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Sustainability

With Inflation Reduction Act, U.S. sees landmark action on climate change
Published Aug 12, 2022
Experts from the Ralph O'Connor Sustainable Energy Institute discuss the legislation's impact on renewable energy, carbon capture technology, and other approaches to environmental sustainability
Sustainability
Solar facility now supplying renewable energy for two-thirds of university's electricity use
Published Aug 3, 2022
With the development of the Skipjack Solar Center, JHU achieves goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 51% three years early
Sustainability
New project will lay groundwork for open access to massive windfarm simulations
Published July 12, 2022
The creation of a public database will increase accessibility for all users, including academics and engineers who are developing more sustainable energy solutions
Sustainability
Input sought on draft vision statement, guiding principles for sustainability
Published March 11, 2022
A survey is open to affiliates and community partners through April 1
Sustainable Energy Institute
Engineers aim to convert destructive CO2 to more useful form of carbon
Published Feb 17, 2022
Using the university's own emissions, they'll attempt to convert harmful carbon dioxide into pure carbon, which is useful in manufacturing, textiles, and biochar
Sustainability
Freezer challenge asks labs to put costly energy consumption on ice
Published Feb 3, 2022
For the second year in a row, JHU will participate in the International Freezer Laboratory Challenge, which recognizes actions that promote energy efficiency, sample accessibility, and sample integrity
Sustainability
Researchers will use power of AI to optimize materials for solar energy
Published Nov 5, 2021
SPIRAL Center is one of 10 projects to receive support from Department of Energy initiative focused on the development of low-cost energy technologies
Hopkins chemist aims to develop longer-lasting, sustainable materials
Published Sept 22, 2021
Rebekka Klausen joins Center for the Chemistry of Molecularly Optimized Networks with focus on increasing the lifetime of synthetic rubbers and designing plastics that can decompose upon a chemical trigger
Economics
Inside $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill
Published Aug 11, 2021
Economist Luis Quintero evaluates the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and discusses the plan's potential for economic impact
Q+A
The future of sustainable energy: A conversation with Ben Schafer
Published Aug 10, 2021
Founding director of the Ralph S. O'Connor Sustainable Energy Institute talks renewable vs. sustainable energy and what he and his ROSEI colleagues are doing to ensure a cleaner future for us all