WEI in the News: August Media Mentions

Wisconsin State Journal; Channel 3000; Hills et al. Nature, 2019

Media coverage of WEI this month focused on energy efficient electronics, current water management practices in Dane County, and the history of solar power and its corresponding future in our energy portfolio. 

Challenges for Climate Candidates and Climate Voters

Real Clear Energy recommends Gregory Nemet’s How Solar Energy Became Cheap as a way to elevate political discourse on climate change mitigation and renewable energy sources.

A microprocessor made of carbon nanotubes says, “Hello, World!”

A 16-bit microprocessor made up of carbon nanotubes, programmed to greet its makers with the phrase, “Hello, world!” The breakthrough, described in a paper published Wednesday in the journal Nature, could constitute a crucial step on the path to faster, more energy-efficient electronics. Materials scientist Michael Arnold comments on the innovative circuit design. 

What Drove Solar PV Price Reductions?

In an effort to better understand the tremendous reductions in solar photovoltaic prices, Catherine Wolfram reviews Professor Greg Nemet’s book, How Solar Energy Became Cheap. 

Another deluge like 2018 would bring “deep trouble” to area

In the wake of historic rains that threatened the submerge large swaths of the Isthmus, local governments have allocated more than $34 million for flood reduction and protection efforts. Daniel Wright, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, weighs in on Dane County’s water management systems.

UW professor speaks about history of solar panels

University of Wisconsin–Madison professor Gregory Nemet spoke at the Wednesday Nite @ the Lab lecture series on the increased affordability of solar panel technology over time.