To extend the reach of the La Follette Forum on Climate Policy, approximately 100 Madison West High School students participated in virtual climate change simulations with the Wisconsin Energy Institute (WEI) November 23.
Energy and the Environment
Grad student Tebbe finds inspiration at U.N. climate conference
La Follette School graduate student Nova Tebbe calls herself a climate newcomer. Yet, in early November, she joined 300 people who walked out of the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (or COP26) to protest the lack of significant commitment to combat climate change.
La Follette Forum 2022 delves into American Power, Prosperity & Democracy
The La Follette School will host its third annual La Follette Forum, funded by the Kohl Initiative, on Wednesday, May 4, 2022.
Insightful discussions abound at Climate Policy Forum
Nearly 300 policymakers, practitioners, community leaders, and researchers attended the second annual La Follette Forum on October 6 in Madison.
Climate forum showcases alumni, diversity of voices
Four La Follette School alumni will be featured as panelists at the La Follette Forum: Climate Policy on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021. The daylong conference also brings a diversity of voices, including youth, to one of the most important issues across the globe.
Weimer contributes to National Academies report on radioactive materials
La Follette School Professor David Weimer contributed to a new report on the uses of radioactive materials such as cobalt-60 and cesium-137 in the United States and around the world.
Badger Talks series features La Follette School faculty
In the mood for a little public policy over lunch? Join La Follette School professors Christine Durrance, Greg Nemet, Morgan Edwards, and Philipp Koellinger for their noon-time virtual talks this August, sponsored by Badger Talks LIVE.
Teodoro publishes study on the effectiveness of surveillance as a water conservation method
Does asking people to spy on their neighbors save water? According to a new study led by La Follette School Associate Professor Manny Teodoro, the answer is yes—although the full story is complicated in an interesting way.
Edwards finds that repairs to natural gas distribution system don’t always work
For the network of pipelines that bring natural gas to homes throughout the U.S., leaks are an ongoing challenge. Repairing those leaks can lead to safety and climate benefits by reducing the amount of methane (a potent greenhouse gas) released into the atmosphere. But a new study led by La Follette School Assistant Professor Morgan Edwards found these repairs are not always successful, leaving some of the potential benefits of leak repair on the table.
Podcaster Westervelt to discuss media’s role in climate debate
As the Spring 2021 Public Affairs Journalist in Residence, Amy Westervelt will discuss the news media’s role in the fossil fuel industry’s efforts to block climate action and obscure climate science. Westervelt’s presentation, Widening the Circle of Accountability: Media & the Climate Debate, will be livestreamed at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 21.