WEI In the News: June Media Mentions

Adam Glanzman, AFP, Scott Olsen

Media coverage of WEI this month focused on exploring the lower cost of solar, effective science communication, and employing more sustainable uses for dairy waste.

Economic recovery after pandemic will be slow for farmers due to trade and internet issues

Just as Wisconsin farmers were starting to see an uptick in economic optimism at the end of 2019, the COVID-19 pandemic swept away many of those hopes.

UW-Madison economist Ian Coxhead said during a panel discussion on June 11 that the economic recovery from such a blow will be long and difficult for farmers here.

The benefit of science communication and science conference organization for graduate students

Much effort is put into framing and conceptualizing the effective discussion of science and its relationship with society. To meet the increasing need for scientific understanding amongst the general public, the field of science communication has vastly expanded in recent years.

Turning manure into money

Farmers and utilities are burning methane for energy — and curtailing a powerful greenhouse gas in the process.

Farms go from frying pan of trade wars to fire of COVID-19

How long it might take to recover, and what the new face of farming might look like in a world where the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to linger into next year, if not longer, were the topics on the table during a Zoom call organized by WisPolitics and its offshoot, WisBusiness.

Lower solar energy cost can lead to brighter future

LONDON - The arrival of low cost sunlight-to-energy conversion has come decades earlier than predicted, pushing a clean energy system transition ahead at an encouraging pace.

The price of solar, averaging about 0.05 USD/kWh, has reached the low that the International Energy Agency (IEA) previously predicted would not arrive until the middle of the century.