Mary Keaveney outlines FREED, a three-year project funded under Interegg’s Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme that supports existing and start-up SMEs to utilise and develop innovative energy technologies as viable business offerings
Mary Holland writes that SEAI's wind atlas provides information on wind speeds and wind-farm sites; geothermal maps show subsurface temperatures and geologic regions; and bioenergy maps indicate areas suitable for growing bioenergy crops
Derek O’Connor outlines the energy-saving technologies in Bausch + Lomb’s new combined heat and power plant, which supplies the Waterford manufacturing facility with 72% of its electricity needs and 80% of its thermal energy requirements
Jonathan Wilkins takes a look at the history of the electric car and investigates why the take-up has not proven as successful as expected. Will improved technology result in resurgent sales of electric vehicles?
Johannes Miocic outlines how new research will inform the development of carbon capture and storage technology, in which CO2 from power stations is held deep underground, to prevent emissions from contributing to climate change
Through innovative construction methods, sustainable use of resources and a design that prioritises the needs of the wider environment and society, the Galway Wind Park site has achieved impressive levels of sustainability
The Science Foundation Ireland-funded ‘Green Farm’ project aims to assess the technical and financial feasibility of anaerobic co-digestion plants on Irish pig farms to help mitigate greenhouse gas emissions
A call for submissions on Ireland's Draft Renewable Electricity Policy closed at the end of April. Féidhlim Harty advises diversity, rather than an over-reliance on large scale wind as the only option of choice
With 60% of all UK rail journeys now powered electrically, the European Rail Traffic Management System poses an electrical challenge that will require specialist infrastructure changes to safely filter, writes Steve Hughes
Gerard Palmer wonders: if all motor vehicles were to be fitted with magnets and a copper cable buried in the road surface, would that produce electricity?
Ireland’s strategy to double the onshore wind sector by 2020 is not without risk and neither is it the lowest-cost option, writes Dr Anthony White. Would converting Moneypoint to biomass improve security of supply at a lower cost?
Engineers have discovered how coal can be used for electronics by noting the chemical, electrical and optical properties of thin films of different coal types
Capt Adrian Quinn outlines how in 2012, Ireland's Defence Forces became the first armed forces to achieve certification to the ISO 50001 International Energy Management Standard
Offshore wind-turbine foundations take a lot of punishment. A new sensor ring makes these checks easier to perform for the divers who descend to inspect these structures for defects
In the first of a two-part series on energy efficiency as a military capability, Sharon McManus outlines the European Defence Agency’s management of energy challenges experienced by Europe's armed forces
Engineers have connected nine biological-solar cells into a bio-solar panel from which they generated 5.59 microwatts, the most wattage of any existing small-scale bio-solar cells
Engineers have found a new way to induce and control boiling bubble formation, that may allow everything from industrial-sized boilers to advanced electronics to work better and last longer
Renewable-energy projects require farmers to enter legal agreements with developers to bring a project to fruition. Landowners should seek expert advice to negotiate the best possible outcome