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Climate & Energy

What happens when 75 thoughtful Wisconsin leaders come together to tackle a challenge?  Good things!

With decreasing costs and increasing employment opportunities, renewable energy is well positioned to take on a more significant role in Wisconsin.


A day-long informational summit for local decision-makers exploring new technologies, funding opportunities, policy strategies, and communication tools that can move Wisconsin forward in encouraging energy innovation and addressing climate change impacts.

On the Wisconsin DNR's change of language on climate change, and the Academy's renewed commitment to science.

The City of La Crosse addresses locally our need for energy sustainability and resilience.

Our energy choices are not one size fits all. A rural co-op offers members a variety of solar energy options.

Cities such as Eau Claire are well positioned to lead in addressing climate change through a variety of municipal projects to increase efficiency, develop renewable energy, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The passing of the torch for the Academy's Initiatives program.

Family purchasing a share in the Vernon Electric Cooperative solar farm. Photo by Dave Maxwell.

Vernon Electric Cooperative (VEC), a 10,500 member-owned electric distribution cooperative in Westby, Wisconsin, is a leader in offering community solar and facilitating the construction of utility scale solar projects.

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Wisconsin Academy Administrative Offices and Steenbock Gallery
1922 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53726
Phone: 608-263-1692

James Watrous Gallery of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters
3rd Floor, Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608-265-2500