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OIL AND GAS COMPANY STRATEGIES REGARDING THE ENERGY TRANSITION

What strategies and investments these companies have made and what roles they have taken in response to the potential challenges of a likely transition to a low-carbon world? July 16, 2019.

Payne Institute Research Scholar Lucas S. Furtado authors an article on how the fiscal regime dictates the risk-reward partition between companies and the government in a portfolio of prospects. July 16, 2019.

Payne Institute Expert Francesco FusoNerini writes an article, while climate change is likely to hinder progress towards nearly all SDGs, well-planned climate mitigation and adaptation could help unlock the large majority of the SDGs targets. But to do so, climate action needs to be harmonized with other sustainable development policy. July 15, 2019.

Payne Institute Director Morgan Bazilian on the Energy Transition Show discussing Metals Supply in Energy Transition.  Is the supply of certain key metals—like lithium, copper, nickel, and cobalt—and “rare earth” metals—like vanadium and indium—potentially a limiter on the progress of energy transition? July 10, 2019.

Payne Institute Fellow Bassam exploring the challenges of the energy transition for international oil companies (IOCs). July 1, 2019.

WE NEED TO GET SERIOUS ABOUT “CRITICAL MATERIALS

The U.S. needs to widen its consideration of critical materials past a limited understanding of security in a deeply interconnected world in Scientific American by Payne Institute Director Morgan Brazilian. June 10, 2019.

INVESTING IN RESILIENT INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

Both the public and the private sectors face challenges accessing capital and financing for climate
resilience projects, as well as justifying the upfront costs by Jamal Saghir.  June, 2019

 

ESSAY ON THE ROLE OF NATIONAL OIL COMPANIES IN THE ENERGY TRANSITION

Payne Institute initiative on the Future of Oil and Gas partnered with Natural Resource Governance Institute on an essay on the role of National Oil Companies in the energy transition in Foreign Policy – the Global Magazine.  June 5, 2019.

ENERGY AND THE MILITARY: LEADING BY EXAMPLE

The world is on the cusp of energy transition, and the military innovates with energy efficiency, technology and renewables.  May 21, 2019.

NEW PUBLICATION: “MODEL AND MANAGE THE CHANGING GEOPOLITICS OF ENERGY”

Payne Institute Director Morgan Bazilian collaborates on piece discussing the changing geopolitics of energy newly published by Nature. May 1, 2019.

PAYNE INSTITUTE DIRECTOR SPEAKS AT PRIVATE CRITICAL MINERALS ROUNDTABLE

Morgan Bazilian attends private event at the Atlantic Council Headquarters to lead a private lunch roundtable on the trade and security implications of the rising demand for critical minerals.

THE GOLD RUSH IN VENEZUELA COULD DESTABILIZE LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

David Soud writes regarding Venezuela and the illegal gold mining that has become big criminal business, and now poses a major security risk to that troubled country’s neighbors. As Venezuela slides toward possible collapse, gold has replaced the country’s world-leading oil reserves as a means to prop up the nearly bankrupt Maduro regime. May 2019.

MOVING TO ZERO ROUTINE GAS FLARING IN COLORADO

In 2015, the World Bank launched an initiative to help move oil and gas producers across the world to “Zero Routine Flaring” by 2030 by Bjorn Hamso.  May 2019.

PAYNE INSTITUTE DIRECTOR COLLABORATES ON NEW PIECE DISCUSSING GREEN NEW DEAL

New piece published in Georgetown Journal of International Affairs: “The Missing Piece of the Green New Deal”. Morgan Bazilian works as second author with Joshua Busby.  April 29, 2019.

PAYNE INSTITUTE EARTH OBSERVATION GROUP DIRECTOR HOSTS MEETING ON NATURAL GAS FLARING

Chris Elvidge hosts meeting with members of Rocky Mountain Institute and Mark Davis & Alessandra Kortenhorst from CH4STOP to discuss natural gas flaring and combatting the issue. April 23, 2019.

NEW PIECE OUT: “THE ‘SPACE RESOURCES INSTITUTE ACT’ AND THE FUTURE OF SPACE MINING”

Payne Institute Executive Director Morgan Bazilian collaborates on new piece discussing Colorado’s role in the future of space mining. April 16, 2019.

NEW PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPING BETWEEN PAYNE INSTITUTE AND KAPSARC – BEGINNING WITH PRIVATE WORKSHOP EVENT HOSTED BY KAPSARC AT COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES.

“We are thrilled to begin what I hope will be a longstanding and productive partnership with KAPSARC. The topics covered at today’s event, including international relations, the energy transition, and energy markets, should serve as a strong foundation for further collaborative research.” – Payne Institute Executive Director Morgan Bazilian. April 9, 2019.

PAYNE INSTITUTE ATTENDS 8TH ANNUAL ENERGY TRANSITION SYMPOSIUM 

Payne Institute Executive Director Morgan Bazilian participated in the symposium as chair for the International Energy Transitions discussion session. April 1-2, 2019.

