Dr Paul Balcombe
Paul moved to the Sustainable Gas Institute from Manchester, where he achieved a first class degree in Chemical Engineering, attained chartered engineer status from his time in industry and then completed his PhD in 2014.
Paul’s research interests involve the environmental, economic and technical assessments of energy industry to answer a number of key questions: how can we decarbonise our energy use whilst maintaining living standards; what role should fossil fuels have in decarbonisation targets; and how can energy policy help us to do this most effectively?
Paul was the first author of our Institute’s first white paper, Methane & CO2 emissions from the natural gas supply chain. Paul is the lead investigator for the Methane and Environment Programme (MEP).