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- Cyril Widdershoven. “Trade and Power in the Middle East and North Africa” March, 2019
Jamal Saghir & Khaled Agha. “Energy Efficiency in Emerging Economies” February, 2019
- Dolf Gielen & Deger Saygin “Circular Economy for the Energy Transition” January, 2019
- Kate Steel. “For Africa, It’s Grid + Off-Grid, Not Grid Vs. Off-Grid” November, 2018
- Piret Plink-Bjorklund. “Research for Flood Prediction and Mitigation” November, 2018
- Will Fleckenstein and Jennifer Miskimins. “Proposition 112 Impacts on Colorado” October, 2018
- Morgan D. Bazilian and Kenneth B. Medlock III. “A Bad Proposition” October, 2018
- Gregory J. Leng. “Simple Payback for Retirement Planning vs. Energy Planning” October, 2018
- Peri-Khan Aqrawi-Whitcomb. “The World’s Most Dangerous Black Market” October, 2018
- Peter Maniloff. “A Note On the Impacts of 112” October, 2018
- Dolf Gielen and Morgan D. Bazilian. “The Future of Natural Gas: A Tale of Two Worlds?” October, 2018
- Jan Rentschler. “Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reforms: A Guide to Economic and Political Complexity?” September, 2018
- Christopher Elvidge. “Florence’s Aftermath: Can We See Power Outages from Space?” September, 2018
- Johannes Urpelainen. “India’s Solar Import Duties are Slowing Down the Clean Energy Transition“. September, 2018
- Philip K. Verleger, Jr. “IMO 2020: Economic Prospects” August, 2018
- Thibaud Voita. “Energy Efficiency and the Sustainable Development Goals” August, 2018
- Matthew Reed. “Oil Security and Geography” August, 2018
- Cyril Widdershoven. “Politics and Barrels, OPEC-Russia Production Decision Leaves Market in the Dark” June, 2018.
- Cyril Widdershoven. “Here Comes the Sun: Washington and U.S. Shale Need to Watch Out for the New Sun King” April, 2018
- Megan Guess, Morgan Bazilian, and Gregory Clough. “Energy Institute Review” October, 2018
- Christopher Elvidge. “A New View of Human Activities From Space” June, 2018
- Dolf Gielen and Deger Saygin. “Global Industrial Carbon Dioxide Emissions Mitigation: Investigation of the Role of Renewable Energy and Other Technologies Until 2060” June, 2018
- John E. Tilton. “Our Mental Models of Mineral Depletion – And Why They Matter” May, 2018
- Graham A. Davis, Diderik Lund. “Taxation and Investment Decisions in Petroleum” May, 2018
- Peifang Yang, Graham A. Davis. “Non-renewable Resource Extraction under Financial Incentives to Reduce and Reverse Stock Pollution” May, 2018
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- Morgan Bazilian, executive director of the Payne Institute, was featured in a Financial Times article on August 28 about Facebook’s plan to buy renewable energy to cover 100 percent of its electricity use by the end of 2020 “Facebook aims for fossil fuel-free future.”
- Morgan Bazilian, executive director of the Payne Institute, was recently quoted in an article in the May 9 edition of the Edmonton Journal, “As renewable energy costs fall, natural gas producers buy in.”
- Morgan Bazilian, executive director of the Payne Institute, contributed to the story “Shell — yes, that Shell — just outlined a radical scenario for what it would take to halt climate change,” written b Chris Mooney and Steven Mufson in the March 26 edition of the Washington Post.
- Join Sarah Ladislaw, director and senior fellow of the CSIS Energy and National Security Program, and a member of the Payne Institute Advisory Board, as well as Morgan Bazilian, executive director of the Payne Institute and research professor of public policy at the Colorado School of Mines, as they discuss energy development in post-conflict Ireland and other areas around the world in the CSIS podcast, “A Conversation with Morgan Bazilian.” In the March 26 podcast, Bazilian also discusses his new role and the future of the Payne Institute.
