Exclusive: Mexico's Pemex increased gas flaring at top field, despite pledge to stop

"We have a spike in flaring in January for two of the largest flares," Mikhail Zhizhin, a researcher from the Earth Observation Group at the Payne Institute for Public Policy, Colorado School of Mines, told Reuters.
February 28, 2023

How American energy helped Europe best Putin

At the same time, Exxon Mobil and other major U.S. oil companies are still loath to invest their bumper profits in new oil field projects, instead preferring to return money to shareholders. That’s a signal that even with Russia’s withdrawal from ....
February 23, 2023

Better methane accounting will mean a faster and cheaper energy transition

Brad Handler, Simon Lomax and Morgan Bazilian of the Payne Institute for Public Public authored this opinion piece about the work of the Energy Emissions Modeling and Data Lab to clear up methane emission estimates from the energy sector.
February 22, 2023

What happens if Suncor’s Colorado refinery closes? Less pollution, loss of jobs and tax revenue — and a big cleanup.

“One of my first questions, when Suncor went down, was, ‘How is DIA?'” said Ian Lange, director of the mineral and energy economics program at Colorado School of Mines. “Is DIA in trouble?”
February 21, 2023

The Global Crux of the Energy Transition: Making Sure Everyone Benefits From the Coming Mining Boom

Jessica Smith, professor of engineering, design and society, and John Bradford, vice president for global initiatives, co-authored this opinion piece about the importance of reconciling social acceptance with the pressure to rapidly expand the ....
February 20, 2023

Opinion: To regulate methane emissions, Colorado needs clear data

Jennifer Miskimins, professor and head of the Petroleum Engineering Department at Colorado School of Mines, and Jim Crompton, professor of practice of petroleum engineering, wrote this opinion piece about why simply collecting methane measurements is ....
February 15, 2023

Panic over spy balloon echoes misguided alarm over Sputnik

Kenneth Osgood, professor of history at Colorado School of Mines, writes about the recent Chinese spy balloon and how the reaction to it is similar to the 1957 launch of Soviet satellite Sputnik.
February 13, 2023

UK scientists found a way to slash nearly 90% of carbon emissions from the country's steel industry

"I found this very innovative and promising," said Jihye Kim, an assistant professor at the Colorado School of Mines who researches critical mineral extraction from the wasted byproducts from steel production. "But there are a few disadvantages."
February 9, 2023

Colorado Matters: Company moves to Colorado with asteroid mining in its sights

Angel Abbud-Madrid, director of the Space Resources Program at Colorado School of Mines, talks to Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner about the new era of space exploration.
February 8, 2023

This is how Xcel makes a profit, and it's not gas

“They’re just saying ‘we make investments that the state Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approves, those investments have an approved rate of return that we’re allowed to profit on, and we just follow that,’” said Ian Lange, Director of Mineral and ....
February 7, 2023

Could Colorado see a major earthquake like Turkey and Syria?

“We do have faults in Colorado with maximum credible earthquakes above magnitude 7,” said Kyren Bogolub, a seismologist with the Colorado Geological Survey. “The largest maximum credible earthquake for a fault in Colorado is 7.5, and that’s on the ....
February 6, 2023

Tesla’s Pickup Truck Is Coming Soon. Maybe.

“Broadly the concept could make sense,” said Kip Findley, a professor of metallurgical and materials engineering at the Colorado School of Mines who has done research on advanced steel for vehicles. “This is pushing steel development forward and ....
February 6, 2023