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Help us plan the future of renewable energy in Berkshire!
At this event you will hear from speakers specialising in increasing the number of renewables in Berkshire.
Thames Valley Energy will be telling us about their assessment of the countys renewable potential.
The Reading Climate Change Partnership has an ambitious target to reach 8% renewable energy supply by 2020 (2.8% recorded in Sept 2011). Hear from the partnership's energy lead on their successes so far, and working up to reaching this target.
There will be a workshop for SMEs and other organisations to learn from local renewable energy projects and work with the public sector to take the agenda forward.
Hosted in one of Reading's heritage buildings which has successfully incorporated a number of green measures.
Who should attend?
SMEs* who are interested in renewable energy and based in Berkshire or Surrey.
Larger businesses and public sector organisations in the area.
- Thames Valley Energy - solar and hybrid solutions (combining renewable technologies on one site) by Keith Richards
- Reading Climate Change Partnership - generating 8% of local power using renewable technology by Ben Burfoot, Reading Borough Council.
- Reading International Solidarity Centre - on the installation of their roof garden, renewable technologies and future plans to reduce energy use.
We will be discussing the business perspective on how SMEs can access local public sector and other projects and how they can become part of the supply chain.
There will also be an opportunity to network and take a tour of the RISC roof garden and hear about their solar installation.
2.00 Registration/ refreshments
2.35 Keith Richards - Renewables and Hybrid technology solutions
2.55 Ben Burfoot - Reading Climate Change Partnership - successes and challenges ahead
3.15 Dave Richards - A heritage building installing green measures
5.00 Tour of roof garden and building to include solar panels + networking
RISC is close to Reading town centre and accessible by public transport. The nearest cap park is Queens Road car park, a few minutes walk away. For more information please look at www.risc.org.uk/contact
*SME (small/ medium sized enterprises) are businesses which have up to 250 employees.
Led by the Institute for Sustainability Re:start Local is a project part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) which aims to help SMEs secure local business opportunities developing from the increasing number of renewable energy and low carbon building retrofit investments in South East England.
When & Where
Reading Borough Council for Re:start Local
Reading Borough Council and TV Energy are hosting a number of events in Berkshire and Surrey as part of the ERDF funded Re:start Local project