Biofuels – Opportunities and limits

17 Oct Biofuels – Opportunities and limits

Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW) 2009 There is some dispute as to whether and to what extent biofuels should be encouraged: Many open questions remain as to their energy efficiency, commercial viability, as well as environmental and social compatibility. In principle, the SATW supports...
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17 Oct For the Engineering Leaders of Tomorrow

Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) (RAEng) 2011 A report on a pair of lectures by Lord Browne of Madingley, President of the Academy between 2006 and 2011, published to mark the end of his term as President.  The two lectures are on Resources for Humanity,...
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17 Oct Heat: Degrees of Comfort

Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) (RAEng) 2012 Report into the options for heating homes in a low carbon economy.  Among others, key findings included: • Even with the most modern gas boilers and state-of-the art insulation, we cannot continue to heat so many homes by...
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17 Oct Nuclear Construction Lessons Learned Guidance on best practice: nuclear safety culture

Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) (RAEng) 2012 Engineering the Future, following a request from the Department of Energy and Climate Change and the Office for Nuclear Development, set up a steering group to examine the lessons that could be learned from recent civil nuclear power...
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17 Oct Nuclear Construction Lessons Learned Guidance on best practice : Concrete

Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) (RAEng) 2012 Engineering the Future, following a request from the Department of Energy and Climate Change and the Office for Nuclear Development, set up a steering group to examine the lessons that could be learned from recent civil nuclear power...
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17 Oct Nuclear Lessons Learned Guidance on Best Practice: Welding

Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) (RAEng) 2012 Engineering the Future, following a request from the Department of Energy and Climate Change and the Office for Nuclear Development, set up a steering group to examine the lessons that could be learned from recent civil nuclear power...
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17 Oct Policy Advisory: Energy Policy and Economic Opportunity – The Potential of Large Scale Electricity Exports

Irish Academy of Engineering (IAE) 2012 The opportunity to export electricity has arisen because of the difficulty the UK has in meeting its EU renewable energy targets; the commissioning of the East-West Interconnector in 2012 between Ireland and Great Britain; the opportunity to offload onshore...
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17 Oct Policy Advisory: The Future of Oil and Gas in Ireland

Irish Academy of Engineering (IAE) 2013 Ireland’s renewable energy supply has grown steadily in recent years but oil and gas continue to provide over 80% of Ireland’s energy supply.  The country’s dependence on these fossil fuels will continue for several decades to come and policy...
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17 Oct Policy Advisory: Achieving Ireland’s Energy and CO2 Reduction Targets – An Alternative Approach

Irish Academy of Engineering (IAE) 2013 This policy advisory calls for a strategic rebalancing of Government energy policy between now and 2020 and focuses on the Residential, Commercial, Non-ETS Industrial and Public Service Sectors. Through innovative analysis, it proposes several pragmatic measures which have good...
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