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  • The Ups and Downs of Operating an Electric Car

    18 May
    The Ups and Downs of Operating an Electric Car

    Buying an electric vehicle (EV) last September was a meteoric change in my driving experience and I don’t think I will ever own a fossil fuel car again. The positives far outweigh the negatives. My new electric Volkswagon eGolf outperforms my old 2 litre turbo-diesel Golf across all fronts; acceleration, speed, equipment, connectivity and comfort. Winter floods and snow were not even a problem.

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  • EU H2020 DEEDs Project

    09 Apr
    EU H2020 DEEDs Project

    School of Engineering and MaREI’s Dr. Paul Deane attends recent DEEDS (DialoguE on European Decarbonisation Strategies) meeting in Milan working on #ClimateChange mitigation and #decarbonisation of #Europe !

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  • Energy Research Workshop on National Energy & Climate Policy

    12 Jul
    Energy Research Workshop on National Energy & Climate Policy

    (L-R) Prof. Brian Ó Gallachóir, UCC School of Engineering, Aoife MacEvilly, Commission for Regulation of Utilities, Prof. Alan Barrett, ESRI Director, Dr. Valentin Bertsch, ESRI, Una Nic Giolla Choille, Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and Dr. John Curtis, ESRI  Director at launch of joint UCC-ESRI-MaREI Energy Research Workshop on National Energy and Climate Policy on May 17 2018.

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  • Limiting Global Warming

    18 May
    Limiting Global Warming

    New book edited by School of Engineering’s Prof. Brian Ó Gallachóir published by Springer on changes to energy systems and to policy to ensure we can meet the global ambition to limit global warming to well below 2°C. 

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  • Congratulations to our recent Graduates

    09 Apr
    Congratulations to our recent Graduates

    Congratulations to MaREI funded Energy Engineering PhD graduates Eamonn Mulholland (future of energy in transport),  Amita Jacob (gaseous algal biofuels) and Richard O’Shea (pathways to renewable gas industry) with Prof. Jerry Murphy and Prof. Brian Ó Gallachóir. We wish you all the best in the future. 

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  • Visit of Vietnam Research Group

    12 Jul
    Visit of Vietnam Research Group

    On June 5th-8th Prof Ó Gallachóir and other members of the UCC-MaREI Energy Policy and Modelling Group hosted 8 researchers from Vietnam. This was the second project meeting as part of the Irish Aid VIBE program, helping Vietnam to build energy modelling capacity.

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  • Climate Change

    12 Jul
    Climate Change

    Michelle Kearney and Noel Monihan from the Climate Change and Bioenergy Policy team in the Department of Agriculture’s met with School of Engineering and MAREI’s Prof. Brian Ó Gallachóir and Dr. David Wall to discuss climate mitigation in agriculture and biogas sustainability.

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  • Running out of Gas. What happens if Russia turns off the tap.

    09 Apr
    Running out of Gas. What happens if Russia turns off the tap.

    The recent dramatic deterioration in UK-Russian diplomatic relations has refocussed attention on Europe’s dependence on Russian energy. Russia is the largest supplier of coal, oil, and gas to the EU. While the expulsion of Russian diplomats across Europe exposes an uneasy political relationship with Moscow, is there reason to be concerned about an interruption in gas supply from Russia?

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