In a Bid to Save Its Coal Industry, Wyoming Has Become a Test Case for Carbon Capture, but Utilities are Balking at the Pricetag

But Ian Lange, an economist at the Colorado School of Mines who has served on the White House Council of Economic Advisers and studied carbon capture, said he is skeptical that the economics will be much different in Asia.
May 29, 2022

Baja 1000 EV dreams drive Colorado student engineers building racer in Aurora alley garage

Colorado School of Mines engineering students are hurling themselves into what they see as the ultimate, relevant senior project: creating an electric vehicle burly enough to endure the Baja 1000 off-road race through unforgiving Mexican desert.
May 28, 2022

Lithium Is Key to the Electric Vehicle Transition. It's Also in Short Supply

“The electric vehicle market has blown away expectations of deployment over the last years,” says Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines.
May 26, 2022

Residential gas bills to jump 26% next month in Southwest Colorado

Ian Lange, an associate professor of economics and business at the Colorado School of Mines who specializes in energy and natural resource economics, said a number of forces are working together to create volatile energy market.
May 21, 2022

The West, reliant on hydro, may miss it during heat waves

“If we have heat waves that increase demand, that is when that loss of hydro becomes really important,” said Adrienne Marshall, a computational hydrologist at the Colorado School of Mines.
May 20, 2022

Salty, subterranean water could relieve world’s lithium shortage

“It’s an insane number,” said Jordy M. Lee, a program manager at the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines. What’s more, it might even be too low.
May 20, 2022

In coal country, a new chance to clean up a toxic legacy

“The potential to recover rare earths from acid mine drainage and other streams in the coal production and combustion process represent an example of a broader set of potentially unconventional but transformative sources for securing access to rare ....
May 19, 2022

U.S. coal isn’t counting on Europe for a comeback

That’s the case in Europe too, despite the current surge in demand as it moves off Russian coal, according to Ian Lange, who directs the mineral and energy economics program at the Colorado School of Mines.
May 17, 2022

Opinion: A solar-energy trade dispute erupts at exactly the wrong time

Morgan Bazilian and Simon Lomax of the Payne Institute for Public Policy wrote this opinion piece about how a complaint by a California company could delay Xcel Energy's exit from coal.
May 17, 2022

Hydropower is 53% of the renewable energy supply in the West. Drought is slowing down production.

“It’s our largest low- or no-carbon emissions energy source that we can turn on and off when we need it,” Adrienne Marshall, an assistant professor of geology and geological engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, said.
May 17, 2022

Can free college tuition and scholarships solve the nation's labor shortage crisis? These governors seem to think so

“Having a more highly educated population in your state is going to be a good thing for your economy and society in general, in the long run,” said Paul Johnson, president of the Colorado School of Mines.
May 13, 2022

Researchers Grew Tiny Plants in Moon Dirt Collected Decades Ago

“This is an impressive study for two reasons. They’re using the actual Apollo samples, and they’re applying modern biology tools,” says Kevin Cannon, a geologist and space resources researcher at the Colorado School of Mines, who was not involved in ....
May 12, 2022