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”?

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.

MINES ENERGY FUTURE PODCAST – DR. M.V. Ramana Small Modular Reactors: History and Future Potential

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 6/11/2020

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.

PODCAST: A JUST ENERGY TRANSITION IN BOTH THE OLD AND NEW ENERGY SECTORS 5/30/2020

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.

MINES ENERGY FUTURE PODCAST – MINING PLASTICS 4/23/2020

MINES ENERGY FUTURE PODCAST – MINING PLASTICS

Mines Energy Future podcast featuring Mike McGuirk, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Colorado School of Mines, with Jordy Lee, Payne Institute Researcher discussing Mining Plastic: Harvesting Stored Energy in a Re-use Revolution. April 23, 2020.

PODCAST: THE MINERALS MANHATTAN PROJECT

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. 

MINES ENERGY FUTURE PODCAST – A THIRST FOR POWER March 9, 2020

MINES ENERGY FUTURE PODCAST – A THIRST FOR POWER

Mines Energy Future podcast featuring Michael Webber, Chief Science & Technology Officer, ENGIE with Ashley Spurgeon, Editor, Mines Communications, and Greg Clough, Strategy & Operations Manager, Payne Institute. March 9, 2020. 

PODCAST – THE 5 W’S OF THE PAYNE INSTITUTE – WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, AND WHY February 26, 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.

Payne Institute Podcast – Our 10 Initiatives

MINES ENERGY FUTURE PODCAST – PAYNE INSTITUTE 10 INITIATIVES

The Payne Institute brings world-class insights helping to inform and shape public policy on earth resources, energy, and the environment.  We do this through our 10 Initiatives which are explained in this podcast.  January 2020.

ONE STATE’S PUSH TOWARD 100% CLEAN ENERGY: A DISCUSSION WITH COLORADO ENERGY DIRECTOR, WILL TOOR July 22, 2019

ONE STATE’S PUSH TOWARD 100% CLEAN ENERGY: A DISCUSSION WITH COLORADO ENERGY DIRECTOR, WILL TOOR

Colorado Governor Jared Polis recently announced a road map for the state to generate 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2040. In this podcast, Will Toor will talk about these clean energy efforts and others, including work to get more electric vehicles on the road and to reduce emissions from various sectors. July 22, 2019.

PAYNE INSTITUTE DIRECTOR MORGAN BAZILIAN ON THE ENERGY TRANSITION SHOW PODCAST July 10, 2019

PAYNE INSTITUTE DIRECTOR MORGAN BAZILIAN ON THE ENERGY TRANSITION SHOW PODCAST

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.

ENERGY 360° – THE GEOPOLITICS OF ENERGY TRANSFORMATION PODCAST February 25, 2019

ENERGY 360° – THE GEOPOLITICS OF ENERGY TRANSFORMATION PODCAST

Eirik Wærness (SVP and Chief Economist, Equinor), Morgan Bazilian (Director, Payne Institute, Colorado School of Mines), and Sarah Ladislaw (SVP and Director, Energy and National Security Program, CSIS) discuss the findings of IRENA’s recent report, A New World: The Geopolitics of the Energy Transformation. Join them as they explore how higher shares of renewable energy in the global energy mix will shift the geopolitical map and cause fundamental structural changes in society. February 25, 2019.