Wisconsin Environment Research and Policy Center Latest Blog Posts

A series on how to electrify your home and transition to appliances that can run on renewable energy

The climate enemy you didn’t realize was hiding in your kitchen.

Companies are hesitant to report the impacts of their supply chain, which could represent the majority of their carbon footprint.

As the winter storm that hit Texas last February showed, our energy system is fragile, and when it fails lots of people suffer. But transitioning to renewable energy sources, strengthening the electric grid and enabling local generation and storage can all improve resilience.

At Costco’s annual meeting, 69.9% of participating shareholders voted to accelerate reduction of Costco’s carbon emissions, despite the board’s recommendation to the contrary

By changing how they make tissue products, American companies can help protect the boreal forest.

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Morgan Folger
Director, Destination: Zero Carbon

Most people aren’t familiar with the tech under the hood of cleaner cars. So what is the difference between hybrid cars, plug-in hybrid cars, electric cars and hydrogen fuel cell cars?

The organizations who signed our letter to Walmart demonstrate the wide-ranging benefits of installing solar panels at big box retail stores

Many Thanksgiving favorites wouldn’t be the same without bees

 | by
Morgan Folger
Director, Destination: Zero Carbon

In order to address climate change, the shipping industry must dramatically reduce global warming emissions by electrifying their trucking fleets.