- “CREDENCE project at SFI St. Patrick’s Day Science Medal 2018” is a video featuring addresses by U.S. industry and research leaders, including Morgan Bazilian, executive director of the Payne Institute, on their experiences of engaging with research in Ireland, at the Science Foundation Ireland St. Patrick’s Day Science Medal event in Washington, D.C. March 14.
- “Getting Published in a Leading Journal: Perspectives of Authors, Editors, and Publishers” October 8
Presented by Adam Fraser, Elsevier
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- “Leading the Energy Transition” October 1
Presented by Amory Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute
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- “The Oil-Climate Index” September 13
Presented by Deborah Gordon, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
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- “The Role of Natural Gas in a Carbon-Constrained World” Aug 22
Presented by Arvind P. Ravikumar, PhD, Stanford University
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- “RETScreen software and energy investment decisionmaking” May 16
Presented by Gregory Leng, Natural Resources Canada
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- “Weather-Informed Energy Systems Utilizing the WIS:dom Optimization Model” May 3
Presented by Christopher Clack, CEO, Vibrant Clean Energy, LLC
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- “Ways of Price Making and the Problem of Markets in the U.S. Natural Gas Industry” April 26
Presented by William Boyd, professor of law at University of Colorado Law School
Director of the Laboratory for Energy and Environmental Policy innovation
- “Climate Change and Inland Flood Risk in the Continental United States” April 17
Presented by Cameron Wobus, principal scientist, Abt Associates
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- “Fires, Flares, Boats, and Lights – Data Gems From a NOAA Weather Satellite” April 11
Presented by Christopher D. Elvidge, PhD
NOAA‐NESDIS‐NCEI Earth Observation Group
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- “Vulnerability of the U.S. Electricity Grid to Climate and Water” April 5
Presented by Jordan Macknick, Energy – Water – Land Lead Analyst
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
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- “Colorado’s Electric Sector” April 3
Presented by Mark D. Safty, Wirth Chair in Sustainable Development
School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado, Denver
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- “Energy in Colorado” March 22
Presented by Andy Spielman, partner, co-partner-in-charge, Denver office
Chair, Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Practice at WilmerHale
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- “Global Manufacturing and Trade of Renewable Energy Technologies” March 20
Presented by Jill Engel-Cox, director, Clean Energy Manufacturing Analysis Center
Deputy director, Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
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- “Lessons from Australia on Clean Energy Opportunities and Challenges for Electricity Grids, Large and Small” March 1
Presented by Iain MacGill, associate professor, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, UNSW Australia
Joint director (engineering) UNSW Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets
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- Korkovelos, A.; Mentis, D.; Siyal, S.H.; Arderne, C.; Rogner, H.; Bazilian, M.; Howells, M.; Beck, H.; De Roo, A. A Geospatial Assessment of Small-Scale Hydropower Potential in Sub-Saharan Africa. Energies 2018, 11, 3100.
- Bai Yang and Carol A. Dahl. “Evaluating the Management of U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve during Oil Disruptions.” Energy Policy, Volume 117, June 2018, 25-38.
- Dana Abdulbaqi, Carol A. Dahl and Mohammed AlShaikh. “Enhanced Oil Recovery as a Stepping Stone to Carbon Capture and Sequestration.” Mineral Economics, forthcoming 2018.
- Ian Lange and Michael Redlinger. “Effects of Stricter Environmental Regulations on Resource Development.” CESifo Working Papers. May 2018.
- Todd Moss and Morgan D. Bazilian. “Signalling, Governance, and Goals: Reorienting the United State Power Africa Initiative.” Energy Research & Social Science, May 2018.
- Brett Jordan, Ian Lange and Joshua Linn. “Coal Demand, Market Forces and U.S. Coal Mine Closures.” Resources for the Future Working Paper. April 2018.
