2017 Apr
April, 2017


Termite gut holds a secret to breaking down plant biomass

A new study about the eating habits of termites surprises UW–Madison scientists already well-acquainted with the insect’s natural gift for turning wood into dust - and could have big impacts on biofuels, paper production, & other wood processing industries.

2017 Mar
March, 2017

Our Year in Energy

“Our health, our communities, and our economies are already benefiting from our efforts to develop cleaner and more resilient energy systems,” Wisconsin Energy Institute (WEI) Interim Director Ian Coxhead says about our #YearInEnergy. Take a look at what we accomplished together in our 2016 Annual Report.

2017 Feb
February, 2017

Forward in Energy Forum & More

The upcoming #ForwardinEnergy Forum will examine the role of federal, state, and local governments in regulating greenhouse gas emissions as well as the ways that politics and science combine to affect our approach to climate policy. This topic will serve as a framework for a discussion of how energy-related policies with multiple objectives can impact individuals and communities in Wisconsin and beyond.

2017 Jan
January, 2017

New Year, New Look

It's been a few years since our last website update. Since then, the University of Wisconsin–Madison has become a statewide hub of energy research and developed innovative ways for learners of all ages to understand energy.

2016 Dec
December, 2016

Holiday Greetings from WEI

You are an important part of what we do. Thank you for everything you do to help move the state, nation, and world toward new clean energy solutions. May your holidays be filled with joy, happiness, and inspiration, and may you continue to play a part in the discoveries yet to come. Join us