Calendar of Events

Forth Webinar: Federal Clean Energy Funding and Financing Opportunities
Sep 28 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Forth Webinar: Federal Clean Energy Funding and Financing Opportunities

The U.S. Department of Energy supports a number of clean energy loan and financing programs. Join this webinar to learn more about these programs and how they can help you – whether you are a startup energy business looking to launch a pilot project, a company with proven technology that needs help reaching commercial scale, or a state, local or tribal government looking for funding resources for energy projects.

The USDOE has over $40B in loan authority through various programs, with loans starting at $100M with 25-year terms and a 2% interest rate. Some of the programs can be used to pay for innovative deployment of equipment as well as for commercial business expansion. Right now, much of this money is limited to on-road vehicles and charging, but there is legislation pending to broaden the funding scope to include offroad and MHD vehicles.

Learn more about these DOE financing opportunities and gain insights on developing a strong proposal, from both USDOE speakers and first-hand from a loan recipient.


Power2Drive Europe Restart 2021
Oct 6 – Oct 8 all-day
Power2Drive Europe Restart 2021
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The exhibition Power2Drive showcases charging solutions and technologies for electric vehicles and reflects the interaction between electric vehicles and a sustainable and environmentally friendly energy supply.

It is an industry hotspot for suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and start-ups in the emerging field of electric mobility and transportation. Our goal is to help companies to develop and distribute technologies and business in the field of traction batteries, charging infrastructure and electric vehicles and to push forward a sustainable future mobility.


Forth Webinar: The Charging Infrastructure Ecosystem
Oct 12 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Forth Webinar: The Charging Infrastructure Ecosystem

The availability and accessibility of charging infrastructure is critical to the acceleration of the widespread adoption of clean transportation technologies. Delivery vans, buses, trucks, bikes, and passenger cars all need access to reliable charging for consumers to feel confident in using electric vehicles.

Our panelists will provide updates on the US EV infrastructure plan and strategies and how we successfully and equitably scale infrastructure by taking a close look at policy development from around the globe. We’ll also hear about the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Transportation Electrification Infrastructure Needs Analysis (TEINA). The TEINA study aims to identify the charging needs and gaps across Oregon. Speakers will analyze the needs in the charging infrastructure ecosystem, explore current strategies and more.


Oct 26 – Oct 29 all-day

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KEY ENERGY is an international exhibition and conference showcasing technologies, services and integrated solutions that promote and accelerate the transition towards a carbon-neutral economy – the main aim of the Green Deal, the strategic plan for sustainable growth launched by the European Union.

  • Renewable energy
  • Storage and solutions for distributed power generation
  • Energy efficiency applied to industry and building
  • Cogeneration, trigeneration, micro-cogeneration
  • Sustainable City: digital, electric and circular
  • Sustainable mobility

Key Energy is Europe’s comprehensive event comprising renewable energy, energy storage systems, energy efficiency, urban regeneration, sustainable mobility, lighting and smart grids.

A wide range of conferences make Key Energy a must-attend event in terms of training and professional updating.

KEY ENERGY is not only a showcase, but also an opportunity for energy professionals to meet and share their knowledge with the sector’s key players, as well as benefit from updates and training.

The conferences and workshops programme is organized by a Scientific Committee that includes all relevant institutions and industrial associations, as well as technical/scientific and civil society organisations.

The 2021 conference programme will focus on technological innovations, financial models and organisational solutions that will help Italy reach the ambitious 2030 European targets.

A major focus will be placed upon the challenges and opportunities that Italian companies will face in the international market, while international investors will get a thorough insight on the Italian market.



Wind turbines for on- and off-shore, floating wind technology, components, energy producers, solutions for revamping and re-powering the existing park, O&M, Asset and finance, Developers. In collaboration with ANEV (Italy’s National Association of Wind Energy).


Photovoltaics, inverters, thermodynamic solar, components, solutions for O&M&P (revamping and re-powering), energy storage technologies, smart grids


Cogeneration, trigeneration, micro-cogeneration, geothermal energy and heat pumps, digitalisation and energy management systems, ESCO, EPC contractors, energy trading.


Systems and technologies for digitalisation, smart cities, electric and integrated mobility, efficient lighting, security, risk management, IoT, smart building, utilities.

