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

Why I became an engineer: Laura Burke, EPA director general

Coming from a family background in engineering, chemical engineer and EPA director general Laura Burke says her father is her hero and was the first person to teach her about the importance of making decisions based on evidence and facts, and to be ready and willing to stand over those decisions. She also discusses her love for bridges, knitting, and ... talking about knitting.

A tale of two oceans: Building digital twins of the ocean

Before the term 'digital twin' was first used 20 years ago, Nasa engineers were already developing ground-based replicas of spacecraft infrastructure. Today’s manufacturers are also seeing double, taking advantage of digital duplicates to better understand and predict product performance. Now EU researchers are looking to apply the same principles to the natural world – building more and more digital twins of the ocean.

Renewables are cheaper than ever – so why are household energy bills only going up?

Not for the first time, global energy markets are in turmoil. Energy prices are driving up the cost of living and inflation, but this is also a moment to realise the old saying 'never waste a good crisis', writes Michael Grubb, professor of energy and climate change, UCL.

To feed a growing population, farmers look to the sun

Power above, crops below. What a bright idea – researchers are testing the effectiveness of growing crops under solar panels.

Researchers turn underwater gardeners to save precious marine plant

Whoever said there’s nothing more boring than watching grass grow wasn’t thinking about seagrass. Often confused with seaweeds and rarely receiving the attention they deserve, there’s nothing boring about seagrasses. In fact, they are one of the most productive ecosystems in the world.

Fast-tracking the search for energy-efficient materials

Doctoral candidate Nina Andrejević combines spectroscopy and machine learning techniques to identify novel and valuable properties in matter. 

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