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REA boss awarded CBE

Renewable Energy Association (REA) chief executive Nina Skorupska was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours.

Skorupska, who is also non-executive director for the WISE campaign that promotes women in science, engineering and technology, was awarded the CBE for “services to renewables and equality in the energy industry”.

She joined the REA in June 2013 after working as a chemist for 25 years in the energy industry.

Former REA director general Philip Wolfe, who is also founder and chairman of Westmill Solar Co-operative and Community Energy England, was also honoured, being made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for “services to renewable energy and the energy sector”.

Wolfe retired from the association in March 2012 after being a board member since 2002.

Other people honoured include former Scottish Environment Protection Agency chairman David Sigsworth, who retired from the role at the end of December. He was awarded Office of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

Two members of waste management firm Amey’s City of London collection crew also were honoured, with both awarded the British Empire Medal.

The accolade was given to Sean McCarthy and Charlie Andrews for their voluntary service to the British Legion Poppy Appeal, for which the pair have raised more than £300,000.

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