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“The energy transition will require massive attention to both new infrastructure and addressing aging or outdated systems,” said Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne School of Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines.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

Canada's uniquely positioned to hit net-zero emissions in 2050 if it makes right moves now: report

Sara Hastings-Simon said she sees the report as cutting through the noise of the multiple solutions across multiple sectors that will be needed to hit net zero. She's a research fellow with the University of Calgary's School of Public Policy and a ....
February 8, 2021

New Programs: Business Engineering, Digital Humanities, Nursing, Education

Colorado School of Mines is starting a bachelor of science in business engineering and management science.
February 5, 2021

Energy transition includes decades of U.S. oil and gas trade, author Daniel Yergin says

Yergin spoke recently to the Colorado School of Mines, one of the leading U.S. petroleum engineering and geology institutes.
February 2, 2021

OPINION | Beyond Keystone XL, U.S. policy poses challenges for Alberta oil sector

This column is an opinion from Sara Hastings-Simon, a senior researcher at the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines, and a research fellow at the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary.
January 27, 2021

In Colorado, President Biden’s energy leasing moratorium on public lands brings praise, lawsuit

Brad Handler, senior fellow for public policy at the Payne Institute at the Colorado School of Mines, said he believes the near-term impact of the leasing moratorium will be much less than the industry says.
January 27, 2021

Forever Chemicals Are Widespread in U.S. Drinking Water

These chemicals can linger on geologic time scales, explains Chris Higgins, a civil and environmental engineer at the Colorado School of Mines.
January 22, 2021

Despite Energy Industry Concerns, Colorado Experts Project State Economy Will Fare Better Under Biden Administration

“Historically the jobs in the oil and gas industry were higher paying on average. But of course that’s changing,” said Professor Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute for Public Policy at Colorado School of Mines.
January 22, 2021

Colorado legislation looks to make standardized tests optional for college admissions

Dale Gaubatz, who heads Mines’ admissions office, said colleges and universities have had test requirements for decades, but the number of underrepresented students hasn’t changed much.
January 21, 2021