WEI In the News: January Media Mentions

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Media coverage in January highlighted our Energy Expert's comments on the youth climate movement, WEI researchers in outreach, and the latest in sustainable dairy farming.

Fourth-graders from Green Bay schools ask professor about environment, renewable energy

A class of fourth graders from Green Bay public schools recently submitted questions about renewable energy and the environment to WPR’s "The Morning Show."

Greg Nemet, an associate professor at UW–Madison's La Follette School of Public Affairs, joined the show to answer those questions.

Waste not, want not: New process turns manure into fatty acids

Researchers at UW–Madison’s Wisconsin Energy Institute have published a new study on how to transform the solid leftovers of cow manure into versatile chemicals called medium chain fatty acids. These fatty acids are valued because they can be used to make biodiesel to power a car or into green jet fuels. The versatile building block of a chemical can also be converted into things like dyes, herbicides, and even medicine.

Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator Announces 2022 Channel Partner Strategic Awards Supporting Network of Cleantech Startups

Today, the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN²), a technology incubator and platform funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and co-administered by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), announced seven winners for its sixth cycle of Channel Partner Strategic Awards. 

How young people can make effective change in the climate crisis, according to experts

Morgan Edwards, an assistant professor at UW–Madison and a leader of the university's Climate Action Lab, comments on collective vs individual action.

Wisconsin Energy Institute takes on dairy research

A new project from the Wisconsin Energy Institute at UW–Madison is looking at ways to turn dairy residue into useful products. Our guests explain how this can support farmers and improve environmental sustainability.