Europe vows ‘robust’ response to alleged sabotage of Russian gas pipelines

“If it is found to be Russian underwater drones or divers that made the attack, I am not clear on what, if any, military action might look like,” said Morgan Bazilian, a public policy professor at the Colorado School of Mines and former energy ....
September 29, 2022

The Amazing Sound At Red Rocks Is 300 Million Years In The Making

Benjamin Burke, an affiliate professor at the Colorado School of Mines, explains that Red Rocks is essentially an ancient delta — a 300 million-year-old accumulation of sedimentary rock that once belonged to what’s known as the ancestral Rockies.
September 28, 2022

Opinion: Colorado must move quickly to keep pace on carbon capture

Anna Littlefield, Brad Handler and Morgan Bazilian of the Payne Institute for Public Policy wrote this opinion piece about the importance of promoting safe and secure injection of carbon dioxide and Colorado's role in the effort.
September 28, 2022

How a clean energy future is colliding with mining’s dark past

“It’s very hard to open up a mine in the United States. No one wants a mine in their backyard,” said Jordy Lee, a program manager at the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines.
September 22, 2022

The Inflation Reduction Act Is the Start of Reclaiming Critical Mineral Chains

Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute for Public Policy, co-wrote this opinion piece about the importance of the IRA's commitment to increasing the domestic U.S. supply of critical minerals.
September 16, 2022

Colorado colleges team up to help manufacturing businesses cut costs and emissions

The Colorado School of Mines and Red Rocks Community College are offering the energy assessments through the Rocky Mountain Industrial Assessment Center, which was funded last year as part of a $60 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.
September 15, 2022

EU official unveils proposals to address energy crisis amid Ukraine war

“As a proposal, it is not a done deal, and I imagine there will be pushback on some aspects — especially the idea to tap producer profits,” Morgan Bazilian, a public policy professor who previously served as an energy specialist at the World Bank ....
September 14, 2022

Podcast: Lithium mining’s water use sparks bitter conflicts and novel chemistry

In this "Stereo Chemistry" episode, Jessica Smith, an anthropologist and professor of engineering, design and society at Colorado School of Mines, discusses how mining companies are often focused on the question, "How can we produce minerals and ....
September 13, 2022

Colorado School of Mines leads Centennial State universities in new US News 'Best Colleges' ranking

[Mines'] average first-year retention rate came in at 92% while several universities on the list turned in first-year retention rates below 50%. “We've been consistently right around that retention rate, even during Covid, which was pretty amazing,” ....
September 12, 2022

FLASHPOINT UKRAINE: How Ukrainians Purchased Military Equipment

Kathleen Hancock, associate professor of humanities, arts and social sciences, discusses the potential impact of Russian President Vladimir Putin's threat to cut off natural gas supplies to Europe.
September 9, 2022

The Maine company pioneering ways to remove PFAS

“I don’t think there is a true ‘zero’ concentration that someone can claim. Their claim is limited to the sensitivity of the methods they use to analyze PFAS or any other contaminant. Like other technologies, HALT can degrade PFAS to non-detectable ....
September 6, 2022

High energy prices could threaten European utilities’ ability to keep doing business

“They try to protect against the risk to their company’s profits,” said Morgan Bazilian, a professor of public policy at the Colorado School of Mines.
September 6, 2022