Category: Events

Sustainable minerals for the energy transition

PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY SPRING WEBINAR SERIES
SUSTAINABLE MINERALS FOR THE ENERGY TRANSITION

Topic: SUSTAINABLE MINERALS FOR THE ENERGY TRANSITION

 

SPEAKER: DR. MORGAN BAZILIAN, DIRECTOR, PAYNE INSTITUTE

 

Hosted by: THE ATLANTIC COUNCIL, A PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY PARTNER

 

Time: THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2021 – 12:30PM – 1:30PM MT

 

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Please join the Atlantic Council and the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines as we welcome Director Morgan Bazilian speaking at a webinar titled Sustainable Minerals for the Energy Transition on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 from 12:30pm – 1:30pm (MT).

The presentation will be a timely public discussion with international leaders working to advance sustainability of critical mineral supply chains.

The global transition towards renewables and advanced energy technologies offers profound opportunities to reduce emissions and improve energy security in providing diverse, low-carbon sources of energy. Yet, as new energy technologies gain momentum, policymakers, industry leaders, and local populations must work together to ensure that the minerals and materials associated with these technologies are extracted and produced in a sustainable manner. The policy pathways and best practices necessary to ensure environmentally sound mining and processing, just treatment for local communities, and net-zero emissions in the mineral lifecycle must come front and center as demand for these minerals continues to grow. In this public panel discussion, global minerals leaders will explore the challenges and opportunities of sustainable mining, highlight emerging best practices, and outline the policies and partnerships that should be encouraged as the minerals industry continues to develop in response to the growth of renewables and clean energy technologies.

This event is part of the Atlantic Council “Raising Ambitions” events series, which focuses on the higher climate ambitions that the Biden Administration hopes to realize at home and abroad. It will evaluate key technologies critical to helping reach these goals, emphasize sectoral approaches to decarbonization, and highlight countries increasing their commitments to climate action. The aim is to build momentum in advance of the summit and encourage increased ambition from public and private sector actors.

Please join this conversation via the web application Zoom, which is accessible through your web browser, the Zoom desktop or mobile app, and by phone. If you wish to join the question and answer period, you must join by app or web. 

What can we know about energy futures?

PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY SPRING WEBINAR SERIES
WHAT CAN WE KNOW ABOUT ENERGY FUTURES?

Topic: WHAT CAN WE KNOW ABOUT ENERGY FUTURES?

 

SPEAKER:  Ken Caldeira, Gates Ventures

 

MODERATOR: DR. SARA HASTINGS-SIMON, PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY

 

HOSTED BY: ENERGY VS. CLIMATE, A PAYNE INSTITUTE PARTNER

 

Time: THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2021 – 11:00AM – 12:00PM MT

 

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Please join Energy vs. Climate and the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines as we welcome Ken Caldeira, Gates Ventures, presenting a webinar titled What Can We Know About Energy Futures? on Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 11:00am – 12:00pm (MT).

Climate and energy debates rest on predictions. How many years left to save the planet? How cheap will solar power get? We dive into the dirty world of making such projections. What’s the difference between climate models and energy system models? What do past forecasts tell us about the accuracy of these models? Hint: there’s no shortage of overconfidence.

About your co-hosts:

Ken Caldeira is a highly-cited scientist working on climate and energy systems. He joined Gates Ventures in 2020.  He is also a Senior Staff Scientist (emeritus) in the Carnegie Institution for Science Department of Global Ecology at Stanford University where his research group is engaged primarily in idealized energy system and energy-climate-economic modeling.

David Keith is a professor at Harvard in Engineering and the Kennedy School. He is the founder of Carbon Engineering and was formerly a professor at the University of Calgary. He splits his time between Canmore and Cambridge. 

Sara Hastings-Simon is a senior research associate at the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines and a research fellow at the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy. Prior to that she was the manager of the cleantech practice at McKinsey & Company, and director of Clean Economy at the Pembina Institute.

