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

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.

Achieving Ireland's climate action ambitions: Part IV – sustainable travel and behavioural change

In Part IV of the report on the seminal national conference on what is Ireland’s greatest challenge as we move towards reopening and into the post-pandemic world, former president of Engineers Ireland PJ Rudden examines the area of sustainable travel and behavioural change, as well as the conference conclusions. 

Most buildings were designed for an earlier climate – here’s what will happen as global warming accelerates

Climate change will affect every aspect of our lives – including the buildings we live and work in. Most people in the US, for example, spend about 90% of their time indoors. Climate change is fundamentally altering the environmental conditions in which these buildings are designed to function.

Phonon catalysis could lead to a new field

By selectively heating specific phonons without heating the entire material, researchers have enhanced ion diffusion in a way that could have broad applications.

Extremophiles could hold clues for climate change-tackling technologies

Microscopic organisms known as extremophiles inhabit some of the last places on Earth you might expect to find life, from the extreme pressures of the ocean floor to freezing ice caps. Understanding how these microbes survive by interacting with different metals and gases is opening up new knowledge about Earth’s elements and their potential uses.

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