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.

 

Energy, Environment and Climate Action Videos

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Energy, Environment and Climate Action News

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Energy, Environment and Climate Action in the Engineers Journal

Commercialising next-generation nuclear energy technology

Research team is using a startup mindset to build novel reactors while meeting US federal regulations.

Why clouds are still ‘one of the biggest uncertainties’ in climate change

They might be beautiful at times, but clouds are still one of the biggest sources of uncertainty in understanding how the climate will change due to global warming, explains Professor Pier Siebesma, an atmospheric physicist at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands

Here's why DC is used in most trains over AC

AC or DC? Which one is best for electric traction motor trains?

Maurice Buckley presidential address – Part I: Three great challenges facing Ireland's engineers

In Part I of a three-part series on his presidential address, Engineering in a changing world: COVID-19, Brexit and Beyond, Engineers Ireland’s Maurice Buckley elaborates on the three great challenges facing the sector.

Lightweight, bendy, cheaper – the promise of organic solar panels

Today’s silicon solar panels are an industry standard, but these rigid, heavy blocks may be shunted aside by plastic rivals – lightweight, flexible solar panels that could be printed and stuck onto buildings or placed in windows or cars, turning light into electricity in locations inaccessible to their heavier cousins.

How waste CO2 is helping to turn renewable energy into liquid fuel

Storing power generated by strong winds or bright sunshine by turning it into liquid fuel such as methanol can help to ensure green energy does not go to waste, without having to rely on batteries.

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Our committees arrange and host technical presentations, discussions, debate and social events in our regions and represent the group at liaison committee. If you are interested in being a part of this, please contact one of the team.

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