Ed Whittingham is a clean energy policy/finance consultant and fellow at the Public Policy Forum. He is the former executive director of the Pembina Institute.

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Decarbonizing Transportation

PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY SPRING WEBINAR SERIES
DECARBONIZING TRANSPORTATION

Topic: DECARBONIZING TRANSPORTATION

 

SPEAKER: Amy Meyers Jaffe, Research Professor and Managing Director of the Climacy Lab at Tufts University

 

Moderator: Dr. Sara Hastings-Simon, Payne Institute for Public Policy

 

Hosted by: ENERGY VS. CLIMATE, A PAYNE INSTITUTE PARTNER

 

Time: THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 2021 – 10:00AM – 11:00AM MT

 

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Please join Energy vs. Climate and the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines as we welcome Amy Meyers Jaffe, Research Professor and Managing Director of the Climacy Lab at Tufts University, presenting a webinar titled Decarbonizing Transportation on Thursday,  April 8, 2021 from 10:00am – 11:00am (MT).

From personal transportation to long haul freight, how fast can we decarbonize, how much will be electrified vs other solutions, and what are the limiting factors affecting the pace of change?  They’ll dig into what the transition will mean for Alberta and Canada in terms of demand for oil, changes to local transportation infrastructure, and the potential to capture a part of the new market. 

They’ll dig into what the transition will mean for Alberta and Canada in terms of demand for oil, changes to local transportation infrastructure, and the potential to capture a part of the new market. 

About your co-hosts:

Amy Myers Jaffe is a leading expert on global energy policy, energy and sustainability, and geopolitical risk. She is a research professor and Managing Director of the Climate Policy Lab at Tufts University Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. A frequent media commentator and former journalist, Jaffe’s research focuses on oil and natural gas geopolitics, corporate investment strategies in the energy sector, sustainability and energy, and energy economics. 

David Keith is a professor at Harvard in Engineering and the Kennedy School. He is the founder of Carbon Engineering and was formerly a professor at the University of Calgary. He splits his time between Canmore and Cambridge. 

Sara Hastings-Simon is a senior research associate at the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines and a research fellow at the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy. Prior to that she was the manager of the cleantech practice at McKinsey & Company, and director of Clean Economy at the Pembina Institute.

Ed Whittingham is a clean energy policy/finance consultant and fellow at the Public Policy Forum. He is the former executive director of the Pembina Institute.

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Argentina’s Lithium Strategy

PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY SPRING WEBINAR SERIES
ARGENTINA’S LITHIUM STRATEGY

Topic: ARGENTINA’S LITHIUM STRATEGY

 

SPEAKER: DR. SARA HASTINGS-SIMON, PAYNE INSTITUTE SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

 

Hosted by: Inter-American Development Bank and the PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY

 

Time: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 2021 – 1:15 PM – 1:40 PM MT

 

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Please join the Inter-American Development Bank and the  Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines as we welcome Dr. Sara Hastings-Simon, Senior Research Associate, presenting a webinar titled Argentina’s Lithium Strategy on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 from 1:15pm – 1:40pm (MT).

This event looks at Argentina’s lithium industry, and its role in the global renewable energy transformation.

Earth Observation data in sustainable urban science research

PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY SPRING WEBINAR SERIES
USING BUILDING VOLUME PER CAPITA (BVPC) TO ASSESS SPATIAL INEQUALITY IN DENVER AND SURROUNDING COUNTIES

Topic: Using Building Volume Per Capita (BVPC) to assess spatial inequality in Denver and surrounding counties

 

SPEAKER: DR. TILOTTAMA GHOSH, PAYNE INSTITUTE EARTH OBSERVATION GROUP RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

 

Hosted by: AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF GEOGRAPHERS AND THE PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY

 

Time: Saturday, April 10, 2021 from 2:30pm – 2:45pm (MT)

 

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Please join the American Association of Geographers and the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines as we welcome Dr. Tilottama Ghosh, Payne Institute Earth Observation Group Research Associate, presenting a webinar titled Using Building Volume Per Capita (BVPC) to Assess Spatial Inequality in Denver and Surrounding Counties on Saturday, April 10, 2021 from 2:30pm – 2:45pm (MT).

