Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

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. 

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Fusing subnational with national climate action is central to decarbonization: the case of the United States

A government approach to address coal overcapacity in China,

Workshop Report on Methods for R&D Portfolio Analysis and Evaluation

Evidence map: topics, trends, and policy in the Energy Transitions literature

How uncertainty in technology costs and carbon dioxide removal availability affect climate mitigation pathways

The Impacts of Electric Vehicle Growth on Wholesale Electricity Prices in Wisconsin