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.
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
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?
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.
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
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
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
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
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 in the Cement Industry – An Interview with Gina Lotito
Mines Integrated CCUS Initiative and Payne Institute Podcast featuring Gina Lotito, Vice President Sustainability and Energy at GCC, discussing carbon capture within the cement industry with Laura Singer, Payne Institute Program Manager. March 23, 2021.
CCUS in the Beer Industry – An Interview with Charlie Berger
Mines Integrated CCUS Initiative and Payne Institute Podcast featuring Charlie Berger, Brewmaistes, Denver Beer Company, discussing carbon capture within the beer industry with Laura Singer and Jordy Lee, Payne Institute Program Managers. March 23, 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
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
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.
IS PETROLEUM ENGINEERING GOING AWAY?
Payne Faculty Fellow Dr. Jennifer Miskimins, Department Head – Petroleum Engineering at Colorado School of Mines, on The Conveyor podcast, discussing the future of petroleum engineering. February 11, 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
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
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
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?
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
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
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.
Nature-based Solutions” a Natural Policy Choice?
Please join Payne Institute Senior Research Associate Sara Hastings-Simon, David Keith, and Ed Whittingham, on the Energy vs. Climate series for a podcast titled Are “Nature-based Solutions” a Natural Policy Choice? For full details follow this link. Registration required. October 23, 2020.
Critical Minerals for Clean Technologies: Canada’s Competitive Edge?
Please join Payne Institute Senior Research Associate Sara Hastings-Simon, David Keith, and Ed Whittingham, on the Energy vs. Climate podcast titled Critical Minerals for Clean Technologies: Canada’s Competitive Edge? For full details follow this link. Registration required. October 8, 2020.
The New Hydrogen Economy: Pathway or Panacea?
Please join Payne Institute Senior Research Associate Sara Hastings-Simon, David Keith, and Ed Whittingham, on the Energy vs. Climate podcast titled The New Hydrogen Economy: Pathway or Panacea? For full details follow this link. Registration required. September 23, 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.
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.
Mines Energy Future Podcast – Dr. Robert Braun discusses Hybrid Stationary Power Systems and Fuel Cells 8/28/2020
Mines Energy Future Podcast – Dr. Robert Braun discusses Hybrid Stationary Power Systems and Fuel Cells
Mines Energy Future podcast featuring Faculty Fellow Dr. Robert Braun, Rowlinson Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Lead of the Advanced Energy Systems Group, Colorado School of Mines, discussing Hybrid Stationary Power Systems and Fuel Cells. August 28, 2020.
MINES ENERGY FUTURE PODCAST – DR. NICOLE SMITH DISCUSSES EXTRACTING RESOURCES AND MAXIMIZING COMMUNAL BENEFITS
Mines Energy Future podcast featuring Dr. Nicole Smith, Assistant Professor, Mining Engineering Department, Colorado School of Mines discussing extracting resources and maximizing communal benefits. August 17, 2020.
MINES ENERGY FUTURE PODCAST – DR. M.V. RAMANA DISCUSSES SMALL MODULAR REACTORS: HISTORY AND FUTURE POTENTIAL
Mines Energy Future podcast featuring Dr. M.V. Ramana, Professor and Simons Chair in Disarmament, Global and Human Security, Director, Liu Institute for Global Issues, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, University of British Columbia discussing nuclear energy, and small modular reactors (SMR). July 21, 2020.
PODCAST: ENERGY THINKS WITH TISHA SCHULLER
Payne Institute Advisory Board Member Tisha Schuller has a new podcast titled Energy Thinks, where she has conversations with top thought leaders in the energy space focusing on sustainability, ESG and future proofing against social risk. June 11, 2020.
MINES ENERGY FUTURE PODCAST – DR. NEAL SULLIVAN EXPLAINS FUEL CELLS IN 3 LEVELS OF UNDERSTANDING 6/2/2020
MINES ENERGY FUTURE PODCAST – DR. NEAL SULLIVAN EXPLAINS FUEL CELLS IN 3 LEVELS OF UNDERSTANDING
Mines Energy Future podcast featuring Dr. Neal Sullivan, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, and Director of the Colorado Fuel Cell Center discussing fuel cells. June 2, 2020.
PODCAST: A JUST ENERGY TRANSITION IN BOTH THE OLD AND NEW ENERGY SECTORS
Dustin Mulvaney, Payne Institute Director Morgan Bazilian, Joshua Busby, and host David Spence discuss the clean energy transition in a two-part podcast; Part I: The Transition in Fossil-Fuel Dependent Communities, and Part II: Global Supply Chains and Clean Energy Justice. The energy transition is likely to have dislocative effects on certain sectors. These changes could have consequences for communities and sectors that rely on fossil fuels for employment and taxes. Advocates of a clean transition, for ethical reasons and for political strategic reasons, need to be attendant to their needs. May 30, 2020.
MINES ENERGY FUTURE PODCAST – WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON WITH OIL AND GAS: INSIGHTS FROM A PETROLEUM ENGINEER 5/8/2020
MINES ENERGY FUTURE PODCAST – WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON WITH OIL AND GAS: INSIGHTS FROM A PETROLEUM ENGINEER
Mines Energy Future podcast featuring Dr. Jennifer L. Miskimins, Interim Department Head and Professor, Petroleum Engineering, Director, Fracturing, Acidizing, Stimulation Technology (FAST), Co-Director, Center for Earth Materials, Mechanics and Characterization at Colorado School of Mines discussing the future of oil and gas in these unpredictable times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. May 8, 2020.
PODCAST: THE MINERALS MANHATTAN PROJECT
Payne Fellow Emily Hersch has started a new podcast titled The Minerals Manhattan Project. Morgan Bazilian contributed to the conversation with a discussion about the Mineral Foundations of the Energy Future. They get into topics such as what lessons oil and gas has for minerals and mining in the United States, and an understanding of how power and spheres of influence determine countries’ approaches to energy security. Since China isn’t an oil and gas producing nation, their approach to dominating those supply chains is different than for minerals and mining. April 13, 2020.
PODCAST – THE 5 W’S OF THE PAYNE INSTITUTE – WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, AND WHY
A new Payne Institute Mines Energy Future podcast. Director Morgan Bazilian discusses the Payne Institute and Colorado School of Mines’ perspective on the global energy future. Highlights includes how the Payne Institute is influencing public policy through collaboration, partnerships, and a solutions oriented approach. February 26, 2020.