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David Collins joins RPA to work on the AD agenda
Submitted: 15 November 2004
David Collins has joined the RPA on a part-time basis to work on the Anaerobic Digestion Agenda.

David has great expertise in this area. He is the initiator of an ongoing project to establish a Pilot Biogas plant in London. Partners in this project include, Greater London Authority, London Development Agency, London Borough of Southwark, Sustainable Energy Action. David has also advised the Cabinet Office Policy and Innovation Unit (PIU) on Waste Strateg and advised Greenpeace and Department for Food and Rural Affairs on Anaerobic Digestion issues.

David successfully campaigned for changes to government categorisation of Anaerobic Digestion in Best Value and Waste Hierarchy. He has been a consultant to RPA member Greenfinch Ltd, assisting in building biogas plants near Dumfries and an advisor to Sustainable Energy Action, Southwark, London, in developing Biogas plant linked to district heating system in Aylesbury Estate. He is a Research Fellow of City University and a contributor to Croners Energy Management Briefing.

He was the author of a study for the Greater London Authority titled “Anaerobic Digestion of Household Waste; A Pactical Renewable Energy Option for London?”. This paper was the winner of Bromley Council Environmental Awards 2002 for "Exceptional Commitment to the Environment."

Davids initial tasks are to recruit more AD members into the RPA, as described in the attached article, to be published in the 2005 edition of UK Power.

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Article to be published in UK Power
RPA to champion the renewable without a name.pdf Download Acrobat ReaderDownload Acrobat Reader 

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