Events

The Payne Institute is honoured to welcome leading thinkers in energy, natural resources, and the environment. 

Stay tuned for future events and follow us on Twitter @payneinstitute for the latest Payne Institute news and information.

 

UPCOMING:

  • “Learning and Teaching Complexity Science” September 24, 2018. Paul Hooper, Sante Fe Institute
  • “Leading the Energy Transition” October 1, 2018. Amory Lovins, RMI
  • “Resources and Global Engagement” November 6, 2018. Ambassador Christopher Hill, University of Denver, Joseph Korbel School of International Studies
  • “Power System Planning and Markets” November 30, 2018. Ben Hobbs, Johns Hopkins

 

MEETINGS

  • We hosted the Denver Energy Dialogues. August 23, 2018
  • We hosted Israeli scientists and policymakers on a State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program

 

2018 Seminar Archive

  • “Energy in Africa” September 17
  • Presented by Todd Moss, Center for Global Development

 

  • “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 the Energy Transition” August 22
  • Presented by Arvind Ravikumar, 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
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  • “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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