U.S. coal isn’t counting on Europe for a comeback 5/17/2022

U.S. coal isn’t counting on Europe for a comeback

Payne Institute Fellow Ian Lange contributes to the podcast about how the price of coal has surged since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the sanctions the European Union has placed on Russian coal in response.  Those sanctions announced last month are set to take full effect in August, creating — one would think — an opportunity for coal producers here in the United States. But they’re having trouble cashing in.  May 17, 2022.

Can oil companies use their extra money to ease pain at the pump? It’s complicated. 4/12/2022

Can oil companies use their extra money to ease pain at the pump? It’s complicated.

Payne Institute Director Morgan Bazilian is featured on this podcast about how the cost of gasoline continues to rise across the globe and in the United States due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and continued inflation associated with the global pandemic.  However, lowering the price at the pump isn’t just about big oil making a small amount less.  April 12, 2022.

CAN WE GET CLEAN ENERGY WITHOUT DIRTY MINES? 4/8/2022

CAN WE GET CLEAN ENERGY WITHOUT DIRTY MINES?

Payne Institute Director Morgan Bazilian contributes to this podcast about how in 2021, global sales of electric vehicles more than doubled. This year, automakers are projected to make another huge gain, driven by soaring gas prices and new models with increased range. Getting away from gas-powered vehicles is essential to transition to a clean energy economy. But it’s not all good news on the clean energy front. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has disrupted global supply chains, and roiled markets for nickel and other commodities used for renewables and batteries. April 8, 2022.

For Europe, quitting Russian coal will be easier than quitting Russian natural gas 4/05/2022

For Europe, quitting Russian coal will be easier than quitting Russian natural gas

Payne Institute Faculty Fellow Ian Lange contributes to this podcast discussing the future of fossil fuels and the ease of how Russia supplies coal to much of Europe compared to natural gas.  The EU depends on Russia for around 40% of its oil and natural gas needs. That figure is more like 20% for coal.  April 5, 2022.   

Biden poised to invoke Cold War-era law to encourage domestic mining 3/31/2022

Biden poised to invoke Cold War-era law to encourage domestic mining

Payne Institute Director Morgan Bazilian contributes to this podcast about Russia’s presence worldwide in uranium enrichment and how developing countries have traditionally turned to Russia to help develop nuclear power plants.  Up until 2 months ago this was a viable option, now there are other challenges (sound clip starts at 13:00 minutes into the podcast). March 31, 2022.  

The EU has sworn off Russian steel. That could be bad news for the environment. 3/21/2022

The EU has sworn off Russian steel. That could be bad news for the environment.

Payne Institute Director Morgan Bazilian is featured on this podcast about how Russia is one of the biggest steel exporters in the world. This week, the European Union landed another blow on the Russian economy by banning imports of Russian steel, and the reverberations will be felt across a host of industries.  March 21, 2022.

The impact of global conflict and economic instability on gas prices 3/8/2022

The impact of global conflict and economic instability on gas prices

Jim Krane, Varun Rai, and Payne Institute Director Morgan Bazilian discuss how the Russian invasion of Ukraine is causing price increases and volatility for the two most widely traded global commodities: oil and gas.  Crude oil prices have spiked in response to provocation by Russia — the second-largest oil and gas exporter in the world — in Ukraine, which is a major transit route for Russian gas.  March 8, 2022.

Fighting cyber warfare tied to Russian invasion of Ukraine 2/28/2022

Fighting cyber warfare tied to Russian invasion of Ukraine

Payne Institute Faculty Fellow Elizabeth Van Wie Davis discusses how Ukraine is fighting for its life. And the globe is fighting to grasp the repercussions of the Russian invasion on this podcast. In Colorado, Governor Jared Polis has said he’ll welcome refugees. He also told his IT workforce to shore up cyber defenses.   February 28, 2022.