Sustainability Development Goal 10 (SDG 10) aims at reducing inequality within and among countries. Although many have been lifted out of poverty in the international community, inequality and disparities in health, education and other assets persist. In this study, we examine Building Volume Per Capita (BVPC), that is, cubic meters of building per person as a proxy measure of economic inequality and a direct measure of housing inequality. Earth Observation (EO) data in combination with demographic, and other socio-economic and statistical data are increasingly being used to monitor progress of the SDGs. At first, rasterized building volume data from building footprints, which have been delineated from aerial imagery of 2016 will be made. These data will then be juxtaposed with vector-based census demographic and economic data of 2015, and LandScan raster population count data of 2015. The National Landcover dataset (NLCD) of 2016 will be used to characterize the land cover variability of the areas studied. Using these datasets, the spatial pattern and distribution of BVPC for Denver and surrounding counties will be examined at the 500 m pixel level and census tract level. We would inspect the hypothesis that BVPC is positively related with Median Household Income and negatively related with intensity of development. If these assumptions are demonstrated to be true, BVPC as a measure of inequality could be extended, applied and tested for other study areas.

Colorado Clean Energy Policy: A Regulatory View

PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY SPRING WEBINAR SERIES
COLORADO CLEAN ENERGY POLICY: A REGULATORY VIEW

Topic: Colorado Clean Energy Policy: A Regulatory View

 

SPEAKER: Eric Blank, Chairman, Colorado Public Utilities Commission

 

Hosted by: PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY

 

Time: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 – 1:00PM – 2:00PM MT

 

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Please join the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines as we welcome Eric Blank, Chairman, Colorado Public Utilities Commission, presenting a webinar titled Colorado Clean Energy Policy: A Regulatory View on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 from 1:00pm – 2:00pm (MT).

Eric Blank will discuss his new role on the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC), and the clean energy transition currently underway in Colorado.

Blank was appointed Chairman of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission on December 11, 2020, by Governor Jared Polis for a four-year term effective January 12, 2021. His term expires in January of 2025.  

Blank, a lawyer and economist, has worked on electric utility and clean energy issues for over 35 years in a diverse range of entrepreneurial, business, and non-profit settings.

In 2000, Blank co-founded a pioneering national renewable energy development company, which he ran until three years ago. Blank helped commercialize first wind and then later solar technologies by building some of the earliest and largest clean energy projects outside of California. All told, he has developed 2,000 MW of operating wind and solar projects, representing $4 billion in invested capital.

Blank spent most of the 1990s leading the energy work of a non-profit environmental group, now called Western Resource Advocates. Through PUC interventions in six western states, he helped develop some of the first policies that made utility clean energy investments initially feasible and ultimately cost-effective. Prior to that, Blank was a consultant preparing utility capacity expansion and dispatch modeling studies.

Blank holds a law degree from Yale Law School and a master’s in economics from the London School of Economics.

Climate Change and National Security: The Need to Address a Growing Global Threat

MINES GLOBAL ENERGY FUTURE INITIATIVE PRESENTS
CLIMATE CHANGE AND NATIONAL SECURITY:
THE NEED TO ADDRESS A GROWING GLOBAL THREAT

Topic: Climate Change and National Security: The Need to Address a Growing Global Threat

 

SPEAKER: Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn, U.S. Navy, Retired

 

Hosted by: MINES GLOBAL ENERGY FUTURE INITIATIVE AND THE PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY

 

Time: THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2021 – 11:00AM – 12:00PM MT

 

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Please join the Mines Global Energy Future Initiative and the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines as we welcome Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn, U.S. Navy, Retired, presenting a webinar titled Climate Change and National Security: The Need to Address a Growing Global Threat on Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 11:00am – 12:00pm (MT).

