Biden called climate change an ‘existential threat.’ Can the U.N. Security Council help?

Morgan Bazilian (@MBazilian) is director of the Payne Institute at the Colorado School of Mines.
March 2, 2021

Will California’s desert be transformed into Lithium Valley?

While lithium extraction projects at the Salton Sea are still unproven, the idea is “tantalizing and intriguing” said Rod Eggert, deputy director of the Critical Materials Institute at the Colorado School of Mines
February 25, 2021

New Programs: Quantitative Biosciences and Engineering, Managing Disasters, Business, Human Clinical Nutrition

Colorado School of Mines is starting a major in quantitative biosciences and engineering.
February 22, 2021

Power cuts in Texas and elsewhere could cost Colorado energy consumers

“Colorado has gone through the exercise of weatherizing the system. Overall it seems that Colorado has been preparing very well,” said Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden.
February 20, 2021

Colorado School of Mines is adding a minor in space mining this fall

Students will learn about mining materials on other planets that deep space missions can't bring from earth, like enough water.
February 18, 2021

Analysis: The real reasons Texas went dark

"One of the big lessons here is gas is treated as a firm resource, but it is not because it relies on just-in-time delivery," said Alex Gilbert, a fellow who studies energy systems at the Colorado School of Mines' Payne Institute for Public Policy.
February 18, 2021

Satellite Photos Show Extent of Texas Power Outages From Space

Another image, posted by the Earth Observation Group at the Colorado School of Mines, shows a Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) detection of power outages in Texas on Tuesday.
February 17, 2021

Colorado Matters: Exploring Colorado’s Newest National Natural Landmark, A Toxic Sulphur Cave

John Spear, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Colorado School of Mines, is one of the few people to have spent time inside Sulphur Cave.
February 16, 2021

150 years of spills: Philadelphia refinery cleanup highlights toxic legacy of fossil fuels

“The energy transition will require massive attention to both new infrastructure and addressing aging or outdated systems,” said Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne School of Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines.
February 16, 2021

Space mining among new programs this fall at Colorado School of Mines

Space mining sounds like something out of science fiction novels, but it's coming closer to reality for Colorado School of Mines students.
February 15, 2021

Oil prices and demand may be up, but the industry has a host of issues to sort out in 2021

But Brad Handler, a senior fellow at the Payne Institute at the Colorado School of Mines, said the markets want companies to stay focused on delivering financial returns instead of the debt-fueled growth of recent years.
February 10, 2021

The soon-to-be head F1 racing engineer: ‘It’s 100% an achievable career for women’

Ever heard of Sabré Cook? At only 26 years old, the racing car driver and engineer has a world championship, Renault F1 work experience, and the title of first female to win the SKUSA Pro Tour National Championship under her belt. “For engineering, I ....
February 9, 2021