Swarms of Mini Robots Could Dig the Tunnels of the Future

“The seed funding, angel investing, and all that to fuel some of this innovation, I think, is fantastic,” says Michael Mooney, who is the Grewcock Chair Professor of Underground Construction and Tunneling at the Colorado School of Mines.
August 11, 2022

Should air conditioning be a human right?

Dr. Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines, has been searching for cooling technology that’s both efficient and sustainable.
August 10, 2022

How Manchin kneecapped the climate bill’s EV tax credit

Siding with Manchin could have benefits for U.S. climate action in the longer term by accelerating the creation of a domestic supply chain for electric vehicles, said Jordy Lee, program manager at the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado ....
August 8, 2022

Why isn’t Big Oil up in arms about the climate-friendly Inflation Reduction Act?

But Morgan Bazilian at the Colorado School of Mines said it might actually help quash some investor worries about long-term oil and gas infrastructure. That’s because, he said, this measure doesn’t directly legislate a reduction in greenhouse gas ....
August 8, 2022

Auto Makers Ask Congress for Easier Path to Electric-Vehicle Tax Break

"There is and remains a total domination by China on the processing side,” said Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute and professor at the Colorado School of Mines. “It’s definitely not changing in the short term. That would be a decadal ....
August 4, 2022

Manchin deal could raise new hurdles for electric vehicle incentives

“The numbers that they quote in there are very high and very soon,” said Morgan Bazilian, a public policy professor at the Colorado School of Mines. “Will those targets become a hindrance or an obstacle to the adoption of electric vehicles with those ....
August 4, 2022

Carmakers say the climate bill sets impossible targets

Those urging lawmakers to stand firm on the supply chain targets in the bill say automakers are overplaying their potential to slow down the transition into zero-emission cars and SUVs. Among them is Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute ....
August 3, 2022

Deep in the Democrats’ Climate Bill, Analysts See More Wins for Clean Energy Than Gifts for Fossil Fuel Business

This part of the bill is likely a compromise between two different viewpoints among Senate Democrats, said Ian Lange, director of the Mineral and Energy Economics program at the Colorado School of Mines.
August 3, 2022

Automakers Blitz Congress to Fix an EV Tax Credit They Can’t Use

The processing of critical minerals typically used in EV batteries, such as lithium, nickel cobalt, and manganese, is done almost exclusively in China, Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute at the Colorado School of Mines, said in an ....
August 3, 2022

Sewage sludge contaminated with toxic forever chemicals spread on thousands of acres of Chicago-area farmland

Chris Higgins, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, said more study is needed to determine how much of the PFAS in people comes from sludge-tainted plants and livestock.
July 31, 2022

“No safe level”: A lot of Colorado drinking water could contain potentially hazardous levels of “forever chemicals” under new EPA standard

Testing equipment also often isn’t sensitive enough to detect such small, but still potentially dangerous, traces of PFAS, Timothy Strathmann, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, said.
July 29, 2022

Climate bill would create roadblock for full EV tax credit

“These things aren’t in place, and might not be for more than a decade,” said Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute at the Colorado School of Mines.
July 28, 2022