EAP Monthly Dispatch

June 21st, 2015

Dear Alumni, Students, and Friends,

On behalf of the EAP faculty, I would like to welcome you to the first edition of our program's new monthly update: the EAP dispatch! We hope these dispatches, in addition to our biannual alumni newsletters, will help build an ongoing dialog between the EAP program, students, alumni, and friends.

There's lots happening in the EAP community this summer! Our program chair, Professor Greg Nemet, will spend the 2015-2016 academic year working with two energy research groups in Berlin, Germany. Greg will be working with the Department of Climate Policy at the German Institute for Economic Research on analysis of policies supporting the Energy Transition in Germany. He also plans to study incentives and commitment in climate policy with colleagues at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change. In his absence, Professor Paul Wilson will take the reigns as interim chair. I'll also be starting my new role helping build our alumni engagement.

These dispatches are just one of our new engagement activities. We've also planned a special EAP breakfast as part of the itinerary for the 2015 Energy Summit, organized by the Wisconsin Energy Institute. The breakfast presents an excellent opportunity to network with fellow EAPers and let us know how the EAP program has impacted you beyond the classroom. We hope to see you there!

If you ever have any ideas for improving the EAP program, or if you would like to share your EAP experience with others, please feel free to reach out to us. We would love to hear from you.

I wish you all a wonderful weekend. Enjoy the summer solstice!


Professor Tracey Holloway
Energy Analysis and Policy Faculty Committee

Energy & the Earth

New online energy course starts today!
Professor Alan Carroll
(Photo courtesy of the Dept. of Geoscience)

You can still sign up for "Energy & the Earth," UW–Madison's newest MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). This month-long class kicks off today (June 21, 2015). The course, taught by Professor Alan Carroll, will explore the complexities of our energy consumption and its environmental consequences. Enrollment is free and open to the public.

2015 Energy Summit
Air and Energy: The Path Ahead for U.S. States
Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Air pollution remains a major health risk across the nation, despite improvements in U.S. air quality since the passage of the Clean Air Act in 1970. The 2015 Energy Summit will tackle the inherent challenges of meeting goals for both clean air and reliable energy from the perspectives of state regulators, industry experts, and researchers. The event will be held in Union South on the UW–Madison campus. Early-bird rate is $40 ($15 for students) and includes lunch and access to an evening reception.

When registering for the summit, be sure to RSVP for our EAP special eventThe Future of Graduate Energy Education: Reflecting on the Energy Analysis and Policy Program (Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.). Registration is $10 and includes breakfast.
EAP students Andrew Behm, Andy Lick, and Annie Lord, the masterminds behind this capstone project. Click here to learn more about their research.



EAP students recently worked with the Public Service Commission to estimate how much energy is needed to bring drinking water from source to tap. Their goal was to help utility managers understand how much electricity is used to pump and treat drinking water and identify opportunities to conserve resources.

Andrew Behm, an EAP student who contributed to the project, says that “these estimates will help utility managers decide which future investments make the most financial sense.”

(All photos courtesy of the Wisconsin Energy Institute.)
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