2021: The Challenge of High Levels of Renewable Electricity in Ireland’s Electricity System.

The Irish Government has adopted a challenging target of having 70% of the country’s electricity produced from renewable sources (mainly wind and solar) by 2030. In its newly published report, the Irish Academy of Engineering (IAE) seeks to identify the risks in the transition to renewable electricity and recommend prudent actions by policy makers. Irish Academy of Engineering

2019:  Strengthening the Growth Finance Ecosystem in Germany and in Europe.  In addition to the mobilization of traditional venture capital, this study highlights alternative forms of financing, particularly the interfaces between high-tech growth companies, established businesses and academic institutions.  acatech

2019: Gene Editing. An expert panel set up to consider the implications of new gene-technologies in healthcare, pest control and the primary industries, has concluded there is a need to move on from a black and white view of “GM or not GM” to a more nuanced view that recognizes a wide range of applications of the technology, some of which may be more acceptable to New Zealand. Royal Society Te Aparangi

2019: Artificial Intelligence in Aotearoa. The paper, report, and videos explore what the growing use of artificial intelligence could mean for Aotearoa and how to ensure that all New Zealanders can prosper in an AI world. The videos feature a digital human talking about artificial intelligence. Royal Society Te Aparangi

2019: Evidence Summary on Plastics in the Environment. “There is growing concern about the use of plastics and their effects on the environment and human health. This document sets out how plastics are made, used and disposed of. It also covers how plastics enter the environment and the risks plastics pose to wildlife and humans.” Royal Society Te Aparangi