Paul Allen

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"Paul holds an Honours degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Liverpool University. Paul joined the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) in 1988, responsible for design, development, production of a wide range of renewable energy systems, including solar-powered medical systems for use in Bosnia, Eritrea and many other parts of the world. Paul worked to develop CAT's spin-out engineering company Dulas Ltd in 1990, which has now gone on to become a successful independent business with a turnover in excess of 8 million.

"In 1995, Paul took up the newly created position as CAT's Media and Communications Officer. This involved proactive and reactive work with radio, television and the press, acting as principal spokesperson for the centre. In 1997, Paul was a founding director of EcoDyfi, the local regeneration organisation for the Dyfi Valley. Ecodyfi has established a number of community-based water, wind, solar and wood-fuel schemes.

"Paul is currently CAT's External Relations Director, heading the ground-breaking Zero Carbon Britain strategy programme, liaising directly with key policymakers in Government, business, public sector and the devolved assemblies to disseminate the findings of the evidence-based scenario development work." (from 2012) [1]


  • Member of Wales Science Advisory Council (2010)
  • Board member of the International Forum for Sustainable Energy (2008)
  • Climate Change Commissioner for Wales (2007)
  • Fellow Royal Society of the Arts (2005)
  • UK Millennium Fellow (1996)

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  1. cccep Paul Allen, organizational web page, accessed June 14, 2013.