Energy, Environment and Climate Action


The Energy, Environment and Climate Action Division is for professional and student engineers with an interest in energy engineering, managing the environmental impact of economic activities and supporting ambitious climate action in the engineering community. A primary objective of the Division is to support the development and deployment of energy technologies and policies to enable a rapid transition to a fully decarbonised, environmentally sustainable, secure and cost-effective energy system in Ireland.


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Energy, Environment and Climate Action in the Engineers Journal

Solar beats nuclear at many potential settlement sites on Mars

The high efficiency, light weight and flexibility of the latest solar cell technology means photovoltaics could provide all the power needed for an extended mission to Mars – or even a permanent settlement there – according to an analysis by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. 

Engineers use artificial intelligence to capture the complexity of breaking waves

Their model’s predictions should help researchers improve ocean climate simulations and hone the design of offshore structures.

How can we reduce the carbon footprint of global computing?

Workshop highlights how new approaches to computing can save energy and help the planet.

ADAPT researcher proposes a new way to decarbonise cryptocurrencies

In our research group at TCD, writes Dr Hitesh Tewari, we have been looking into mechanisms to improve the energy efficiency and throughput of blockchains. We began by asking ourselves the question: what if one could see the progress of the other participants in the mining race?

Can nuclear power secure a path to net zero?

What’s holding up the UK government’s strategy for securing the country’s energy supply in light of the Russia-Ukraine war and soaring market prices of oil and gas? According to The Guardian, a split between prime minister Boris Johnson and chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak over proposals for new nuclear reactors.

A new heat engine with no moving parts is as efficient as a steam turbine

The design could someday enable a fully decarbonised power grid, say researchers.


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