Minerals and the clean-energy transition: the basics 1/21/2022

Minerals and the clean-energy transition: the basics

The Payne Institute research is featured in this article and podcast about a lot of the talk in the energy world, and the minerals needed by clean-energy technologies and whether mineral supply problems might pose a threat to the clean-energy transition.  The US, like most developed countries, has become highly import-dependent in minerals.  January 21, 2022.

Space Mining 1/10/2022

Space Mining

Payne Institute Fellow Alex Gilbert is featured on the inaugural Multiplanetary Society podcast about his article on resource extraction in space published in the Milken Institute Review about space exploration, and that commercial developments in the space industry may be on the cusp of starting the largest resource rush in history: mining on the Moon, Mars and asteroids.  January 10, 2022.

Everything you wanted to know about gas prices but were afraid to ask 12/10/2021

Everything you wanted to know about gas prices but were afraid to ask

Payne Institute Fellow Brad Handler on a podcast discussing what’s going on with gas prices, and is the Biden administration to blame? Aaron, Kate, and Jesse are joined by Brad Handler of the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines, who explains why gas prices spiked this summer, and what comes next. December 10, 2021.

Coal prices are high as stockpiles hit new lows 11/30/2021

Coal prices are high as stockpiles hit new lows

Payne Institute Faculty Fellow Ian Lange is featured on this podcast discussing recent higher than normal natural gas prices are boosting coal demand, but who knows how long that will last?  For all the talk of an energy transition, this economy still uses tons of fossil fuels, and it’s not just oil and natural gas.  November 30, 2021.

How might COP26 affect the Mountain West? 11/7/2021

How might COP26 affect the Mountain West?

Payne Institute Director Morgan Bazilian on a podcast discussing the UN Climate Conference, or COP26, that is underway in Glasgow, Scotland. Global agreements made there aim to limit the negative effects of climate change, like drought and extreme fires, which are already apparent in the Mountain West. But will it have more immediate impacts on the region?  November 7, 2021.

The New Energy Geopolitics 9/16/2021

The new Energy Geopolitics

Payne Institute Director Morgan Bazilian is featured on this podcast discussing how for nearly a century, fossil fuels have been a key source of geopolitical tension, and how is international politics changing with the surge of renewables?  September 16, 2021.

IOCs and the Energy Transition: Rethinking “Business as Usual”? 6/17/2021

IOCs and the Energy Transition: Rethinking “Business as Usual”?

Payne Institute Fellow and Researcher Brad Handler on a podcast that aims to review how climate action could impact the traditional corporate approach of International Oil Companies (IOCs), seeking to maximize value for shareholders through a stable dividend, while considering the continuously renewed demand for oil and gas as a given.  June 17, 2021.

GOVERNMENT AGENCY PERSPECTIVE – THE LATROBE VALLEY AUTHORITY IN VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA: Scope, Authority, Organization and Key Operating Principles part 1 5/28/2021

GOVERNMENT AGENCY PERSPECTIVE, PART 1 – THE LATROBE VALLEY AUTHORITY IN VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA: Scope, Authority, Organization and Key Operating Principles

Payne Institute Fellow Brad Handler on the Just Transitions Podcast discussing the scope, authority, organization, and key operating principles of the Latrobe Valley Authority (LVA) with Karen Cain, Chief Executive Officer at LVA, Victoria, Australia.  May 28, 2021.
Just Transitions – Economic Development Organization Perspective

The Latrobe Valley Authority in Victoria, Australia: Growing Employment Demand/Supply and Smart Specialization (part 2) 5/28/2021

Government Agency Perspective, Part 2 – The Latrobe Valley Authority in Victoria, Australia: Growing Employment Demand/Supply and Smart Specialization

Payne Institute Fellow Brad Handler on the Just Transitions Podcast discussing the key services of the Latrobe Valley Authority (LVA) and growing growing employment demand/supply and smart specialization opportunities in the region with Karen Cain, Chief Executive Officer at LVA, Victoria, Australia.  May 28, 2021.
Just Transitions – Economic Development Organization Perspective

