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.
La Follette School faculty members conduct internationally recognized research to inform energy and environmental policymaking. Water policy, such as safe drinking water and water pollution, is another area of focus for La Follette School faculty.
The La Follette School provides students with tools to navigate the scientific, technical, economic, political, and social factors that shape energy and environmental policy design and implementation.