Energy Needs Ireland
Energy Needs Ireland, ENI (http://eni.ucd.ie/), is an undergraduate summer research project which brings together a group of students from all over Ireland and gives them the task of investigating Ireland's energy needs. ENI 2009 comprises seven engineering students at various stages of their degrees in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering in University College Dublin, and one final year student of Economics and Mathematics at Trinity College Dublin. ENI was hosted by the Electricity Research Centre (http://erc.ucd.ie/) in UCD with funding from the Charles Parsons Energy Research Award (DCENR/SFI).
ENI have released many outputs from their summer work, some aimed at those in industry and government, some for secondary school students and still more for the general public. As representatives of their generation, ENI hope to educate and inform all energy users, as well as advise policy makers on the energy issues they feel are of most importance both now and in the future.
ENI’s report, Response to the Irish Academy of Engineering’s ‘Review of Ireland’s Energy Policy’ Here
Electricity Prices - John Kirby, third year Electrical Engineering, UCD
Electric Transport Future - Gareth Allen, second year Electronic and Electrical Engineering, UCD
Electricity Grid - Lisa Ruttledge, fourth year Electrical Engineering, UCD
Energy Storage - Eamon Keane, Masters student in Energy Systems, UCD
Future Aviation Fuels - Sheila Nolan, third year Mechanical Engineering, UCD
Geothermal and heat pumps - David Gibbons, fourth year Electrical Engineering, UCD
Nuclear Energy - Muireann Lynch, fourth year Mathematics and Economics, TCD
Ocean Energy - Leah McCabe, second year Mechanical Engineering, UCD