Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Energy

With a network of schools, scholars and problem-solvers across the country, the La Follette School is responding to the Startup America Policy Challenge.

After five years as a financial analyst, Ed Cubero is turning his attention to studying energy policy and analysis and public affairs at the La Follette School.

Students can connect with academic and industry professionals who are addressing society's energy challenges at a free November 4 conference, "Greening the Grid."
Economist Isao Kamata describes in the fall Policy Report the damage the March 11 earthquake and tsunami caused in a very large area of Japan.
A project for the public affairs course 819 Advanced Quantitative Methods for Public Policy is the basis of an article written by a student and an alum that appears this month in an academic journal.

Creative financing can lead to good environmental work and demonstrate that sustainability initiatives can be good for the economy and the environment, says 2002 alum Erick Shambarger, who is the City of Milwaukee's deputy director of environmental sustainability.

Public policy is one of the variables that makes engineering needs for the electrical power system nearly impossible to forecast, but Dan Molzahn has a little more insight than some electrical engineers.

Ben Paulos, class of 1997, is proud to announce the much-belated release of two CDs of music by his band, Bentham. The first, called "Miss Wisconsin," taps Paulos' experiences in Madison while earning a master's degree in public affairs and policy analysis.

Nina Carlson is helping Wisconsin become greener and more energy efficient as the senior policy analyst and federal liaison for the Wisconsin state energy office.

A few years out of college, Bickey Rimal found his professional interests shifting from chemistry to public policy, and he decided to pursue formal training at the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

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