Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

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Renewable energy and its associated technologies, including solar panels and wind turbines, have long been seen as too expensive or too difficult to implement into energy portfolios.

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Thursday, March 18, 2021

Jacob Pankratz, MPA

Working as a teacher in a tribal school on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation during the Standing Rock pipeline protests made me aware of the issues in intertribal relations, specifically the lack of concern from those in power of the issues facing Indian country. Seeing my community being ignored by government spurred me on to work in government to change this.

Research by La Follette School Assistant Professor Morgan Edwards and colleagues demonstrates how combining existing subnational climate action with expanded national strategies in the United States will be critical to reach scientifically informed climate goals.

Four La Follette School faculty members will join WisPolitics.com President Jeff Mayers for Swing State Wisconsin: The Major Issues for Voters this November, an online panel discussion at noon Friday, October 2.

State agencies and nonprofit organizations are among the many partners seeking assistance from La Follette School students during their capstone course, Workshop in Public Affairs (PA 869). In spring, End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) asked how the state might improve access to Emergency Assistance grants for survivors of domestic violence.

Professor Greg Nemet, Assistant Professor Morgan Edwards, and two La Follette School alumni are among a cohort that received the 2020 Research Cluster Grant from UW–Madison’s Robert F. and Jean E. Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies.

What a difference a year has made – 10 exceptional faculty, 19 outstanding certificate program graduates, 350 dedicated health policy leaders, three enthusiastic staff, and so much more. Simply put, the La Follette School of Public Affairs at UW–Madison is experiencing the most extensive growth in its 37-year history. 

Professor Greg Nemet received a Kohl Public Service Research Competition award to support his work on climate change analysis and policy.

La Follette School Professor Greg Nemet co-wrote a chapter with Jennie Stephens in Contemporary Climate Change Debates. The chapter explores whether a 100 percent renewable energy mix is the best future investment. Stephens says yes, while Nemet disagrees.

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