Climate change presents a direct and multi-faceted threat to U.S. national security. This serious challenge must be fully addressed in our national security strategy, defense plans and economic priorities at the highest levels across government. United States leadership at home and effective engagement with allies and partners abroad is essential to create a sense of urgency and a coordinated approach to develop adaptation and mitigation strategies.

Admiral Dennis McGinn served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment from 2013 to 2017. He was on active duty in the United States Navy for 35 years attaining the rank of Vice Admiral and serving as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations and Commander of the U.S. Third Fleet.

Admiral McGinn is former President/CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy and presently serves as a trustee on the board of RMI and on the board of directors of the Electric Power Research Institute, Willdan Group, and Customer First Renewables. He is a senior strategic advisor for enterprise digitalization company C3.ai, as well as for the Center for Climate Security, Lee Enterprise Consultants, and the energy institutes at Colorado State University and Georgia Tech.

Rebuilding Alberta’s Energy Sector

PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY SPRING WEBINAR SERIES
REBUILDING ALBERTA’S ENERGY SECTOR

Topic: REBUILDING ALBERTA’S ENERGY SECTOR

 

SPEAKER: DR. SARA HASTINGS-SIMON, SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

 

Hosted by: ENERGY VS. CLIMATE AND THE PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY

 

Time: THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2021 – 11:00AM – 12:00PM MT

 

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Please join the Calgary Climate Symposium as they welcome Payne Institute Senior Research Associate Dr. Sara Hastings-Simon, David Keith, and Ed Whittingham, on the Energy vs. Climate series for a webinar titled Rebuilding Alberta’s Energy Sector, Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 11:00am – 12:00pm MT.

As Albertans we want to build Alberta back better. What does this mean for Albertans and Calgarians, the future of jobs in the energy sector, new technologies and the roles of government and industry in addressing climate change? The Energy vs Climate Podcast is partnering with the Calgary Climate Symposium to produce a live symposium podcast, so bring your comments and questions.

The Role of Carbon Capture in Helping to Meet Climate Goals

MINES INTEGRATED CCUS INITIATIVE PRESENTS
THE ROLE OF CARBON CAPTURE IN HELPING TO MEET CLIMATE GOALS

Topic: THE ROLE OF CARBON CAPTURE IN HELPING TO MEET CLIMATE GOALS

 

SPEAKERS: DR. JENNIFER WILCOX, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Fossil Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

 

Hosted by: MINES INTEGRATED CCUS INITIATIVE AND THE PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY

 

Time: MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2021 – 8:00AM – 9:00AM MT

 

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Please join the Mines Integrated CCUS Initiative and the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines as we welcome Dr. Jennifer Wilcox, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Fossil Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, presenting a webinar titled The Role of Carbon Capture in Helping to Meet Climate Goals on Monday, March 22, 2021 at 8:00am (MT).

There is unprecedented interest and momentum in carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS), carbon management, negative emissions and deep decarbonization worldwide. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine have identified carbon sequestration as one of society’s grand challenges, and multiple national labs and the U.S. Department of Energy have significant ongoing work in the area. Most recently the 116th Congress affirmed the importance of these technologies by authorizing more than $6 billion of CCUS-related spending over 5 years in the Energy Act of 2020.

The Colorado School of Mines is one of the world’s top technical research universities in areas related to energy, natural resources and the environment, and is actively engaged in multiple aspects of the CCUS chain with more than 40 faculty members of the Integrated CCUS Initiative (ICI). The ICI and the Global Energy Future Initiative is excited to highlight this research amid the accelerating pace of activity in the CCUS space and is proud to announce that March is CCUS Month at Mines! Join us for CCUS-related content including webinars, podcast interviews with Colorado businesses doing CCUS, and a showcase of Mines research.

Jennifer Wilcox, the PDAS in the Office of Fossil Energy at DOE, was the Presidential Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. As a senior fellow at the World Resources Institute, she led WRI’s Carbon Removal Program.

