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By | January 29, 2024

New Open Sustainability Policy Summit to Explore How Policy and Regulation Can Support Collaborative Solutions to Decarbonization

As the impacts of climate change mount, it is essential that we all work together to decarbonize energy and transportation systems, which are among the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions. A collaborative approach involving all stakeholders is necessary to develop the technologies needed to speed the transition to renewable energy sources in a fair and inclusive manner. 

That is why LF Energy is partnering with Johns Hopkins University to launch The Open Sustainability Policy Summit. This brand new event will gather lawmakers, policymakers, electric utilities, auto makers, technology vendors, researchers, and end users of energy to discuss the challenges and opportunities for an open source model of building both technology and standards to accelerate the energy transition. The summit will have a particular focus on how policy and regulation can support this collaborative approach, while ensuring communities are diverse and inclusive, and that the benefits of this transition are shared equitably.

Taking place May 2-3, 2024 at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Center in Washington, DC, the summit will address topics including:

  • How open source technologies are driving sustainability
  • The impact of open source on the energy transition and sustainable transportation
  • Barriers to open source adoption in the sustainability realm
  • How policy, regulations, and laws can support open source to speed innovation in sustainability
  • Ensuring equity and inclusivity of energy access and the benefits of decarbonization

Individuals and organizations interested in presenting on these or similar topics are encouraged to submit a speaking proposal by February 16.

Organizations supporting the event aside from LF Energy include EPRI, The Green Software Foundation, M-RETS, Open Climate Fix, and OS-Climate. The event is being spearheaded by the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins, along with other divisions of the university including the Ralph O’Connor Sustainable Energy Institute, Bloomberg American Health Initiative, and Baltimore Social-Environmental Collaborative.

Additional information on the event including the agenda and registration information will be announced in the coming weeks. Any media inquiries, questions, or requests to become an event partner can be directed to LF Energy Director of Communications Dan Brown.