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SAFE SUMMIT 2024

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About SAFE

SAFE is an action-oriented, nonpartisan organization committed to transportation, energy, and supply chain policies that advance the economic and national security of the United States, its partners, and allies. SAFE’s expert staff works with the Energy Security Leadership Council (ESLC), a peerless coalition of Fortune 500 CEOs and retired four-star military officers, to drive secure, resilient, and sustainable policy solutions.

SAFE’s work has expanded past its original focus on reducing America’s oil dependence to encompass global transportation, energy policy, security, and supply chain issues that seek to address many of our most pressing societal challenges. By pushing for international cooperation, radical transparency, and coupling reindustrialization with decarbonization, SAFE advances an ambitious systems approach—from the first raw materials to the very last mile.

SAFE’s pillar initiatives work on every aspect of the global energy power puzzle. They include:

  • The Center for Critical Minerals Strategy
  • The Center for Strategic Industrial Materials
  • The Coalition for Reimagined Mobility (ReMo)
  • The Center for Advanced Transportation Technology
  • The Grid Security Project
  • The Electrification Coalition (EC)

SAFE has played an essential role in the domestic energy policy dialogue since its founding in 2004. In a polarized political environment where most voices in energy policy have been ideologically defined by the left or right’s political platforms, SAFE has remained focused on pragmatic solutions that address supply and demand-side considerations as part of a holistic approach to energy security.

SAFE’s policy recommendations are embedded in the DNA of the two largest federal energy policy acts of the last two decades—the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, and the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. For more information, visit secureenergy.org

About the Electrification Coalition (EC)

The Electrification Coalition (EC) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that drives the policies and actions needed to electrify the U.S. transportation sector, protecting economic and national security, public health, and American jobs.

The EC’s holistic toolkit of strategies to facilitate the widespread adoption of electric vehicles addresses every aspect of the electrification transition—from federal policy priorities and industry commitments to municipal electrification plans and small business fleet electrification. These strategies include policy development, advocacy campaigns, consumer education, fleet electrification, cultivation of bipartisan support, community electrification planning, EV supply chain development, and coalition building.

Notable EC initiatives and resources include the Dashboard for Rapid Vehicle Electrification (DRVE tool), which provides public and private fleet managers with expert fleet analysis to expedite electrification while reducing costs; the Climate Mayors Purchasing Collaborative, which leverages the collective buying power of cities and counties across the country to procure EVs at scale; the Electrification Coalition Business Council (ECBC), which connects a nationwide network of industry leaders to collaborate on electrification policies and actions; and the State EV Policy Accelerator, which utilizes objective, data-driven research and analysis to engage in proactive state policy development, advocacy, and implementation.

The EC leverages state policy expertise and on-the-ground EV implementation experience to inform transportation electrification policymaking at the federal level. Since the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act, which contain many of the EC’s federal policy priorities, the EC has led the charge to help entities navigate new federal funding opportunities for EVs and charging infrastructure by creating and maintaining resources like the EV Funding Finder.

For more information, visit electrificationcoalition.org.

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