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Climate & Energy

Science and the American Experiment Conference

A day-long exploration of research, policy, and communication, focusing on the shifting cultural expectations regarding science as a transformative force in society.

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April 23-24, 2018, in the Davies Center at UW-Eau Claire

Despite proposed federal withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, the U.S. is home to multiple actors working to address climate change locally and as part of the international effort.

In this free evening workshop hosted by the Wisconsin Academy in partnership with the Wisconsin Office of Energy Innovation and University of Wisconsin Extension, we highlighted tools, financing, and strategies to help advance community resilience

Floods, droughts, out-of-control fires: Are we willing to see and accept what the bigger picture shows us?

Petri dishes in the Hittinger lab at UW–Madison grow a multitude of wild yeast species. Undiscovered yeast species and engineered yeast hybrids may hold the key to unlocking the biofuel potential of switchgrass and other biomass crops.

Yeast hybrids may hold the key to unlocking the biofuel potential of switchgrass and other biomass crops. 

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In fall 2017 and winter/spring 2018, the Wisconsin Academy is hosting a monthly environmental breakfast series entitled, We’ll Always Have Paris.

When you turn on the lights or turn up the air conditioner, do you ever wonder what powers up the energy on the other side of the switch?

Panelists address questions at the June 28th Climate Forward 2017 Update media and community briefing event.

While there is room for growth, local governments are leading the expansion renewable energy and efficiency in communities across Wisconsin.

An update to our 2014 Climate Forward report acknowledges clean energy progress in Wisconsin, flags missed opportunities where our state is falling behind neighboring states, and highlights opportunities that have emerged in the interim.

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