- Quy-Toan Do, Jacob N. Shapiro, Christopher D. Elvidge, Mohamed Abdel-Jelil, Daniel P. Ahn, Kimberly Baugh, Jamie Hansen-Lewis, Mikhail Zhizhin, Morgan D. Bazilian. “Terrorism, Geopolitics, and Oil Security: Using Remote Sensing to Estimate Oil Production of the Islamic State.” Energy Research & Social Science. April 2018.
- Muhammad Akimaya and Carol A. Dahl. “Estimating the Cross-Price Elasticity of Regular Gasoline with Respect to the Price of Premium Gasoline.” Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, Volume 52, Number 2, April 2018, 157-180.
- Christopher D. Elvidge, Morgan D. Bazilian, Mikhail Zhizhin, Tilottama Ghosh, Kimberly Baugh and Feng-Chi Hsu. “The Potential Role of Natural Gas Flaring in Meeting Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Targets.” Energy Strategy Reviews, Volume 20, April 2018, 156-162.
- Michael S. Scioletti, Alexandra M. Newman, Johanna K. Goodman, Alexander J. Zolan, Sven Leyffer. “Optimal design and Dispatch of a System of Diesel Generator.” Optimization and Engineering, Volume 11. March 28, 2018.
- Diego Juan Rodriguez, Morgan D. Bazilian, Anna Delgado Martin and Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm. “Thirsty Energy: Modeling the Water-Energy Nexus in China.” World Bank Group. March 2018.
- Gary Goldstein, Pascal Delaquil, Fadiel Ahjum, Bruno Merven, Adrian Stone, James Cullis, Wenying Chen, Nan Li, Yongnan Zhu, Yizi Shang, Diego Rodriguez, Morgan D. Bazilian, Anna Delgado-Martin, Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm. “The Importance of the Water-Energy Nexus for Emerging Countries When Moving Towards Below 2 °C.” Springer International Publishing. 2018.
- Morgan D. Bazilian. “The Mineral Foundation of the Energy Transition.” The Extractive Industries and Society, February 2018.
- Minjia Zhong and Morgan D. Bazilian. “Contours of the Energy Transition: Investment by International Oil and Gas Companies in Renewable Energy.” The Electricity Journal, Volume 31, Issue 1, January-February 2018, 82-91.
- Corrado Di Maria, Ian Lange and Emiliya Lazarova. “A Look Upstream: Market Restructuring, Risk, Procurement Contracts and Efficiency.” International Journal of Industrial Organization, January 2018.
Mark A. Husted, Bharatkumar Suthar, Gavin H. Goodall, Alexandra M. Newman, Paul A. Kohl. “Coordinating Microgrid Procurement Decisions with a Dispatch Strategy Featuring a Concentration Gradient.” Applied Energy, 2017.
- Steven M. Smith, Krister Andersson, Kelsey C.Cody, Michael Cox and Darren Ficklin. “Responding to a Groundwater Crisis: The Effects of Self-Imposed Economic Incentives,” Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Volume 4, Issue 4, December 2017, 985-1023.
William J. Nuttall, Constantine Samaras and Morgan D. Bazilian. “Energy and the Military: Convergence of Security, Economic, and Environmental Decision-Making.” University of Cambridge Working Paper Economics, November 20, 2017.
- Amy Myers Jaffe, Lindsay Iversen and Morgan D. Bazilian. “How Mini-Grids Can Power Disaster Recovery.” Foreign Affairs. November 9, 2017.
- David A. Comerford, Ian Lange and Mirko Moro. “Proof of Concept that Requiring Energy Labels for Dwellings Can Induce Retrofitting.” Energy Economics, November 2017.
- Muhammad Akimaya and Carol A. Dahl. “Simulation of Price Controls for Different Grades of Gasoline: The Case of Indonesia.” Energy Economics, Volume 68, October 2017, 373-382.
