Could Russian sanctions hobble U.S. clean energy push?

The focus in the “energy world regarding the Russian invasion” has been “around the implications for oil and natural gas, which will likely be significant in various ways,” said Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute for Public Policy at ....
February 24, 2022

Experts discuss how Russian invasion of Ukraine may or may not impact the U.S. economy

"Russia is one of the three top oil and natural gas producers in the world, along with the United States and Saudi Arabia. And so if there are fears or actualities of disruptions in global energy supplies, then that drives the price of oil up," said ....
February 24, 2022

Ukrainians in Colorado rally in solidarity with their homeland as Polis says state will ensure it’s not supporting Russia

Ken Osgood, a Colorado School of Mines history professor with expertise in U.S.-Russian relations, said when the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991 and people celebrated the end of the Cold War, one concern was what to do with the large number of nuclear ....
February 24, 2022

Colorado School of Mines professor explains Russian cyberwarfare

“The United States, China and Russia all have pre-positioned malware to attack each other’s electrical grids. So pretty much we can do this at any time we decide to,” said Elizabeth Van Wie Davis, Ph.D., a Colorado School of Mines professor of ....
February 24, 2022

Colorado professors explain the Russia/Ukraine conflict

“I think a lot of Americans are asking could this, are we on the eve of a nuclear war, or World War III? I think the odds of that are extremely low,” Kenneth Osgood, a professor of history at Colorado School of Mines said. “Both Biden and Putin ....
February 24, 2022

Coloradans hit the gas pumps in anticipation of higher prices due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine

The expected increase in price can be directly correlated with the turmoil overseas, according to Ian Lange, director of mineral energy and economics at the Colorado School of Mines.
February 24, 2022

Experts warn of impacts to United States from Ukraine invasion

“Spikes in energy, gas prices and especially oil,” Ken Osgood, a Professor of History at the Colorado School of Mines told KRDO News.
February 24, 2022

Ukraine experts wonder how far Russia will go in attack

Professor Kenneth Osgood describes the war Russia started in Ukraine as heartbreaking. The School of Mines professor worked on the Ukraine desk at the State Department in the 90s and even lived in Russia for a while.
February 24, 2022

Funding announced for new USGS facility on Mines campus

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter and Colorado School of Mines President Paul Johnson announced Feb. 18 the authorization and initial funding for the construction of a ....
February 23, 2022

Mexico’s gas flaring soars, igniting fears for its climate goals

NASA satellite images of flare sites across Mexico, analyzed for Reuters by scientists at the Earth Observation Group of the Colorado School of Mines, showed that gas flaring has dramatically increased under Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez ....
February 23, 2022

Tension and trade-offs between protecting biodiversity and avoiding climate change

Chris Dunn and Morgan Bazilian of the Payne Institute for Public Policy authored this opinion piece about the issues in tension at the nexus of critical minerals, environment and the climate.
February 20, 2022

$240M USGS facility will be built at School of Mines

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and members of Colorado’s congressional delegation announced the construction of a state-of-the-art facility for the United States Geological Survey on the Colorado School of Mines campus.
February 18, 2022