Who We Are
The Wisconsin Energy Institute (WEI) is tackling one of the most critical challenges of our time – the transition away from fossil fuel dependence toward new, clean energy systems and solutions. WEI is led by scientists and engineers committed to crossing traditional research boundaries in order to make major breakthroughs, and is a powerful resource for the people of Wisconsin, the nation, and the world.
2016: A Year in Review
As the world completes another record-breaking year of global warming, we should all rightly look to the future with trepidation. But it’s just as important to celebrate the good news: not only is the global transition to clean energy already happening, it’s also gaining substantial and sorely needed momentum. Along with more than 100 countries from all over the world, the U.S. has committed to reducing carbon levels and mitigating many of the urgent risks posed to us all by climate change. Our health, our communities, and our economies are already benefiting from our efforts to develop cleaner and more resilient energy systems.
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Forward in Energy Forums
The Wisconsin Energy Institute's (WEI) Forward in Energy Forum brings together experts from across UW–Madison to address the many dimensions of our global transition to clean energy systems. What are the impacts of our energy decisions on human health and other living communities? Join us on March 29 as we talk about the public effects on air quality, energy impacts on climate (and vice versa!), and where energy, land, and water issues collide.
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