- Tulay Flamand, Ahmed Ghoniem, Mohamed Haouari and Bacel Maddah. “Integrated Assortment Planning and Store-wide Shelf Space Allocation: An Optimization-based Approach.” Omega 2017.
- Jared C. Carbone and Snorre Kverndokk. “Investments in Education and Health: Policy Responses and Interactions.” Human Capital and Health Behavior (Advances in Health Economics and Health Services Research, Volume 25), Emerald Publishing Limited, 2017, 33-83.
Gavin H. Goodall, A.S. Hering, Alexandra M. Newman. “Characterizing Solutions in Optimal Microgrid Procurement and Dispatch Strategies.” Applied Energy, April 15, 2017.
- Jared C. Carbone and Robert S. Gazzale. “A Shared Sense of Responsibility: Money Versus Effort Contributions in the Voluntary Provision of Public Goods,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization , Volume 139, 2017, 74-87.
- Jared C. Carbone and Nicholas Rivers. “The Impacts of Unilateral Climate Policy on Competitiveness: Evidence From Computable General Equilibrium Models.” Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, Volume 11, Issue 1, January 2017,
- Graham A. Davis and Robert D. Cairns. “The Odd Notion of ‘Reversible Investment.” Journal of Banking and Finance, 2016.
- Böhringer, Christoph, Jared C. Carbone and Thomas F. Rutherford. “Embodied Carbon Tariffs.” Forthcoming in the Scandinavian Journal of Economics.
- Jared C. Carbone and Kenneth J. McKenzie. “Going Dutch? The Impact of Oil Price Shocks on the Canadian Economy.” Canadian Public Policy, 42, no. 2, (2016): 168-180.
- Christoph Böhringer, Jared C. Carbone and Thomas F. Rutherford. “The Strategic Value of Carbon Tariffs,” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 8, no. 1, (2016): 28-51.
- Victor Peredo-Alvarez, Whitney Trainor-Guitton, Ian Lange and Allen Bellas, Mandate a Man to Fish?: Technological Advance in Cooling Systems at U.S. Thermal Electric Plants, Water Resources Research, 2016: 52(2), 1418-1426
- Graham A. Davis and Robert D. Cairns. “Mineral Depletion and the Rules of Resource Dynamics.” The Energy Journal, Vol. 36, SI1, 2015
- Steffen Rebennack and Josef Kallrath, Continuous Piecewise Linear Delta-Approximations for Univariate Functions: Computing Minimal Breakpoint Systems, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 167(2):617-643, 2015
- Handbook of Bioenergy: Bioenergy Supply Chain – Models and Applications, Sandra D. Eksioglu, Steffen Rebennack, and Panos M. Pardalos (Eds.), Energy Systems, Springer, 2015, ISBN: 978-3-319-20092-7
- Didem Cinar, Panos M. Pardalos and Steffen Rebennack, “Evaluating Supply Chain Design Models for the Integration of Biomass Co-firing in Existing Coal Plants Under Uncertainty”, Chapter 8 in “Handbook of Bioenergy,” Sandra D. Eksioglu, Steffen Rebennack, and Panos M. Pardalos (Eds.), Springer, pp. 191-217, 2015
- Steffen Rebennack and Josef Kallrath, “Continuous Piecewise Linear Delta-Approximations for Bivariate and Multivariate Functions”, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 167(1):102-117, 2015
- Salman Mohagheghi and Steffen Rebennack, “Optimal Resilient Power Grid Operation During the Course of a Progressing Wildfire”, International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, 73:843-852, 2015
- Gregory Steeger and Steffen Rebennack, “Strategic Bidding for Multiple Price-Maker Hydroelectric Producers”, IIE Transactions, 47:1-19, 2015
- Jeff Bryan, Ian Lange and Alex MacDonald, “Estimating the Price of ROCs”, The Electricity Journal, 2015:28(1), 49-57
- Brett W. Jordan, Roderick G. Eggert, Brent W. Dixon, and Brett W. Carlsen, “Thorium: Crustal Abundance, Joint Production, and Economic Availability,” Resources Policy (2015), pp. 81-93, DOI information: 10.1016/j.resourpol.2015.02.002.
