Renewable Energy Association

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Renewable Energy Association
Renewable Energy Association logo.png
Abbreviation REA
Motto The voice of the renewables industry in the UK
Formation 26 June 2001
Type Trade association
Legal status Non-profit company (No. 04241430)
Purpose Renewable energy industry in the UK
Region served UK
Membership c. 900 companies
Chief Executive Gaynor Hartnell
Main organ REA Board
Affiliations Solar Trade Association
Website REA

The Renewable Energy Association is a trade association for the (overall) renewables industry in the UK. The REA is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. The REA is primarily funded from member subscriptions.[1]


The REA was established in 2001, not-for-profit trade association, to represent British renewable energy producers and promote the use of renewable energy in the UK.


The Renewable Energy Association has been criticised for encouraging reliance on large non renewable energy company members including the operators of Drax power station and Eggborough power station and lobbying to expand the use of food crops as biofuels including palm oil and soya.[2]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "About the REA". Renewable Energy Association. 
  2. ^ "Fighting the Big Biomass Baddies". The Ecologist. Retrieved 8 April 2014.