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 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

What is the bioeconomy and how could it help fight climate change?

A circular bioeconomy – which turns renewable biological resources and waste streams into new products – is at the heart of the European Union’s efforts to slash its carbon emissions while also maintaining economic growth. But what does a bioeconomy look like and how do we get there? 

ENERGE: Cutting carbon emissions in the education sector

Climate change is an increasingly complex issue in modern society. To tackle this problem, European Union building energy directives and climate actions have established the need for long-term solutions regarding resource efficiency and greenhouse gas emission reduction. However, there is still a long way to go, write Raquel de Castro Rodrigues Lima, Edelle Doherty, Dmitry Brychkov, Gary Goggins, Louise Hannon, Marcus Keane, and Eoghan Clifford.

The power of data analytics in delivering asset optimisation

The built environment makes up 39% of global CO2 emissions, 28% of which is because of operational inefficiencies stemming from the building's heating, cooling and lighting systems, writes Paul Walsh.

Achieving Ireland’s climate action ambitions: Part I – Report on RIA climate action conference

This was a seminal national conference on what is Ireland’s greatest challenge as we move towards reopening and into the post-pandemic world, writes former president of Engineers Ireland PJ Rudden.

Why the concept of net zero is a dangerous trap

Sometimes realisation comes in a blinding flash. Blurred outlines snap into shape and suddenly it all makes sense. Underneath such revelations is typically a much slower-dawning process. Doubts at the back of the mind grow. The sense of confusion that things cannot be made to fit together increases until something clicks. Or perhaps snaps.

Q&A: Why unconventional resources are key to expanding geothermal energy use

The smouldering heat generated during the formation of our planet and the continuous decay of radioactive material lies trapped within the Earth’s crust, just waiting to be tapped to satisfy humanity’s insatiable demand for heat and electricity.

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