An array of solar panels is pictured at Madison Gas and Electric’s (MGE) O’Brien Solar Fields in Fitchburg, Wisconsin.

Energy and the Environment

Our faculty’s research informs energy and environmental policymaking. Other areas of focus include environmental justice and water policy.

Energy plays a crucial role in modern civilization, yet energy use poses serious risks to the environment and international security. Decision-makers in government, industry, and environmental organizations are increasingly challenged with balancing tradeoffs among these multifaceted energy issues.