Energy, Environment and Climate Action


The Energy, Environment and Climate Action division is for professional and student engineers with an interest in energy policy development, energy conservation technology, renewable energy technology and energy system development to ensure an economically and environmentally sustainable and secure energy system in Ireland.


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Energy, Environment and Climate Action in the Engineers Journal

Cooler data centres help take the heat off electric bills

The drive to cool ever-growing data centres – the ‘brains’ that receive and process most of the data we use – is pushing some companies to try building them in the Arctic Circle, in the ocean, and even in satellites orbiting Earth.

Out with air conditioners, in with chilled water – how Europe could slash its cooling footprint

As climate change warms the world, we increasingly need to find ways to efficiently cool our buildings – while also lowering our emissions to attempt to halt the temperature rise as much as possible. Traditional air conditioners are a poor method of achieving either goal, but what if there was another way?

Mike Hayes, head of group ICT for energy efficiency at Tyndall, on how persistence is key to research excellence

Mike Hayes, head of group ICT for energy efficiency in the Micro and Nano Systems group at Tyndall National Institute, shares his career journey and describes the importance of how hard work, believing in your abilities and taking on new and exciting challenges is key in life. 

How do floating nuclear power plants work?

An innovative solution to our energy problem or a floating hunk of health hazard?

A big idea for tackling climate change: Store up the sun

'This is the key, the linchpin that will set a lot of things in the right direction,' says mechanical engineering professor Asegun Henry of MIT. 

Future energy: Bridging the hydrogen gap

Hydrogen is increasingly seen as an important element of future ‘energy landscape’ and while its production through renewable means offers great promise, it is apparent that such sources may not be sufficient to meet expected demands in the short to medium term. It is important, therefore, to consider how this ‘gap’ may be bridged most responsibly by the efficient use of non-renewable resources, writes UCD's Keelan Glennane.


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