Energy

Energy

We all use energy every single day, from the electricity being used to power your computer, to the energy used to heat the water for your shower to the fuel that is used to run your car, bus or train, we are all energy consumers.

 

Almost all these energy sources originate here on earth. In Ireland we rely heavily on coal, oil and natural gas to run our homes and to run power stations that supply us with electricity.  These energy sources are known as fossil fuels, they are formed from the decomposition of  remains of living organisms. Fossil fuels are a key contributor to global warming. When burned they produce carbon dioxide which gets trapped in our atmosphere and this causes the greenhouse effect.  

 

Fossil fuels are also a finite resource and as time goes by less and less fossil fuel resources are available. As fossil fuels become more scarce different methods of extracting this resource are being developed. One of these methods is Fracking. However, fracking does not address the issue of global warming or help in the search for renewable resources. It is vital that we continue to search for renewable resources to meet our energy needs. One method in which we can harness the earth as a source of energy is Geothermal Energy

 

Fracking
Geothermal Energy
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https://www.gsi.ie/ga-ie/events-and-news/events/Pages/UCD-Journeys-in-Strange-Lands-Reflections-of-a-Professional-Geologist-.aspxJourneys in Strange Lands: Reflections of a Professional Geologist by Dr Deirdre Lewis (SLR)G01, School of Earth Sciences, University College Dublin2019-11-14T18:00:00.0000000Z2019-11-14T19:00:00.0000000Z
https://www.gsi.ie/ga-ie/events-and-news/events/Pages/Girls_into_Geoscience.aspxGirls into Geoscience Ireland 2019O'Brien Centre for Science, University College Dublin, Stillorgan Road, Dublin 42019-11-16T09:00:00.0000000Z2019-11-16T16:00:00.0000000Z

​​Related programmes include Bedrock and Groundwater.

 

 

https://www.gsi.ie/ga-ie/events-and-news/news/Pages/Geoscience-2019.aspxGeoscience 2019 - Geoscience for Climate Action08/11/2019 00:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/ga-ie/events-and-news/news/Pages/PIP-Geoscience-Placement-Programme.aspxPIP Geoscience Placement Programme04/06/2019 23:00:00

 

 

https://www.gsi.ie/ga-ie/publications/Pages/Dublin-City-Geo-Environmental-Challenges-as-addressed-by-Geological-Survey-Ireland.aspxDublin City Geo-Environmental Challenges as addressed by Geological Survey Ireland10/07/2019 23:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/ga-ie/publications/Pages/GSI-2017-Short-Call-McDermott-Geological-GHG-emission-mitigation-a-preliminary-investigation-of-crushed-basalt-as-a-soil-am.aspxGeological GHG emission mitigation: a preliminary investigation24/06/2019 23:00:00