Anything can happen in NJ

By Denis Collins, CEO ActionZero and Former Chair IDA Ireland Regional Development & Board Director    Last week, ActionZero had the opportunity to participate in a climate action discussion with New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, the Choose New Jersey delegation, UCC and Orsted.  I felt like I had hit the trifecta at Monmouth Park! Why […]

IPCC reaction: We’re running out of time

By Denis Collins, CEO at ActionZero The window of opportunity to protect the world from the irreversible damage of climate change is closing and we’ve only ourselves to blame. Human actions are fuelling dangerous disruption to our climate at alarming speed. Failure to act will result in consequences more serious than predicted and we only […]

­The link between carbon prices and energy in Ireland

By Gerry O’Sullivan, ActionZero Energy Risk and Procurement Manager Over recent years we have all become more conscious of the role that carbon dioxide (CO2) plays in speeding up the global warming of our planet and the catastrophic impacts of this. However, what is less evident to most of us is exactly how carbon emissions […]

The changing role of CFOs

By Louise Patrick, Chief Financial Officer at ActionZero The role of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) has changed rapidly over the last five years. This change has been accelerated by the introduction of new technologies as well as the disruption caused by the pandemic. CFOs are required to adjust how they think, lead, and operate, […]

Do heat pumps signal the death knell for conventional gas and boilers?

The conversation surrounding climate change has become more heated – quite literally – in recent months since COP26. It was at the global climate conference in Glasgow last October that the need for urgent action became clear if we’re to protect the world as we know it. The main takeaway from the summit was undeniable. […]

Recent surge in natural gas prices is the stuff of nightmares

By Tim Cramer, ActionZero Consulting Services Manager Finding most European’s prevailing nightmare is a tricky business: whatever political situation spooks those in one part of the continent may be of scant concern to those on the other end. COVID-19 is one contender, as it has made life dull from Dublin to Dusseldorf and beyond. Another […]

Dress well when you’re going bad

Moving the dial for climate action from talk to action and the need for every job to be a climate action job.  By Harry O’Farrell, ActionZero Chief Commercial Officer  When I look back to where my own career journey began in the electrical trades some 20 or so years ago, I had the privilege of […]

To make sustainability happen, make it profitable

By Denis Collins, CEO at ActionZero Yes, I used the “P” word. When it comes to the strategic agenda, sustainability should take pride of place at the top of the priority list. Just as it’s important for us to consider our own personal footprint on the world, companies should be no different. A company is […]

Are humans better than bacteria?

By John O’Leary, Chief Technology Officer at ActionZero After COP26, I am reminded of the typical growth curve of bacteria in a petri dish. There is the initial lag phase whilst the colony establishes itself, followed by exponential growth as the colony thrives. Then, as nutrients are depleted, and toxic by-products increase in concentration, comes […]

COP26: Less talk, more action

By Denis Collins, ActionZero CEO All eyes turn to Glasgow as COP26 draws to a close. Seeing the banks of the Clyde, once an industrial powerhouse, playing host to one of the most important summits in UK history has been remarkable. This river and area, famous for its contribution to boating and ship building, is […]