Energy minister Brian Wilson is to appoint a new body to advise him on the development of renewables. "We need to ensure that we have a strategy and vision that reaches to all corners of the United Kingdom," he says. "The Renewables Advisory Board will bring together key players from industry, the unions and government. It will be based on the highly successful PILOT initiative -- the oil and industry task force -- and will drive forward our R&D and capital grants programs, as well as other crucial issues such as the development of a supply chain and the infrastructure constraints." Wilson has invited the newly founded Renewable Power Association is invited to join its interim board.