Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Energy

La Follette School student Nate Miller is developing the skillset he needs to help government maximize its effectiveness for its citizens.

Nick Lardinois’ love of nature and numbers led him to the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

The City of Madison has new ideas from La Follette School students to help the city achieve the carbon and energy goals laid out in its sustainability plan.

After years of lab work, Debaki Ale was ready to become more directly involved in energy and environmental policy, so she enrolled in the La Follette School's Master of International Public Affairs degree and its energy analysis and policy certificate programs.

The costs of installing a residential solar energy system seem to vary by the amount of competition in a market, the type of installer and by geographical area, new research suggests.

Andy Lick likes a challenge, and he has spent the last seven years showing that sustainable environmental policy and economic growth are not mutually exclusive. "My whole life I'd been told that the economy and the environment were opposing forces," the second-year La Follette School student says, "and my interest in energy policy grew out of challenging that assumption."

The pricing of installed solar photovoltaic systems in the United States from 2000 to 2013 will be discussed in a noon seminar on Tuesday, April 21, in the La Follette School conference room. Professor Greg Nemet and student Eric O’Shaughnessy will present.

La Follette School professor Gregory Nemet is one of eight university faculty members to receive the prestigious Romnes Faculty Fellowship.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Manufacturing emissions to be discussed

The effects of carbon dioxide emission intensity of manufacturing firms in India on importing will be discussed in a La Follette School seminar Tuesday, February 3, from noon to 1:20 p.m. in Room 1199 of Nancy Nicholas Hall, 1300 Linden Drive, home of the university's School of Human Ecology.

Strategies to promote emergency savings among underserved households will be discussed in a webinar on Wednesday, October 29, from 1 to 2 p.m. by La Follette School professor J. Michael Collins, director of the university's Center for Financial Security.

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