Events

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UPCOMING EVENTS       

  • Payne Faculty Fellow Nicole Smith presents Is responsible sourcing possible?  An Exploration of gold supply chains in Peru in Marquez Hall, Room 322, CO School of Mines.  January 23, 2020.
  • Morgan Bazilian will present on Energy Security and Resilience at the Western Energy & Water Forum in Steamboat Springs, CO. January 22-25, 2020.
  • Payne Fellow William Nuttall, Professor of Energy, The Open University, presents Hydrogen from Natural Gas – Key to a Low Carbon Future? in Brown Building, Room 125, CO School of Mines, January 27, 2020.
  • Payne Institute Earth Observation Group’s Chris Elvidge will give a seminar at Columbia University, New York City.  January 29, 2020.  
  • Payne Fellow Trisha Curtis, President and Co-Founder of PetroNerds, presents New Insights on the Global Oil Market in Marquez Hall, Room 310, CO School of Mines.  January 30, 2020.
  • Payne Institute Earth Observation Group’s Chris Elvidge will give a seminar at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts.  January 29, 2020.  
  • Morgan Bazilian will present on the Energy Transition during the UT Energy Week 2020, in Austin, TX.  February 17-21, 2020.
  • The Payne Institute co-hosts with Benchmark Minerals for a discussion on the Mineral Foundations of the Energy Transition at the CO School of Mines.  March 2020.
  • Payne Advisory Board member Daniel Kammen, Professor of Energy, University of California, Berkeley will present on Energy and Development at CO School of Mines, March 2020. 
  • The Payne Institute co-hosts with Capital Power for a discussion Carbon Capture Utilization & Sequestration (CCUS) at CO School of Mines.  March 3, 2020.  
  • Payne Institute Earth Observation Group’s Chris Elvidge will present Satellite Data at Mines at the CO School of Mines. March 10, 2020.
  • Morgan Bazilian will present on The Changing Geopolitical Landscape for Minerals and Metals in the Energy Transition and the EV Battery Supply Chain: Scale, geography and recycling at CERAWEEK in Houston, TX.  March 9-13, 2020.
  • Payne Fellow Gavin Hilson, Chair of Sustainability in Business, University of Surrey, UK, will present on Extractive Industries and Society at CO School of Mines. April 7, 2020. 
  • Morgan Bazilian will present at the Engineers Ireland National Conference at the Dublin City University – The Helix in Dublin, IE.  April 23, 2020.
  • The Payne Institute will co-host a session on Minerals for Energy Storage Systems at the Institute of the Americas XXIX La Jolla Energy Conference in California.  May 20-21, 2020.
  • Morgan Bazilian will present on the “Mineral Foundations of the Energy Transition” at the 2020 AAPG Annual Convention & Exhibition in Houston, TX.  June 7-10, 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
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    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
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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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