This summer, the Center for Public Service at the Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University will be offering a series of short, 2-3 day classes under an umbrella called the "Summer Series on the New Energy Economy." These are non-credit courses, specifically designed for energy industry leaders, a wide range of professionals, and other community members with an interest in learning more about key energy topics.The series is being coordinated by Jeff Hammarlund, one of PSU’s adjunct faculty, who in recent years has taught a series of popular classes on various aspects of the Smart Grid.
The summer series will kick off with the first class on July 11-12. Entitled "Dissolving Complex Problems in the New Energy Economy," this course will bring a systems science focus to core energy structure, regulation, and policy questions. Other classes, which will run in July, August, and September, include
* Green Inc: Business Models for the New Energy Economy (July 13-15);
* Comprehending the Climate Conundrum (July 25-27);
* Riding the Waves of Change: Project Management and the New Energy Economy (August 10-12); and
* The Smart Grid and Sustainable Energy Systems (September 14-16);