Communities Perspective, Alberta, Canada 5/28/2021

Communities Perspective, Alberta, Canada

Payne Institute Fellow Brad Handler on the Just Transitions Podcast discussing the communities perspective on just transitions in Alberta, Canada with Laura Swain, Chief Administrative Officer, Parkland County, Canada, Chris Warwick, Mayor, Hanna, Canada, George Glazier, Chairman, Battle River Economic Opportunities Committee (BREOC), Don Kroetch, Reeve, Flagstaff County, Canada, and Joel Maweni, Executive Director, Battle River Economic Opportunities Committee (BREOC).  May 28, 2021.
Just Transitions – Communities Perspective, Alberta, Canada

Colonial Pipeline hack reveals critical infrastructure risks 5/10/2021

Colonial Pipeline hack reveals critical infrastructure risks

Payne Institute Director Morgan Bazilian discusses big industrial networks, including the Colonial Pipeline, which has been down for three days following a cyberbreach, that fill vital everyday needs such as gasoline, clean water and electricity on a podcast with Scott Tong. The Joe Biden administration plans new cyber rules for agencies and contractors involved in critical infrastructure.  May 10, 2021.

Geopolitics of the Energy Transition 4/22/2021

Geopolitics of the Energy Transition

Payne Institute Director Morgan Bazilian was interviewed on the Hopkins Podcast on Foreign Affairs discussing how the global transition toward a less carbon intensive energy system is affecting global geopolitics as we know it. Over the past century, energy geopolitics have centered on struggles to secure oil and gas, but if oil and gas become less important, will energy geopolitics eventually go away?  April 22, 2021.

Shaping a Global Energy Future 3/24/2021

Shaping a global energy future

Dr. John Bradford, Vice Provost of Global Initiatives at Colorado School of Mines, on the podcast The Conveyor, discusses the new Global Energy Future Initiative, with much of the world looking at eliminating carbon emissions from the global energy economy, and the many changes and growth that will be required across many technologies, industries and more to ensure a thoughtful and efficient shift toward cleaner energy sources.  March 24, 2021. 

CCUS: A Startup Perspective – Interview with Carbon America 3/19/2021

CCUS: A Startup Perspective – Interview with Carbon America

Mines Integrated CCUS Initiative and Payne Institute Podcast featuring Scott Frazier, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder, Charlene Russell, Chief Commercial Officer, Kevin Pykkonen, VP, Business Development, and Miles Abarr, Chief Engineer discussing how their company, Carbon America, was created to transform the carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) industry by lowering costs and rapidly increasing deployment with Laura Singer, Payne Institute Program Manager.  March 19, 2021.

SPACE: THE FINAL FRONTIER—IN TECHNOLOGY 3/15/2021

SPACE: THE FINAL FRONTIER—IN TECHNOLOGY

Payne Institute Faculty Fellow Angel Abbud-Madrid on the Mines Conveyor podcast discussing how space is the edge, is the frontier in technology. And space being infinite, that means you have an infinite amount of opportunities in which to get involved with the most advanced technology with discoveries and with possibilities that, in his own opinion, no other field can match.  March 15, 2021.

Canceling Keystone X‪L‬ 2/26/2021

Canceling Keystone X‪L

Payne Institute Senior Research Associate Dr. Sara Hastings-Simon contributes to the discussion of how President Biden finally wants to put the Keystone XL pipeline to bed. But if the last 12 years of environmental fights are any indication, it won’t be easy.  February 26, 2021. 

What Biden’s Climate Plan Means for Alberta 1/29/2021

What Biden’s Climate Plans Means for Alberta

Payne Institute Senior Research Associate Dr. Sara Hastings-Simon is featured on this podcast discussing Biden’s plan “net zero to 2050” with the key elements vehicle electrification and a zero carbon electricity sector, both framed around jobs and economy.  January 29, 2021.  

