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May 23, 2013

$3.93 per gallon. 16-gallon tank. $62.88 to fill up. This is common math for holiday drivers who grudgingly foot the bill. The AAA estimates that 31.2 million Americans will travel this Memorial Day. Many will direct their frustration at station owners, oil companies or the government. But what factors cause these summer price spikes?

Paul Wilson

May 21, 2013

‘Nuclear’ is a powerful word that evokes images ranging from energy production to scheming Bond villains. Nuclear energy provides 70 percent of low-emissions electricity in the United States, yet there is much academic, social, and political debate concerning its safety and sustainability. 

May 20, 2013

A UW-Madison PhD student in Entomology, Rachel Mallinger investigates how the 600-700 species of bees native to Wisconsin may be affected by changes in the landscape. 

April 25, 2013

A new report warns that Wisconsin’s economic competitiveness could be at risk if the state doesn’t diversify its electricity sources.

The Badger State is already burdened by the second highest electricity prices in the Midwest, with only Michigan customers paying more on average.

April 23, 2013

University of Wisconsin-Madison chemists have identified an approach to use oxygen gas to convert lignin, a byproduct of biofuel production, into a form that could allow it to replace fossil fuels as a source of chemical feedstocks.

April 22, 2013

As the nation recognizes Earth Day on April 22, the University of Wisconsin-Madison is celebrating ongoing strides toward improving campus sustainability.

April 18, 2013

The University of Wisconsin celebrated the opening of a new home for energy research on campus in the Wisconsin Energy Institute with a symposium, tours and hands-on activities over the weekend.

The two-day event began with a symposium Friday highlighting the energy research that will occur in the new facility. As part of a day of family-friendly events, WEI hosted tours throughout the building and hands-on activities involving energy. Experts answered questions regarding the institute’s goals for students and community members at the event.

A red wing blackbird guards its nest in a plot of prairie growing in the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center's fields at the Arlington Agricultural Research Station in Arlington, WI.

April 12, 2013

MADISON - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded the University of Wisconsin-Madison $25 million per year to fund the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) for another five years.

April 05, 2013

Nearly two dozen Wisconsin-based employers came to talk with students Friday during the Wisconsin Energy Institute's first Energy Career Fair.

View the video here.

March 25, 2013

Designed in phases, the first phase includes five primary labs that focus on molecular biology, chemical engineering and organic chemistry research, a 1,400 square feet applied engineering high-bay laboratory for solar and biofuels projects, and a central NMR. Apart from that the new facility also features two videoconferencing rooms and an education and public outreach suite including biofuel demonstration gardens.

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