working towards developing a strong renewable energy policy. Currently, South Korea has a series of plans that would provide their nation with a wide variety of off shore wind power, solar energy, and even tidal energy. As they...


9 years 2 months ago

Wave energy technology is one of the more fascinating renewable energy technologies that are being researched today. In concept, they bear a similarity to how wind power works by harnessing a naturally occurring movement and transfer of energy in order to generate electricity. Sadly, a great deal of wave energy projects so far have had varying degrees of success or failure and many believe that the technology just isn’t where it needs to be for wave energy technology to make a difference. Now, off the coast of Florida, one group of researchers have been striving to make wave energy technology a...


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