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Forth Webinar: Addressing Anti-Displacement and Gentrification in Transportation Electrification
Oct 26 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Forth Webinar: Addressing Anti-Displacement and Gentrification in Transportation Electrification

We cannot address equitable access in transportation electrification without discussing community displacement caused by transportation growth. Historically, transportation has been a driving force for displacement and gentrification amongst communities.

Highway construction projects and transit line developments unfairly disrupt and displace the lives of low-income communities  and communities of color. The  Urban Displacement Project utilizes maps of cities to highlight gentrification and displacements and their relation to transportation development. This project was developed by UCLA, UC Berkeley and Portland State University to understand the nature of gentrification and displacement in American cities, with a focus on creating tools to help communities identify the pressures surrounding them and take more effective action.

This webinar will focus on building equitable community leadership to address anti-displacement strategies as the clean transportation industry accelerates. Our panelists will highlight strategies to minimize negative community impacts of gentrification and displacement. How can we focus on charging infrastructure development and policies to avoid unintended displacement or gentrification?

By understanding the injustices that past and present transportation projects have caused in communities, we can use those lessons to develop better practices, policies and relationships to build a better, clean transportation system for all.


Forth Webinar: Centering Equity and Resilience in School Bus Electrification
Nov 9 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Forth Webinar: Centering Equity and Resilience in School Bus Electrification

Clean transportation for all means we need to ensure all modes of transportation transition away from fossil fuel. The utilization of diesel emission buses expose students to high levels of pollution. In April 2021, Congress introduced the Clean Commute for Kids Act to provide $25 billion over 10 years to replace diesel school buses with electric, zero-emission buses. The legislation aims to prioritize communities of color, who disproportionately suffer poor health due to lower air quality.

The transition to electrify school buses began even before the Clean Commute for Kids Act passed. Portland General Electric announced this year that the Beaverton School District received the first electric school buses in Oregon through the 2020 School Bus Electrification Project. The Mid Atlantic Electric School Bus Experience Project (MEEP) is providing school districts in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and DC with vehicles and information on electric buses, allowing them to gain experience with multiple manufacturers and evaluating the performance of the vehicles to best suit the needs of the districts.

During this webinar, panelists will discuss some upcoming projects in Portland, Oregon and around the country bringing access to electrified school buses for communities. Our speakers will highlight lessons learned from pilot projects, share examples and strategies to allow equitable  access, and discuss scaling opportunities of electric buses.


Forth Webinar: The Business Case For Workplace Charging
Nov 16 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Forth Webinar: The Business Case For Workplace Charging

How can businesses encourage electric transportation? The U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) launched the Workplace Charging Challenge in 2013 to encourage the installation at workplaces of on-site charging stations. Partnering with organizations committed to providing charging options to their employees, the challenge provided opportunities to develop best practices, lessons learned, as well as templates and tools.

The process to advancing workplace charging includes: evaluation and planning, installing, managing and engaging employees. By evaluating goals and needs, employers are better equipped to select the best workplace solution.

Can workplace charging help bolster your business?

In this webinar, panelists will explore the business case for workplace charging. Kelly Yearick, Senior Program Manager at Forth, will highlight Electric Vehicle Adoption Leadership (EVAL). The program provides a roadmap as well as resources and recognition for organizations as they support the adoption of sustainable modes of transportation at their worksite. Our panel will include current employers offering workplace charging to employees, utilities offering workplace charging assistance and charging station providers.


Automechanika Shanghai 2021 @ National Exhibition and Convention Center, Shanghai, China
Nov 24 @ 09:00 – Nov 27 @ 15:00
Automechanika Shanghai 2021 @ National Exhibition and Convention Center, Shanghai, China

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Automechanika Shanghai 2021 will be held from 24 to 27 November 2021 in Shanghai. The show’s resources make it an ideal and reliable stage for players to gather information and strategically plan their next business move. Attendees can benchmark their goals and objectives against the latest business models and trends, as well as explore and collaborate with pioneering companies presenting innovative products and services across the entire supply chain.

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AEC2021 – Fit for E-mobility in 2030 @ SQUARE Conference Centre, Brussels
Dec 13 – Dec 14 all-day

AEC2021 will take place in Brussels on December 13-14 at the SQUARE Conference Centre.

Join the conversation on why the future of mobility in Europe is fully electric.

Save the date in your calendar and stay tuned for more information and the opening of registrations.

2021 is the year when we have to set out a clear phase-out plan for the Internal Combustion Engine.

One of the essential objectives for this decade is to ensure that newly sold road vehicles in Europe are 100% electric by 2030.