PAYNE INSTITUTE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR COLLABORATES ON NEW PIECE: “PLANNING POWER SYSTEMS IN FRAGILE AND CONFLICT-AFFECTED STATES”

Executive Director Morgan Bazilian works with colleagues from John’s Hopkins and World Bank on power systems piece published by Nature Energy. April 2019.

NEW PIECE OUT ON BUILDING CONFLICT UNCERTAINTY ASSOCIATED WITH ELECTRICITY PLANNING

Payne Institute Executive director collaborates on new piece regarding the South Sudan case study on building conflict uncertainty regarding electricity planning.  April 2019.

NEW PIECE OUT: “THE ROLE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY IN THE GLOBAL ENERGY TRANSFORMATION”

Payne Institute Executive Director Morgan Bazilian collaborates on a new piece discussing the global energy transformation.  April 2019.

PAYNE INSTITUTE GUEST SPEAKER EIRIK WAERNESS TO SPEAK AT MINES MARCH 18TH

Senior Vice President and Chief Economist in Equinor to speak on the Energy Perspectives in 2018 – Equinor’s strategy and geopolitics on the global energy transition. March 18, 2019.

PAYNE INSTITUTE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR COLLABORATES ON NEW PIECE ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS

The piece appears in Yale Global Online and discusses the threats which climate change pose on power systems. February 5, 2019.

PAYNE INSTITUTE FELLOW DR. H. SEBNEM DUZGAN RECEIVES 2ND PLACE AT D4R COMPETITION

Dr. H. Sebnem Duzgan and colleagues receive second place in the Labor Category at the Data for Refugees (D4R) competition for their piece on the Syrian refugee crisis. January 2019.

COLORADO OIL & GAS VOLATILITY WORKSHOP AGENDA

Leading thinkers and practitioners in the disciplines of oil and gas volatility gather to consider the affects volatile energy prices have had on the Rocky Mountain region, including those on local and state governments. January 18, 2019.

PAYNE INSTITUTE COLLABORATES ON NEW ESSAY ON “NEW POLICIES NEEDED TO ADVANCE SPACE MINING”

The essay appears in Issues in Science and Technology and explores policy issues related to the mining of space resources. Winter 2019.

 

PAYNE INSTITUTE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO SPEAK AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

Payne Institute Executive Director Morgan Bazilian discussing mineral and metal foundations of the energy transition. December 11, 2018.

 

PAYNE INSTITUTE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO SPEAK AT MIT

Payne Institute Executive Director Morgan Bazilian speaking on energy issues.  December 4-5, 2018.

 

PAYNE INSTITUTE TO HOST EXPERTS FROM NREL AND JOHNS HOPKINS THIS WEEK

November 26, 2018, Mark O’Malley from NREL, and November 30, 2018, Ben Hobbs from Johns Hopkins.

 

PAYNE INSTITUTE JOINS THE GLOBAL RESILIENCE RESEARCH NETWORK

The Payne Institute is honored to join the Global Resilience Institute’s Research Network exploring research and partnerships for exploring the complex array of security and resilience challenges. GRRN is made up of members from around the world that share similar interests in interdisciplinary and applied resilience research.  November 15, 2018.

 

COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES AND NREL JOIN FORCES TO SHAPE THE FUTURE OF ENERGY

Transformational New Graduate Program focused on Advanced Energy Systems launched between Mines and NREL. November 14, 2018.

 

OPINION PIECE IN FORBES FROM PAYNE INSTITUTE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND SENIOR DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR ENERGY STUDIES AT RICE UNIVERSITY’S BAKER INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY

Morgan D. Bazilian and Ken Medlock co-author “Colorado Oil And Gas Development And A Politically-Charged Ballot Proposition”. October 30, 2018.  

 

PAYNE INSTITUTE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO SPEAK AT SHALE INSIGHT CONFERENCE

Morgan D. Bazilian will participate in a panel on “Reducing Energy Poverty with Natural Gas”. October 25, 2018.

 

COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES AND PAYNE INSTITUTE HOST PETROLEUM RESEARCH SCHOOL OF NORWAY WORKSHOP ON “WHOLE VALUE CHAIN CARBON CAPTURE, UTILIZATION AND STORAGE (CCUS)”

Executive Director of Payne Institute Morgan D. Bazilian will speak on CCUS policy. October 15-19, 2018.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO PAUL ROMER AND WILLIAM NORDHAUS ON WINNING THE NOBEL PRIZE IN ECONOMICS

Awarded for their important work on sustainable growth. October 8, 2018.

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF PAYNE INSTITUTE TO SPEAK AT THE ENERGY INSTITUTE

Payne Institute Executive Director Morgan D. Bazilian will speak on “The Geopolitics of the Energy Transition” at the Energy Institute at Colorado State University. October 8, 2018.

 

OPINION PIECE IN GLOBAL POLICY JOURNAL FROM PAYNE INSTITUTE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND FELLOW

Alex Gilbert and Morgan D. Bazilian explore how the USA can support European energy security. September 26, 2018.

