Paul works across many areas of energy systems and policy, applying a broad analytical background gained in the energy industry and conducting quantitative and qualitative research of individual energy technologies from a systems perspective. Prior to joining E4tech, Paul worked in the Corporate Affairs team at UK energy utility SSE focusing on the wholesale power markets with an emphasis on thermal and renewable generation policy. In this role Paul provided strategic support and analysis for the business including cost assessing renewable support schemes, scenario building of future coal, gas and biomass generation capacity and forecasting available fuel supply for energy-from-waste operators. Recent work at E4tech has included analysing the financial returns available to vehicle owners offering grid services and developing a methodology for estimating the net economic benefit of deploying fuel cell electric vehicles in Japan. Paul has also been involved in a number of E4tech’s bioenergy projects and manages the UK Solid and Gaseous Biomass Carbon Calculator for the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
Paul has a first class MSc Energy Policy degree from the University of Exeter (UK) where he wrote his dissertation on the ability of large energy suppliers to innovate new business models around distributed generation and energy services. Prior to this he earned a BA in Political Science and Anthropology from Macalester College (USA). Paul is fluent in English and Norwegian and proficient in Spanish.