Colorado heatwave: Xcel doesn't anticipate pricey energy buy that you'll have to pay for

"Texas' grid is not connected, really, to the rest of the U.S. Our grid is connected also to the Western Interconnect, in Colorado, so we could pull power," said Ian Lange, Director of Mineral and Energy Economics at Colorado School of Mines.
June 16, 2021

Mining is the Next Global Energy Security Threat

Morgan Bazilian of the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines authored this opinion piece.
June 15, 2021

Space nuclear power is nearing critical mass as the final frontier’s next frontier

George Sowers, a space industry veteran who’s now an engineering professor at the Colorado School of Mines, has run the numbers on the power requirements for a lunar operation that would mine polar ice to produce fuel as well as drinkable water and ....
June 15, 2021

Why PFAS chemical levels are rapidly rising in Tucson groundwater

However, while pumping can accelerate movement of a pollution “plume,” the closeness of these wells to a pollution source is also likely a factor, said Christopher Higgins, a Colorado School of Mines civil and environmental engineering professor.
June 14, 2021

In The Spotlight: Meet Gracie Cole

During her senior year, Gracie led a team of 14 other Mines students in a capstone project, dubbed “Project Re-Volt,” to convert her family’s ‘79 Volkswagen into a fully electric vehicle.
June 9, 2021

Pueblo’s Arkansas River levee is a Colorado gem. It’s also a reminder of the state’s deadliest disaster.

Armed with grant money, the cemetery foundation hired archaeological consultants who worked with geophysics students from the Colorado School of Mines to investigate what might lie beneath the surface of certain sections of the cemetery in the so ....
June 7, 2021

Big Oil lobby fought cybersecurity regulations for years, making pipeline attack easier

But this is just a first step and broader regulation is still needed to ensure the security of key infrastructure, said Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute for Public Policy and a professor at the Colorado School of Mines.
June 2, 2021

Legacy Admissions Banned in Colorado

Lori Kester, associate provost for enrollment management at the Colorado School of Mines, said via email that although the institution had asked applicants to report legacy status on their applications in the past, "We defined legacy as the child or ....
June 1, 2021

7 best things to do in Denver and beyond this Memorial Day weekend, May 28-31

Colorado School of Mines Museum of Earth and Science is back! Take a trip through Golden’s geological past through their displays.
May 28, 2021

Teenage Colorado School Of Mines Graduate Lives Life To The Fullest

On a warm spring Colorado day at the Colorado School of Mines, graduates are filled with hope for the future. One of them however is taking a much different path than his peers.
May 17, 2021

Colorado oil and gas company aims to produce “cleanest molecules” anywhere

Project Canary provides the monitoring technology and works with the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines, which collects the data to provide an independent analysis of the information.
May 13, 2021

Colonial Pipeline hack reveals critical infrastructure risks

But at the Colorado School of Mines, policy professor Morgan Bazilian said unless rules have teeth and bring about change in the industry, hackers will return.
May 11, 2021