Former Tory Energy Minister joins Renewable Energy Association

Baroness Veerma (left) with Dr. Nina Skorupska, Chief Executive, REA
Baroness Veerma (left) with Dr. Nina Skorupska, Chief Executive, REA

A former Tory energy minister in the Lords is to join the Renewable Energy Association – the UK’s biggest such body.

Baroness Verma joins the REA as an independent non-executive board member. Her new job includes looking at the strategic role of renewables and clean tech in the UK and trade opportunities for British services and manufacturing in emerging markets.

As Energy Minister during the coalition Government, Verma took the Energy Act 2013 through the Lords, before becoming Minister at the Department for International Development in 2015, with responsibility, amongst others, for climate and environment.

She said: “With storage and smart technologies already a reality, the opportunities for the UK to lead the world in these areas is one we cannot afford to waste and I look forward to working with REA members in this.”

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