| Krista Eastman

Tim Donohue, director of the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) and UW Foundation Chairman Fetzer-Bascom Professor in bacteriology, will serve as the new interim director of the Wisconsin Energy Institute (WEI).

Transportation & Fuels, Electricity Systems, Energy & Society

| Pat DeFlorin

In 2015, University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers received funding from the U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-e) program to develop 3D-printed heat exchangers for power plants.

Building Efficiency, Materials

| La Follette School of Public Affairs

A study by La Follette School Associate Professor Greg Nemet and European colleagues shows that in 2050, the percentage of solar energy worldwide could be three times higher than previously projected.

Solar

| Wisconsin Energy Institute

The WEI community's efforts in sustainability and renewable energy have given the media quite a bit to cover this month. Below are the highlights of media coverage in August.

Transportation & Fuels, Biofuels & Bioproducts, Electricity Systems, Microgrids, Wind, Energy & Society, Policy & Regulation, Spinoffs

| Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Famously, the use of caged birds to alert miners to the invisible dangers of gases such as carbon monoxide gave rise to the cautionary metaphor “canary in a coal mine.”

Transportation & Fuels, Energy & Society, Environmental Studies