Paul McKinney

Associate Director, Energy Efficiency Programmes

Paul McKinney

Paul has substantial experience of programme and project management in the low carbon sector. He specialises in industrial energy saving projects that stimulate widespread industrial innovation. As a structured analytical thinker, Paul excels in programme design and implementation. His focus is technical and programme direction of multi-million pound energy efficiency programmes for the UK Government, such as the £9 million Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator, or the Energy Technology List that supports £500 million in UK energy efficient equipment purchases. He possesses deep knowledge and expertise in numerous energy efficiency technologies, ranging from electric motors to large industrial furnaces and heat recovery.

Paul is an experienced communicator who is often called upon to present research findings and conclusions in easily accessible formats that can be read by scientists, engineers, policy makers, and the general public. He also advises organisations on topics ranging from best practice advice for SMEs, to decarbonisation strategies for Local Enterprise Partnerships, and policy advice for Governments.

Paul previously led the creation of the Carbon Trust’s world-leading library of energy efficiency publications and web content. He has a master’s degree in Chemistry from Oxford University, and post-graduate training in Design, Manufacturing, and Management from Cambridge University. Prior to joining the Carbon Trust, Paul worked for seven years in technical and management roles on the Government’s Energy Efficiency Best Practice Programme.