About

World-class insights helping to inform and shape public
policy on earth resources, energy, and the environment

INITIATIVES

FUTURE OF OIL & GAS

MINERAL FOUNDATIONS OF THE ENERGY TRANSITION

EARTH OBSERVATION GROUP

SPACE RESOURCES

ADVANCED ENERGY SYSTEMS

ENERGY SECURITY & RESILIENCE

WATER TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION

ENERGY & DEVELOPMENT

CIRCULAR ECONOMY

CARBON CAPTURE UTILIZATION & SEQUESTRATION (CCUS)

ACTIVITIES

Lectures, seminars, round-tables, and public engagement

Payne Institute commentary series

Multi-disciplinary collaboration across the Colorado School of Mines campus

Visiting scholars and research scholars

Partnerships with world-class organizations

“My vision is to leverage the university’s first-rate academic research and have the Institute serve as one of the country’s premier venues for those engaged in public policy discourse on the challenges shaping our future.” – Jim Payne, ’59