At the the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), world leaders reached a new global agreement on climate action following two weeks of negotiations. Additionally, several countries, private funders, and NGOs made new pledges …
Nova Tebbe is a graduate student in EAP and the MPA-MPH dual degree. She works with Professor Jonathan Patz to inform climate policy in Wisconsin, the United States, and other countries and provide perspectives on the health and equity impacts of these policies.
EAP alum Dan York received a Nelson Institute Distinguished Alumni Award in 2021. York was happy to find the Nelson Institute and Energy Analysis and Policy certificate as a way to combine his technical expertise in engineering with his interest in energy and environmental studies in graduate school.
For the network of pipelines that bring natural gas to homes throughout the U.S., leaks are an ongoing challenge. Repairing those leaks can lead to safety and climate benefits by reducing the amount of methane (a potent greenhouse gas) released into the atmosphere. But a new study led by La Follette School Assistant Professor Morgan Edwards found these repairs are not always successful, leaving some of the potential benefits of leak repair on the table.
“The main finding of our study is that if microreactor vendors can reach their goals for total costs, and if they rely on low-interest government financing rather than private financing, then microreactors could be economically competitive against natural gas and increase the energy resilience of certain government facilities,” says Paul Wilson, the Grainger Professor of Nuclear Engineering at UW-Madison who led the study.
Roald will use the five-year, $500,000 grant to develop risk assessment methods to quantify short-term operational risk to electric distribution grids.
The last 5 years have seen a rapid growth in the interest of private companies in developing micro-scale nuclear reactors. With power levels in the 1–10 MW range, these reactors target completely different markets from …
Congratulations to Samantha Jurvich, Maitreyee Marathe, and Zachary Thomas, who were selected as early awardees of the 2021 EAP Student Scholarships. We look forward to their involvement in the Energy Analysis & Policy program at …
Emma Heins is a graduate student in EAP and the La Follette School of Public Affairs, where she is studying environmental policy with a focus in public health outcomes in low income communities. Emma serves as the At-Large Graduate Student Representative on UW–Madison’s Sustainability Advisory Council, helping to shape the future of campus’s advancements on sustainability.
For atmospheric scientist Tracey Holloway, it’s all about connection.
Connections between research and policy, connections between air quality and health, and interpersonal connections have driven Holloway, a professor in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, throughout her career.