Having grown up in rural Maine, Wilcox has a profound respect and appreciation of nature. That appreciation permeates her work; she focuses on minimizing the negative impacts of humankind on our natural environment. Wilcox holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and an M.A. in Chemistry from the University of Arizona and B.A. in Mathematics from Wellesley College.

Wilcox’s research takes aim at the nexus of energy and the environment, developing both mitigation and adaptation strategies to minimize negative climate impacts associated with society’s dependence on fossil fuels. She has served on committees of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Physical Society to assess carbon capture methods and impacts on climate. She is the author of the first textbook on carbon capture, Carbon Capture, published in March 2012. She co-edited the CDR Primer on carbon dioxide removal in 2021.

The Integrated CCUS Initiative and the Global Energy Future Initiative is excited to announce that March is CCUS Month at Mines!

Join us for CCUS-related content all month including the following webinars:

3/11: Policy Perspectives for CCUS

3/22: The Role of Carbon Capture in Helping to Meet Climate Goals

3/25: CCUS @ Mines Research Showcase

CCUS Mines Research Showcase

MINES INTEGRATED CCUS INITIATIVE PRESENTS
CCUS @ MINES RESEARCH SHOWCASE

Topic: CCUS @ MINES RESEARCH SHOWCASE

 

HOST:  JOHN BRADFORD, VICE PRESIDENT FOR GLOBAL INITIATIVES, COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES and Manika Prasad, Professor, Geophysics

 

SPEAKERS: WILL BE ADDED AS THEY ARE SCHEDULED (see below)

 

Hosted by: MINES INTEGRATED CCUS INITIATIVE AND THE PAYNE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY

 

Time: THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2021 – 1:00PM – 2:00PM MT

 

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Jared Carbone presentation notes
Brandon Dugan presentation notes

 

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Research Presentations by:

Matt Posewitz, Professor, Department of Chemistry, presenting Photons to chemicals: record rates of photosynthesis in seawater for sustainability

Jared Carbone, Associate Professor, Division of Economics and Business, presenting The Economy-Wide Impact of CCUS on Jobs

Brandon Dugan, Associate Department Head, Associate Professor, Geophysics, Baker Hughes Chair in Petrophysics and Borehole Geophysics, presenting Approaching Carbon Storage and Water Management Simultaneously

Please join the Mines Integrated CCUS Initiative and the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines as we welcome moderator John Bradford, Vice President for Global Initiatives, Colorado School of Mines, and Manika Prasad, Professor Geophysics, presenting a webinar titled CCUS @ Mines Research Showcase on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 1:00pm (MT).  Various Colorado School of Mines researchers will be presenting.  Check back for updates.

There is unprecedented interest and momentum in carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS), carbon management, negative emissions and deep decarbonization worldwide. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine have identified carbon sequestration as one of society’s grand challenges, and multiple national labs and the U.S. Department of Energy have significant ongoing work in the area. Most recently the 116th Congress affirmed the importance of these technologies by authorizing more than $6 billion of CCUS-related spending over 5 years in the Energy Act of 2020.

The Colorado School of Mines is one of the world’s top technical research universities in areas related to energy, natural resources and the environment, and is actively engaged in multiple aspects of the CCUS chain with more than 40 faculty members of the Integrated CCUS Initiative (ICI). The ICI and the Global Energy Future Initiative is excited to highlight this research amid the accelerating pace of activity in the CCUS space and is proud to announce that March is CCUS Month at Mines! Join us for CCUS-related content including webinars, podcast interviews with Colorado businesses doing CCUS, and a showcase of Mines research.

The Integrated CCUS Initiative and the Global Energy Future Initiative is excited to announce that March is CCUS Month at Mines!

Join us for CCUS-related content all month including the following webinars:

3/11: Policy Perspectives for CCUS

3/22: The Role of Carbon Capture in Helping to Meet Climate Goals

3/25: CCUS @ Mines Research Showcase