How a clean energy future is colliding with mining’s dark past

“It’s very hard to open up a mine in the United States. No one wants a mine in their backyard,” said Jordy Lee, a program manager at the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines.
September 22, 2022

The Inflation Reduction Act Is the Start of Reclaiming Critical Mineral Chains

Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute for Public Policy, co-wrote this opinion piece about the importance of the IRA's commitment to increasing the domestic U.S. supply of critical minerals.
September 16, 2022

Colorado colleges team up to help manufacturing businesses cut costs and emissions

The Colorado School of Mines and Red Rocks Community College are offering the energy assessments through the Rocky Mountain Industrial Assessment Center, which was funded last year as part of a $60 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.
September 15, 2022

EU official unveils proposals to address energy crisis amid Ukraine war

“As a proposal, it is not a done deal, and I imagine there will be pushback on some aspects — especially the idea to tap producer profits,” Morgan Bazilian, a public policy professor who previously served as an energy specialist at the World Bank ....
September 14, 2022

Podcast: Lithium mining’s water use sparks bitter conflicts and novel chemistry

In this "Stereo Chemistry" episode, Jessica Smith, an anthropologist and professor of engineering, design and society at Colorado School of Mines, discusses how mining companies are often focused on the question, "How can we produce minerals and ....
September 13, 2022

Colorado School of Mines leads Centennial State universities in new US News 'Best Colleges' ranking

[Mines'] average first-year retention rate came in at 92% while several universities on the list turned in first-year retention rates below 50%. “We've been consistently right around that retention rate, even during Covid, which was pretty amazing,” ....
September 12, 2022

FLASHPOINT UKRAINE: How Ukrainians Purchased Military Equipment

Kathleen Hancock, associate professor of humanities, arts and social sciences, discusses the potential impact of Russian President Vladimir Putin's threat to cut off natural gas supplies to Europe.
September 9, 2022

The Maine company pioneering ways to remove PFAS

“I don’t think there is a true ‘zero’ concentration that someone can claim. Their claim is limited to the sensitivity of the methods they use to analyze PFAS or any other contaminant. Like other technologies, HALT can degrade PFAS to non-detectable ....
September 6, 2022

High energy prices could threaten European utilities’ ability to keep doing business

“They try to protect against the risk to their company’s profits,” said Morgan Bazilian, a professor of public policy at the Colorado School of Mines.
September 6, 2022

Woburn startup wants to steer the steel industry away from coal

John Speer, director of the Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research Center at the Colorado School of Mines, says that activity in the sector includes not only startups working on new technologies, but also bigger companies exploring new ....
August 29, 2022

The Inflation Reduction Act’s modest impact on oil and gas

Brad Handler, program manager at the Payne Institute for Public Policy, and Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute, wrote this op-ed about the items related to the future of the oil and gas industry included in the Inflation Reduction Act.
August 22, 2022

CSM students introduced to community through Oregivers Service Project

On Aug. 21, the South Intramural Fields at Colorado School of Mines transformed into a sunscreen-scented sea of orange T-shirts. Sitting in the grass, groups of students peered at the collection of rakes, gardening gloves and trash bags at the edge ....
August 22, 2022