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Complex problems demand visionary solutions.

Transforming energy technology to combat climate change

The Ralph S. O’Connor Sustainable Energy Institute, based in Johns Hopkins University’s Whiting School of Engineering, is the university’s focal point for energy-related research and educational programs. Founded in 2021, the institute brings together the extensive energy-related activities already underway at the university and focuses on developing an impactful program to address the transformation of the energy sector to help address climate change.

The institute’s leadership developed the following vision, mission, and values: 

Vision: Johns Hopkins University is globally recognized for developing technologies, educating people, and supporting policy that equitably addresses the intertwined challenges of climate change and energy use for Baltimore, the nation, and the world.

Mission: The Energy Institute integrates efforts across the university to create and implement clean, renewable and sustainable energy technologies; educate future energy leaders; and within the complex inter-connected systems that energy resides support implementation, markets, and policies that promote an affordable and equitable green energy future for a more resilient world.

Values: Innovation, Education, Equity, Community