Energy, Environment and Climate Action

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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

No need for power: How passive cooling could preserve food crops and supplement conventional air conditioners in buildings

Relying on evaporation and radiation – but not electricity – the system could keep food fresh longer or supplement air conditioning in buildings.

Designers come up with fresh approach to making porous materials called zeolites

Researchers are controlling pore openings for maximum molecule capture.

Will keeping the AC off when you’re not at home actually save energy? Three engineers run the numbers

A team of architectural and building systems engineers used energy models that simulate heat transfer and air conditioning system performance to tackle this perennial question: will you need to remove more heat from your home by continuously removing heat throughout the day or removing excess heat only at the end of the day?

How to weather coastal storms: Use nature and data from outer space

Extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and intense, sometimes with tragic consequences. Europe's coastal cities are preparing to meet the challenges with help from nature and data from outer space. For example, one project – to bio-engineer sand dunes in Sligo for stronger natural defences – is also being tested in Portugal.

Hydrogen heads home to challenge oil and gas as local energy supply

Hydrogen is carving out its place in the world of renewable energy. Regional developments like hydrogen valleys and hydrogen islands are serving as blueprints for larger ecosystems to produce and consume this versatile fuel locally. 

Electric boilers: The green alternative to heat pumps that nobody is talking about

The UK government has recently announced new grants to encourage the public to move from gas boilers to heat pumps, a greener energy alternative. But little has been said about electric boilers as another low-carbon option, writes Jovana Radulovic, senior lecturer, School of Engineering, University of Portsmouth.

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