Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Energy

Greg Nemet is predicting the future. By interviewing energy experts, the La Follette School professor is learning about their expectations of what solar, and carbon capture and storage will look like in 2040 and beyond.

Madison has a more complete estimate of the city’s greenhouse gas emissions thanks to a 2014 analysis by La Follette School students.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Zich applies skills to energy sector

When Tyrel Zich graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire, he knew he wanted to add a strong quantitative skill set to his foundation of qualitative skills, so he came to the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Gregory F. Nemet

Professor of Public Affairs 

Public affairs students suspect that the 1850s abode that houses the La Follette School could be a little more energy efficient — and the university's student government agrees.

To help make a retreat center in Uganda sustainable, La Follette School students advised the Global Livingston Institute to establish an Internet café and to switch the center's electricity source from a diesel generator to solar panels.

Growing up in a working class Milwaukee neighborhood and getting bused to a wealthy suburb for school primed La Follette School student Caroline McCormack for pursuing a career in housing and community development.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Students examine energy systems

Because state and federal policies largely do not address microgrids, the Wisconsin Energy Institute and the Green Exchange Madison worked with La Follette School students to assess the costs and benefits of a microgrid, a small power system that integrates self-contained generation, distribution, sensors, energy storage and energy management software with a seamless and synchronized connection to a utility power system.

Dana Gavrila was surprised the first time she drew on her economics training gained at the La Follette School of Public Affairs. As a tax attorney for Cheniere Energy in Houston, Texas, the 2012 alum helped to secure private letter rulings on specific tax issues at the state and federal levels.

Carl Christiansen knew he chose the correct public policy graduate program when he went to a seminar on the Affordable Care Act given by a well-known economist and encountered 10 other students from the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

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