This goal is rooted in the necessity to respond promptly to the climate crisis and reduce CO² emissions rapidly, and in the equally pressing need to improve air quality, the underlying cause of many health issues among the broader population.

AEC2021 will focus on how to attain this essential ambition, featuring keynote talks followed by cutting-edge roundtable discussions, with world-class presentations by internationally renowned speakers.

The conference will connect European policymakers, the EV industry, EV users and academia while providing a fantastic opportunity to network with like-minded researchers and professionals from all over the world.

Don’t miss this unique chance to join the pivotal discussion on ending fossil-fuel-based transport in Europe!

Market transition: Do you want to know where the e-mobility market will head in the future? AEC2021 will showcase state-of-the-art EVs on the market and what can be expected to come.

Road transportation: AEC2021 will explore the opinions and expectations of EV users for the coming years, for example by looking at recent polls and market trends. Come hear them.

EV technology: How can we reach full electrification of newly sold vehicles by 2030? AEC2021 will illustrate the latest research and innovation findings that show the way.

Charging infrastructure: Join the dedicated discussion at AEC2021 on the growth of charging infrastructure, which needs to be rolled out holistically and in line with the growth of the number of EVs on the street.

Adapting legislation: Do you want to find your way in the current e-mobility policy landscape? AEC2021 will provide an overview of what is in place and what policies are missing to support a full transition.

Renewable energy: Come to AEC2021 to discover how e-mobility fits into the global energy ecosystem of Europe, which needs to rely on electrification powered by renewable energy sources.

Recycling: AEC2021 will be the place where you can discuss the value chain supplying raw material and components of EVs like batteries, looking at all its stages from mining to end production and recycling.

Education: Is reskilling the sector’s key to success? AEC2021 will present how consumers can be better informed about the many advantages of owning and using an EV in comparison to an ICE vehicle.



Day 1
Status Quo 2021

–  The AEC2021 will open with an overview of the status quo: where do we stand on e-mobility at the end of the year 2021

– Have the currently announced measurements already brought us closer to a full phase-out of internal combustion?

EAFO will present a thourough analysis of the EV market, from public charging points to a complete overview of all transport modalities.

– Today we have 322,783 public charging points available in Europe. So what enabled the Netherlands to become the frontrunner, as it currently hosts 81,814 of those charging points? (EAFO data 30/06/21)

Policy Year 2021 towards 2050

– Policy measures are key to decarbonising transportation. Did the Fit for 55% package set the right framework for the end of the ICE age? Policymakers from different levels will share their insights on the AFID/AFIR, CO2 standards, REDIII, etc.


Day 2
The Supply Chain & Employment

On day two, the event will look at the most predominant question for the industry today:

– As Europe moves ahead with electric mobility and towards the end of internal combustion, every producer and user will eventually make the switch. So how do we get there?

– Roughly 12 million road vehicles are sold each year in the European Union. Can we electrify them all? Or do we need to switch to other transport modalities?

– Building a fully electrified future for road transport means a significant expansion of the supply chain to develop batteries and other components.

– A battery needs more than lithium, nickel and cobalt. It also requires specific components linked to the different chemistries.

The morning program will address the following questions:

– What is the financial impact of the changes that will lead to the switch in the industry? How can they be financed?

What’s the employment impact of the industry’s switch? How can we ensure Europe has the qualified workforce it needs to produce the EVs to decarbonise transport? Training and education are a fundamental part of this process.

748,107,649 Europeans need to make the switch

The afternoon program will debate these and other questions:

– How will consumers need to be supported?

– All the planned changes in policy and industry will have an impact on the daily life of vehicle users. How to ensure drivers welcome the end of internal combustion and switch to electrification. Are all their needs answered in an appropriately consumer-centric way?

– What is the role of AI in making this major mobility shift possible?

Forth Webinar: Forth End of Year Roundtable
Dec 14 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Forth Webinar: Forth End of Year Roundtable

2021 was a major year for attention-grabbing EV-marketing campaigns, funding opportunities for clean transportation projects and infrastructure, and elevating the development of the clean transportation workforce.

As we roll into 2022, what partnership opportunities and strategies should be developed to increase the adoption of electric vehicles?

In our final webinar of 2021, Forth’s Executive Director, Jeff Allen will be joined by industry leaders to discuss key takeaways from 2021, the impact of the Biden administration thus far on the industry and what trends they project for 2022.


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