Paul is the Chief Executive Officer of Tipperary Energy Agency. He has been with the agency since 2006 and Chief Executive since 2012. He is involved with both renewable energy (wind and bio-energy) and energy efficiency projects. Paul’s key technical competencies are in the areas of wind, biomass and solar energy development, energy efficiency in domestic and commercial buildings and energy efficiency in the water industry. Paul is a consultant to the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, the European Commission and other utilities. Paul has spoken at a number of high profile conferences in Ireland and Europe on sustainable energy and was named as one of the top 20 influencers’ who will shape our response to climate change. Paul spoke at the recent Citizens’ Assembly on climate change and is a strong advocate of greater action on the reduction in use of fossil fuels. Paul Authored the successful Sustainable Tipp application to the European Investment Bank’s ELENA program. Paul is a chartered engineer, holds a 1st class honours degree in Mechanical Engineering, three L6 Special purpose certificates in sustainable energy and an MSc in energy from Heriot-Watt in Edinburgh.