renewable energy en Smart grid one focus of Discovery Park workshop <p>Electricity and the smart grid are topics for discussion over the next two days at Purdue.</p><p>The Cyber and Energy centers in Discovery Park, along with several colleges on the West Lafayette campus and Purdue University-Calumet, are hosting the workshop covering electricity systems.</p><p>Chemical Engineering professor Joe Pekny says special focus will be on the smart grid. He says that involves making computer technology available to consumers, so they may participate in the next generation electric grid.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 19:17:22 +0000 Mike Loizzo 43779 at Smart grid one focus of Discovery Park workshop Inaugural Purdue Energy Camp accepting applications <p>Purdue is offering an energy camp next month, for students and teachers.</p><p>The week-long event will highlight fossil fuels and renewable energy, as well as the increasing national and global demand.</p><p>Purdue Energy Center Director Maureen McCann says part of the mission is to raise awareness of the 50% increase in global consumption expected by 2030.</p> Wed, 16 May 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Mike Loizzo 12515 at Could Cheap Gas Slow Growth Of Renewable Energy? The boom in cheap natural gas in this country is good news for the environment, because relatively clean gas is replacing dirty coal-fired power plants. But in the long run, cheap natural gas could slow the growth of even cleaner sources of energy, such as wind and solar power.<p>Natural gas has a bad rap in some parts of the country, because the process of fracking is not popular. Thu, 02 Feb 2012 18:20:22 +0000 Richard Harris 7290 at Could Cheap Gas Slow Growth Of Renewable Energy?