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF PAYNE INSTITUTE TO GIVE KEYNOTE PRESENTATION AT 2018 ALBERTA CLIMATE SUMMIT

Payne Institute Executive Director Morgan D. Bazilian will discuss the global momentum for climate action and share stories of energy evolutions from other oil and gas jurisdictions. September 2018.

 

COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES AND THE PAYNE INSTITUTE PLAY A ROLE IN HISTORIC PARTNERSHIP

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and Delhi-based Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, which together lead the U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative, announce a partnership between the government of Gujarat and the government of Colorado. September 17, 2018.

 

UPCOMING MINES-NREL JOINT WORKSHOP

Limits to Waste: Pushing Materials Manufacturing Towards Zero Waste for a Sustainable Future. September 13-14, 2018.

 

THE INAUGURAL DENVER ENERGY DIALOGUES COMES TO MINES

This invitation-only event, supported by the Payne Institute, will bring together a cross-section of key stakeholders and decision makers, for strategic dialogue and formation of solutions. Through exclusive panels, paired with focused working groups, the Denver Energy Dialogues will be centered around creating a path towards achieving a lower carbon, cleaner energy future. September 2018.

 

NEW ESSAY BY PHILIP K. VERLEGER, JR. ON IMO 2020 SULFUR RULE

A new Payne Commentary has been posted (on the Our Work Section of the website), which considers the possible commodity price and macroeconomic impacts of the IMO 2020 Sulfur rule. August 2018.

 

NEW CONTRIBUTIONS ON OIL SECURITY AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN THE PAYNE COMMENTARY SERIES

Two new Viewpoints are now available in the Payne Commentary Series. One from Matthew Reed explores the geopolitics of oil markets, and Thibaud Voita considers the role of energy efficiency in the Sustainable Development Goals. August 2018. 
     Viewpoint (1)
     Viewpoint (2)

 

NEW ESSAY ON THE PEACE DIVIDENDS OF ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE

This essay in the National Geographic Blog explores how shared energy infrastructure and markets can serve as a basis for peace building and economic development. July 17, 2018.

 

INTERVIEW WITH PAYNE DIRECTOR ON THE MATERIAL FOUNDATIONS OF THE ENERGY TRANSITION

This interview took place on the margins of the Arc Energy Institute Annual Event in Calgary. July 10, 2018.

 

PAYNE INSTITUTE FACULTY FELLOW PROFESSOR EGGERT TESTIFIES BEFORE THE U.S. SENATE ON CRITICAL MATERIALS

Professor Roderick Eggert testifies before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on the Department of Interior’s Critical Minerals list to strengthen the United States’ mineral security.

 

PAYNE INSTITUTE WELCOMES 2018 SUMMER INTERNS

The Payne Institute is pleased to welcome five Colorado School of Mines student interns. Summer 2018.

 

CYRIL WIDDERSHOVEN AUTHORS VIEWPOINT FOR PAYNE INSTITUTE COMMENTARY SERIES

“Politics and Barrels, OPEC-Russia Production Decision Leaves Market in the Dark,” was recently published by Cyril Widdershoven, Payne Institute fellow and founder of Verocy. June 2018.

 

EIRIK WÆRNESS NAMED PAYNE INSTITUTE FELLOW

The Payne Institute is pleased to welcome Eirik Wærnes as its newest non-resident fellow. Wærnes is senior vice president and chief economist at Equinor, a group responsible for macroeconomics, energy and commodity market analyses. June 2018.

 

DOLF GIELEN COAUTHORS WORKING PAPER FOR PAYNE INSTITUTE COMMENTARY SERIES

“Global Industrial Carbon Dioxide Emissions Mitigation: Investigation of the Role of Renewable Energy and Other Technologies Until 2060,” was recently published by Dolf Gielen, Payne Institute fellow and director of technology and innovation at the International Renewable Energy Agency. June 2018.

 

CALL FOR PAPERS – THE GEOPOLITICS OF THE ENERGY TRANSITION

Morgan Bazilian, executive director of the Payne Institute, will serve as guest editor of this special issue. June 2018.

Effects of Stricter Environmental Regulations on Resource Development
CESifo Working Paper no. 7053. Ian Lange, Michael Redlinger. May 2018.

ISIL activity is not funded by oil, study suggests” A recent study shows that ISIS/DAESH activity is not primarily funded by oil revenues, Elsevier. April 30, 2018.

“Signalling, governance, and goals: Reorienting the United States Power Africa initiative” Science Direct, Elsevier. May 2018.
Todd Moss, Morgan Bazilian.

The potential role of natural gas flaring in meeting greenhouse gas mitigation targets” Science Direct, Elsevier. April 2018.
Christopher D. Elvidge, Morgan D. Bazilian, Mikhail Zhizhin, Tilottama Ghosh, Kimberly Baugh, Feng-Chi Hsu.

The mineral foundation of the energy transition” Science Direct, Elsevier. January 2018.
Morgan Bazilian.

 

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