Events

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UPCOMING EVENTS 

  • Please join the GEN IV International Forum as they welcome Payne Institute Faculty Fellow Dr. Amy Schweikert, Research Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, presenting at webinar titled The Global Potential for Small and Micro Reactor Systems to Provide Electricity Access.  For full details follow this link.  No registration required.  October 28, 2020.
  • Payne Institute welcomes Dr. Daniel Nussbaum, Chair, Energy Academic Group, Naval Postgraduate School, presenting a webinar titled Energy Security in the Era of Hybrid Warfare. For full details follow this link.  No registration required. October 28, 2020.
  • Please join the Mines Natural Resources & Energy Policy Master’s Program (NREP), Mines Sustainability Group, and Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines as we welcome Dr. Howard Geller, Executive Director of the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP), presenting at webinar titled Energy Efficiency as an Energy Resource. For full details follow this link.  No registration required. October 28, 2020.
  • Please join the Sustainable Development Solutions Network USA (SDSN USA), as they welcome Payne Institute Advisory Board Member David Victor and Payne Institute Director Morgan Bazilian presenting at webinar titled Transforming the Power Sector in America’s Zero-Carbon Action Plan.  For full details follow this link.  Registration required. October 28, 2020.
  • Please join the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines as we welcome Fellow Michael Cohen, Chief U.S. Economist and Head of Oil Analysis at bp, presenting at webinar titled bp Energy Outlook – 2020 Edition. For full details follow this link.  No registration required. October 29, 2020.
  • Please join the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines as we welcome Dr. Leena Srivastava, Deputy Director General for Science of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria, presenting at webinar titled Transformations Within Reach: Partnerships for the Future. For full details follow this link.  No registration required.  November 3, 2020.
  • Payne Institute welcomes Laura Cozzi, Chief Energy Modeller, International Energy Agency (IEA), presenting World Energy Outlook 2020. For full details follow this link.  No registration required. November 10, 2020.
  • Please join the Business Renewables Centre Canada and Payne Institute Senior Research Associate Sara Hastings-Simon present a webinar titled RECs and Carbon Offsets.  For full details follow this link.  Registration required. November 10, 2020.
  • Please join the University of Cambridge, UK as they welcome Payne Director Morgan Bazilian for a webinar titled Towards a Just Transition. For full details follow this link.  Registration required. November 17, 2020.
  • Please join the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines as we welcome Steven J. Davis, JD, PhD, Professor of Earth System Science and Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Irvine, presenting at webinar titled Unit-Level Analyses of the Power Sector.  For full details follow this link.  No registration required. November 17, 2020.

2020 Events Archive   

2019 Events Archive

2018 Events Archive

  • “Power System Planning and Markets” November 30, 2018.
    Presented by Ben Hobbs, Johns Hopkins
  • “Energy Systems Integration” November 26, 2018.
    Presented by Mark O’Malley, Senior Research Fellow, and Chief Scientist of Energy Systems Integration, NREL
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  • “Panel Discussion: Pueblo’s Renewable Energy Transition” November 13, 2018.
    Presented by Kathleen Staks, Executive Director, Colorado Energy Office
  • “Copper’s Role in the Energy Transition” November 7, 2018.
    Presented by Andrea J. Vaccari, Director Health, Environment and Sustainable Development, International Copper Association
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  • “United States Diplomacy and the Challenges Ahead” November 6, 2018.
    Presented by Ambassador Christopher Hill, University of Denver, Joseph Korbel School of International Studies
  • “Oil on the Water – A Look at Security Concerns Relating to Hydrocarbons Activity in the Maritime Domain” November 2, 2018.
    Presented by Dr. Ian M. Ralby, I.R. Consilium
  • “Does Half A Degree of Global Warming Matter?” October 29, 2018.
    Presented by Brian O’Neill, University of Denver, Joseph Korbel School of International Studies
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  • “The Emerging Economic, Environmental, and Geopolitical Implications of Changing U.S. Energy Trade” October 18, 2018.
    Presented by Alex Gilbert, SparkLibrary
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  • “Getting Published in a Leading Journal: Perspectives of Authors, Editors, and Publishers” October 8, 2018.
    Presented by Adam Fraser, Elsevier
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  • “Leading the Energy Transition” October 1, 2018.
    Presented by Amory Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute
    View slide deck part 1
    View slide deck part 2 
  • “Energy in Africa” September 17, 2018.
    Presented by Todd Moss, Center for Global Development
  • “The Oil-Climate Index” September 13, 2018.
    Presented by Deborah Gordon, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
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  • “The Role of Natural Gas in the Energy Transition” August 22, 2018.
    Presented by Arvind Ravikumar, Stanford University
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  • “RETScreen software and energy investment decision making” May 16, 2018.
    Presented by Gregory Leng, Natural Resources Canada
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  • “Weather-Informed Energy Systems Utilizing the WIS:dom Optimization Model” May 3, 2018.
    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, 2018.
    Presented by William Boyd, professor of law at University of Colorado Law School
    Director of the Laboratory for Energy and Environmental Policy innovation
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  • “Climate Change and Inland Flood Risk in the Continental United States” April 17, 2018.
    Presented by Cameron Wobus, principal scientist, Abt Associates
    View seminar
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  • “Fires, Flares, Boats, and Lights – Data Gems From a NOAA Weather Satellite” April 11, 2018.
    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, 2018.
    Presented by Jordan Macknick, Energy – Water – Land Lead Analyst
    National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • “Colorado’s Electric Sector” April 3, 2018.
    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, 2018.
    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, 2018.
    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, 2018.
    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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