WEI in the News: August media mentions

This month, news coverage includes UW spinoff SHINE opening its first building, smog polluting remote regions of the Midwest, Associate Professor James Tinjum's "Bike the Wind" tour, and more.

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.

Smog follows Chicagoans on vacation to Wisconsin, Michigan

Tracey Holloway contributes to the discussion surrounding the rise of smog from city pollution in the Midwest.

SHINE starts construction of the first building in its Janesville campus

UW-Madison spinoff SHINE Medical Technologies, which plans to manufacture a safer, more affordable version of a key element in diagnostic medical procedures, broke ground this week on the first building on its new campus in the Janesville area.

Stakeholders hash out future of DER at OMS workshop

Bob Lasseter discusses the promising potential of microgrids as a part of distributed energy solutions at the Organization of MISO States’ Aug. 1 DER workshop.

UW Madison professor James Tinjum 'bikes the wind'

James Tinjum, associate professor at UW Madison’s Department of Engineering Professional Development, is biking 1,100 miles across Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota to raise awareness of sustainable wind energy solutions.

High school teacher attends Energy Institute

DeForest Area High School science teacher Dan Curran attended the Energy Institute for Educators, a teacher workshop hosted by the Wisconsin Energy Institute.