Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Energy

Future climate leaders engaged in climate change simulations with the Wisconsin Energy Institute (WEI) at Madison West High School on April 26 and 28.

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.

Friday, December 3, 2021

Manman Ding, MIPA, EAP

The La Follette School offers so many opportunities that you can take advantage of, and you will always have engaged and experienced staff and faculty to help in your search for career direction.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Emma Heins, MPA, EAP

It was beneficial to apply economic principles I learned in classes with a real-world client and to get some practical experience liaising and communicating with a client.

I went to a small school for my undergraduate studies, and I wanted to keep this tight-knit community while also having the resources of a large and world-renowned research university. My time at the La Follette School has allowed me to have both.

La Follette School Professor David Weimer contributed to a new report on the uses of radioactive materials. Published in June by the National Academy of Sciences, Radioactive Sources: Applications and Alternative Technologies offers suggestions for replacing these nuclear sources with non-nuclear technologies.

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.

The La Follette School provides a robust independent study structure that allows you to pair personal interests and experiences with real-world clients that make the classroom material that much more enriching.

La Follette School Assistant Professor Morgan Edwards and Kavita Surana of the University of Maryland School of Public Policy received funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to support their research on the interactions between corporations and cleantech start-ups.

Friday, April 16, 2021

Jenna Greene, MPA

I began the year working with Professor Greg Nemt to prepare content for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 6th Assessment Report. Since then, I’ve worked on research for projects on policies related to technological innovation, low energy demand, and carbon removal.

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