Canadian Officials React To Biden Revoking Keystone XL Permit 1/22/2021

Canadian Officials React To Biden Revoking Keystone XL Permit

Payne Institute Senior Research Associate Sara Hastings-Simon contributes to this podcast on how Canadian officials say they’re disappointed that President Biden revoked the Keystone XL Pipeline permit — but they’re also looking forward to working with the new administration on climate change.  January 22, 2021. 

Energy and Climate in the Biden Administration 12/23/2020

Energy and Climate in the Biden Administration

Payne Institute Director Morgan Bazilian on a podcast discussing the realpolitik of the current situation, and weigh up the challenges that face us in rebuilding America, as well as what it will take to restore our relationship with the rest of the world and show leadership on climate and energy transition once again.  December 23, 2020.  

Rare Earths 101: Digging Up the Facts 12/22/2020

Rare Earths 101: Digging Up the Facts

Payne Institute Senior Research Associate Jordy Lee is interviewed on this podcast regarding his research of rare earth minerals, a group of 17 chemically similar elements that are durable, have a variety of modern uses, and are essential components of many renewable technologies. Lee expands on why the costs and environmental impacts make mining rare earths a challenging proposition, and how China has come to dominate the market in a way that other nations may struggle to replicate.  December 22, 2020. 

A plan to meet the Paris Agreement targets? 12/11/2020

A plan to meet the Paris Agreement targets?

Payne Institute Senior Research Associate Dr. Sara Hastings-Simon discusses the Paris Climate (the fifth anniversary) accords and how the evidently Canadian Liberal government wanted to make a splash on the Hill Times Hot Room podcast (S1, Episode 26). The federal government released an ambitious climate plan aimed at getting Canada on the path to meeting its Paris targets and a net zero economy. The Healthy Planet and Healthy Economy plan proposes spending $15-billion on 64 different measures, including building retrofits and electric vehicle incentives, along with raising the carbon tax, something the Liberals promised repeatedly NOT to do in the 2018 election.  December 11, 2020.  

Canada’s New Climate Target 11/25/2020

Canada’s New Climate Target

Payne Institute Senior Research Associate Sara Hastings-Simon’s podcast discussion about how the Trudeau’s government tabled new climate legislation that promises to reach net-zero climate emissions by the year 2050.  November 25, 2020. 

WHAT THE U.S. ELECTION MEANS FOR CANADIAN ENERGY 11/6/2020

What the U.S. Election Means for Canadian Energy

Please join Payne Institute Senior Research Associate Sara Hastings-Simon, David Keith, and Ed Whittingham, with special guest Dr. Leah Stokes, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and affiliated with the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management and the Environmental Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), on the Energy vs. Climate series for a podcast titled What the U.S. Election Means for Canadian Energy.  For full details follow this link.  Registration required.  Friday, November 6, 2020.

Podcast – Space Resources: Exploring the Final Frontier, with Alex Gilbert 9/22/2020

Space Resources Podcast: Exploring the Final Frontier, with Alex Gilbert

Payne Institute Fellow Alex Gilbert is on the Resources Radio podcast discussing the emerging field of space resources development. Although essential resources likely are plentiful on the moon, Mars, and elsewhere in outer space, we have less certainty over where, precisely, these resources are; what technology is necessary to extract them; and what types of economic development are legally permissible in outer space. Still, Gilbert contends that boundless opportunities exist for commercial exploration outside Earth—and that the United States, with its innovative rocket companies and long-running government space agency, could be the nation that leads the way.  September 22, 2020.  

CSIS Energy 360° Podcast – Getting to Reliable Electricity Access 8/31/2020

Energy 360° Podcast – Getting to Reliable Electricity Access

Payne Institute Advisory Board Member Sarah Ladislaw and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) host Morgan Bazilian for a podcast to discuss energy access globally and some of the metrics used to measure access. The Payne Institute recently released ‘Measuring “Reasonably Reliable” Access to Electricity Services,’ which provides an in-depth view of the gaps in global electricity access and how quality of access matters as much as quantity.  August 31, 2020.