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.

 

Energy, Environment and Climate Action Videos

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Energy, Environment and Climate Action in the Engineers Journal

Ultrathin fuel cell uses the body’s own sugar to generate electricity

 Engineers have developed a glucose power source that could fuel miniature implants and sensors.

Researchers in Antarctica discover a vast, salty groundwater system under the ice sheet – with implications for sea level rise

A discovery deep beneath one of Antarctica’s rivers of ice could change scientists’ understanding of how the ice flows, with important implications for estimating future sea level rise.

The small things make a big difference in the science of measurement

Scientists must make ever more sophisticated measurements as technology shrinks to the nanoscale and we face global challenges from the effects of climate change. 

Q&A: 'People have to be at the centre of the energy transformation'

Nebojsa Nakicenovic discusses the centrality of a just transition and the importance on staying focused on a clean energy future even at times of intensifying pressure. 

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.

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