Five students were selected in Summer 2023 as early awardees for the Energy Analysis and Policy Student Scholarships. The 2023 round of EAP scholarships is made possible through the generosity of Wes and Ankie Foell, …
The Energy Analysis and Policy (EAP) graduate certificate program at UW–Madison awarded scholarships to outstanding students newly enrolled in EAP in 2022 and will award another round of scholarships to students joining the program in 2023.
The Energy Analysis and Policy (EAP) graduate certificate program at UW–Madison awarded scholarships to outstanding students newly enrolled in EAP in 2021 and will award another round of scholarships to students joining the program in 2022.
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 …