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December 15, 2015

The University of Wisconsin-Madison and ExxonMobil have announced a two-year agreement to research the fundamental chemistry of converting biomass into transportation fuels. The research is a part of a broad effort to identify meaningful and scalable solutions to meet increasing global energy demand.


December 15, 2015

An additional grant of $20 million to the UW–Madison campus was announced by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) Board of Trustees this week. WARF’s grant will help support the Wisconsin Energy Institute (WEI).

Miriam Seifter

December 02, 2015

Not so long ago, most of us knew that the electricity powering our homes was generated at a power plant down the road and travelled through transmission lines to get to our kitchens and living rooms. The local utility provided the power and we paid the bill.

Phil Hart

November 24, 2015

“The biggest and most complex machine ever built by humankind.” That is how University of Wisconsin–Madison doctoral student of electrical engineering Philip Hart describes the nation’s power grid.

November 23, 2015

Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin are currently considering lifting a 1983 moratorium on creating new nuclear power plants in the state.

November 18, 2015

In January 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimated that a staggering $2.6 billion worth of treated drinking water is lost each year due to leaking water mains and approximately 240,000 main breaks.

Ed Rowe

November 16, 2015

The world's first dedicated source of synchrotron radiation, an electron storage ring named Tantalus, has been designated a historic site by the American Physical Society.

Fall WESC Winners

November 16, 2015

Inventors of a real-time monitoring platform aimed at making water softeners more efficient took home two top prizes at the Wisconsin and Sustainability Challenge (WESC) on Friday.

November 10, 2015

A shared passion for renewable energy technology has brought together two professors with two very different areas of expertise.

November 05, 2015

The Wisconsin Energy Institute (WEI) held its third annual Energy Summit on October 13th, 2015. This year’s Summit focused on "Air & Energy: The Path Ahead for the U.S. States" and attracted an enthusiastic crowd of 285 attendees.