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

Our intelligent ancestor, the Neanderthal

While the jury is still out as to why the Neanderthal, an ancient ancestor of modern humans, became extinct about 40,000 years ago, it has long been assumed that it was because they possessed a low level of intelligence. Pioneering research is challenging this idea, uncovering evidence to suggest that our ancient cousins were in fact much more like us than we thought. 

Breakthrough: The project that has made a major advance towards fusion energy

New superconducting magnet breaks magnetic field strength records, paving the way for practical, commercial, carbon-free power.

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?

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