FORCE Annual General Meeting and April Meeting

April 14th, 2014

The April Meeting will feature our Annual General Meeting, and a presentation by a Quadrant Approved Inspectors, about the new updates to the Building Regulations and the Approved Documents.  

The AGM will close the twelfth year of FORCE, and nominations are now invited for Officer Positions and Steering Group Members.  Please use the AGM Notice to advise us if you have nominations.  Read more. 

Event – The Drive for Community Energy: Will ESCOs Transform the Energy Landscape? – 24th April 2014 at 6pm

April 14th, 2014

Promoting community energy strategies has become a major focus of Government policy with the release of the Community Energy Strategy Report in January, the setting up of the £15m DECC/DEFRA Rural Community Energy Fund and the creation of DECC’s Heat Networks’ Delivery Unit with a £6.9m budget.  Read more. 

Call for ideas: Climate Adaptation Business Challenge 2014

April 11th, 2014

The international Climate Adaptation Business Challenge 2014 provides a unique opportunity to transform your idea into commercial success.

Impacts of climate change are already happening. How do we adapt? Adapting to climate change offers new opportunities for business and innovative entrepreneurs.  Climate-KIC  cooperates with the Dutch research programme Knowledge for Climate to stimulate the creation of new climate business. Therefore they organise the second edition of the Climate Adaptation Business Challenge. The challenge is open to anybody with an innovative idea or interest in contributing to new climate business.  Read more. 

Batteries and Fuel Seminar 1st- 2nd 2014 Borehamwoood, UK

April 11th, 2014

 The seminar program focuses on present and future needs of portable and stationary electrochemical energy sources and highlights the latest technological developments designed to satisfy application requirements.   Read more. 

RETA Networking event – “The Changing Energy Market” – 10th April 2014

April 9th, 2014

Have you registered for the RETA event tommorrow on “The Changing Energy Market”?  The event will be held tommorrow at the Coventry Rugby Club, registration starts at 8.30am.  Please see the agenda for more details.  Please contact us to register. 



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£25 million Energy Catalyst fund launched

April 7th, 2014

A new £25m fund to support the development and commercialisation of innovative products in the UK’s energy sector has been launched.

The Energy Catalyst fund is supported by the Technology Strategy Board in partnership with the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).  Read more. 

**RETA Event – AGENDA** “The Changing Energy Market” – 10th April 2014 at the Coventry Rugby Club

April 3rd, 2014

The next RETA event will be on 10th April at the Coventry Rugby Club.  Don’t forget to register for the event!


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March FORCE Meeting

March 26th, 2014

A presentation by Mr Mike Froom, KPMG Midlands Head of Infrastructure Building and Construction.  Mr Froom will discuss the recent KPMG announcement about the predicted upturn in Construction activity, and will present the opportunities for the Infrastructure, Building and Construction sector, including some of the challenges that lie ahead.  Read more… 

Pioneers into Practice – Grant scheme for low carbon exchange

March 20th, 2014

This leading European wide professional development programme is once again opening its doors for 2014.

Applications are sought for both pioneers and host organisations from within climate change and sustainability related sectors. Full details on how to become an Pioneer or Host can be found on this page.   This is a wide-ranging and includes areas such as construction, consultancy, local government, energy, transport.  Read more. 

International Hydrogen & Fuel Cell – 25th March 2014, Millennium Point, Birmingham, B4 7XG

March 11th, 2014

An International Hydrogen & Fuel Cell conference wil be held on 25th March in Birmingham. Please see more details in the flyer.