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Johns Hopkins Launches New Institute Focused on Clean, Renewable Energy Technologies

By District Energy posted 04-28-2021 11:34




With a $20 million gift from the estate of trustee emeritus and alumnus Ralph S. O’Connor, the Johns Hopkins University and its Whiting School of Engineering today announced the establishment of the Ralph S. O’Connor Sustainable Energy Institute (ROSEI) to serve as the university’s interdisciplinary home for ongoing research and education aimed at creating clean, renewable, and sustainable energy technologies.
This ambitious and wide-ranging effort—dedicated to helping chart a new energy future and addressing the driving forces of global climate change—is built on the O’Connor gift as the catalyst of a new $75 million, 10-year total investment by the Whiting School and the university in energy related research and education.

ROSEI will educate future energy leaders and support implementation, markets, and polices that promote an affordable and equitable green energy future for a more resilient world.

“Hopkins has never shied away from tackling enormous, complex societal problems—and this is one such challenge,” says Ben Schafer, the Willard and Lillian Hackerman Professor of Civil and Systems Engineering and the institute’s founding director.

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