Tag Energy

UW-Madison contributes to Big Ten EPA challenge win

May 9, 2017

The University of Wisconsin–Madison was recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as one of the six Big Ten schools that won the 2016-2017 Collective Conference Championship for using renewable energy.

Study measures air pollution increase attributable to air conditioning

May 3, 2017

The study shows the electricity production associated with air conditioning causes emissions of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and carbon dioxide to increase by hundreds to thousands of metric tons.

Fast-track master’s preps graduates for jobs in energy analysis

March 1, 2017

UW-Madison's new Resource and Energy Demand Analysis (REDA) program is a one-year route to a master's degree, with plenty of demand for graduates in the energy industry.

A marriage made in sunlight: Invention merges solar with liquid battery

September 22, 2016

Solar charging and electrical discharging, according to a UW researcher, can be repeated for many cycles with little efficiency loss.

Tiny high-performance solar cells turn power generation sideways

August 3, 2016

The miniature solar panels could power myriad personal devices — wearable medical sensors, smartwatches, even autofocusing contact lenses.

Bioenergy Center, collaborators report 500th invention

March 4, 2016

The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center and two partners reported significant progress in their mission to develop technologies that will bring advanced biofuels to the marketplace.

Power walk: Footsteps could charge mobile electronics

February 8, 2016

When you’re on the go and your smartphone battery is low, in the not-so-distant future you could charge it simply by plugging it into your shoe.

Holloway named inaugural fellow of AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute

September 9, 2015

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has named Tracey Holloway, a professor of environmental studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, an inaugural Public Engagement Fellow of the Alan I. Leshner Leadership Institute for Public Engagement with Science for 2016-17.