New head of British renewable energy association

The Renewable Energy Association (REA) in the UK has chosen Dr Nina Skorupska to be its new leader as successor to Gaynor Hartnell.

Skorupska will be joining the REA as Chief Executive on 29th July.

A chemist with over 25 years’ experience in the energy industry, she was the first female Power Station Manager of RWE npower’s Didcot B.
Dr Nina Skorupska
Since then she has led a UK energy trading team, been Director of Technology Services, spent time in Germany as RWE (FWB: RWE) Group’s Director of Performance Improvement, and then the Netherlands where she was Chief Technology Officer at Essent NV, a wholly-owned company of RWE Group and the Netherlands’ largest energy company.

On her appointment she told a gathering of the association, “Even though the economic climate makes investors wary, the renewables sector is well-placed to bring us out of recession and create employment with a growth rate of 16 per cent per annum to 2020.”

“Renewable energy in the UK is important for many reasons, a point I’m certainly going to be stressing. Whilst carbon reduction is vitally important, it’s also about creating a secure energy future, reducing dependency on imports from geopolitically challenging regions, not creating wastes, driving innovation for a sustainable life and so much more.”

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