Cora Cronin: My Internship Experience with ActionZero

Tell us a bit about yourself and your role at ActionZero? I’m going into my final year of a Law and Accounting degree at UL. As part of the Co-op education programme in the third year of this degree, I began working with ActionZero. I am currently working as a financial intern to the CFO […]

Spotlight on Siona Daly, Energy Engineer at ActionZero

Tell us about your career to date? I was extremely fortunate to find my true calling in Sustainable Energy Consultancy very early on in my career. I have worked with incredible people, collaborated with brilliant organisations, and built relationships with wonderful clients. My career has taken me from small social enterprise work in Tipperary, to […]

Gerry’s Journey to Romania to recover Ukrainian Family Car

Gerry O’ Sullivan, our Energy & Risk Procurement Manager and his wife Deirdre recently opened up their home to welcome a family of three fleeing the conflict in the Ukraine. This mother and her two daughters (aged 10 and 18) were forced to abandon their car in Romania, near the border with Moldova, to fly […]

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 […]

Lack of planning preventing Ireland from being a global leader in offshore wind

ActionZero met with Professor Jerry Murphy, a leading thinker in renewable energy, to discuss the challenges preventing Ireland from being a global hub for offshore wind, and why it’s so important to Ireland’s net-zero future.   Offshore wind farms, as the name suggests, are large-scale turbine constructions mounted on floating platforms built out in the […]