- Energy Journal, 2015, 36(4) Carbon content of electricity futures in Phase II of the EU ETS Harrison Fell, Beat Hintermann, and Herman Vollebergh. View Abstract
- Stephen M. Frank and Steffen Rebennack, Optimal Design of Mixed AC-DC Distribution Systems for Commercial Buildings: A Nonconvex Generalized Benders Decomposition Approach,” European Journal of Operational Research, 242(3):710-729, 2015
- Böhringer, Christoph, Jared C. Carbone and Thomas F. Rutherford. “The Strategic Value of Carbon Tariffs,” . American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Forthcoming.
- Williams III, Roberton, Hal Gordon, Dallas Burtraw, Jared C. Carbone and Richard D. Morgenstern, “The Initial Incidence of a Carbon Tax Across Income Groups,” National Tax Journal, 68, no. 1, (2015): 195-214.
- Williams III, Roberton, Hal Gordon, Dallas Burtraw, Jared C. Carbone and Richard D. Morgenstern, “The Initial Incidence of a Carbon Tax Across U.S. States,” National Tax Journal, 67, no. 4 (2014): 807-830.
- Josef Kallrath and Steffen Rebennack, “Computing Area-Tight Piecewise Linear Overestimators, Underestimators and Tubes for Univariate Functions”, Chapter 14 in “Optimization in Science and Engineering,” S. Butenko, C.A. Floudas, and T.M. Rassias (Eds.), Springer, pp. 273-292, 2014
- Gregory Steeger, Luiz Augusto Barroso and Steffen Rebennack, “Optimal Bidding Strategies for Hydro-Electric Producers: a Literature Survey,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 29(4):1758-1766, 2014
- John T. Cuddington & Grant Nülle (2014) “Variable long-term trends in mineral prices: The ongoing tug-of-war between exploration, depletion, and technological change,” Journal of International Money and Finance, 42, 224 – 252.
- Michael Samis & Graham A. Davis (2014) “Using Monte Carlo simulation with DCF and real options risk pricing techniques to analyse a mine financing proposal,” International Journal of Financial Engineering and Risk Management, 1, 264 – 281.
- Harrison Fell & Daniel T. Kaffine (2014) “Can decentralized planning really achieve first-best in the presence of environmental spillovers?,” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 68, 46 – 53.
- Harrison Fell, Shanjun Li & Anthony Paul (2014) “A new look at residential electricity demand using household expenditure data,” International Journal of Industrial Organization , 33, 37 – 47.
- Corrado Di Maria, Ian Lange & Edwin van der Werf (2014) “Should we be worried about the green paradox? Announcement effects of the Acid Rain Program,” European Economic Review, 69, 143 – 162.
- Andreas Ferrara, Ian Lange & Edwin van der Werf (2014) “Voluntary Programs to Encourage Diffusion: The Case of the Combined Heat-and-Power Partnership,” The Energy Journal, 35, .
- Josef Kallrath & Steffen Rebennack (2014) “Cutting ellipses from area-minimizing rectangles,” Journal of Global Optimization, 59, 405-437.
- Josef Kallrath & Steffen Rebennack (2014) “Solving real-world cutting stock-problems in the paper industry: Mathematical approaches, experience and challenges,” European Journal of Operational Research , 238, 405-437.
- Steffen Rebennack (2014) “Generation expansion planning under uncertainty with emissions quotas,” Electric Power Systems Research , 114, 78 – 85.
- John Shortle, Steffen Rebennack & Fred W. Glover (2014) “Transmission-Capacity Expansion for Minimizing Blackout Probabilities,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 29, 43-52.
- Andrew Gulley & John E. Tilton (2014) “The relationship between spot and futures prices: An empirical analysis,” Resources Policy, 41, 109 – 112.