Emma Pinchbeck

Emma Pinchbeck

Company: Energy UK

Job title: CEO


Emma Pinchbeck is an expert in whole-economy decarbonisation and the energy transition. From 2016-2020, she served as Deputy CEO of the trade body Renewable UK, in which role she also sat on the Board and on the Board of Scottish Renewables. She holds several board advisory positions, including with Imperial College and Innovate-UK, and is a regular commentator on climate change and renewables in the media. Prior to joining Renewable UK, Emma was Head of the Climate Change team at WWF UK; in this role she led a team campaigning on the Paris Agreement, on international aviation emissions, and on the UK’s Coal Phase Out. Emma strongly supports efforts to improve diversity in the energy sector and improve working practices in industry, and has been a mentor to various young professionals around her work. She has an MA from the University of Oxford. Outside of work, she ran her first Marathon in 2018 to raise money for WWF’s climate change work, and is a keen competitive rower. She is passionate about sustainable living: even her wedding dress was from Oxfam! Emma had her first child in Autumn 2019.


Panel discussion: Are we doing enough as an industry to fully realise the potential of energy efficiency? 11:55 am

• What are the challenges with take-up? • What role can utility companies play? • What role does smart technology play? • How can policy and technology be optimised to support the fuel poor?Read more

day: 21 October 2020