Coal prices are high as stockpiles hit new lows

If these high coal prices last even a little bit longer, though, private equity firms might come calling, according to Ian Lange, director of the mineral energy economics program at the Colorado School of Mines.
November 30, 2021

Colorado could stuff its CO2 deep in the ground to slow climate change

After meeting for months, task force members are optimistic Colorado is ready to fund research and demonstration projects and move forward on enabling rules, said Laura Singer, carbon capture program manager for the Colorado School of Mines.
November 26, 2021

Mining the gap: Companies push to find raw materials for electric vehicle boom

M. Stephen Enders, a professor who heads the mining engineering department at the Colorado School of Mines and spent four decades in the exploration business, said speed matters.
November 12, 2021

How might COP26 affect the Mountain West?

According to Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines, any near-term effects will likely come from people in Scotland who aren’t directly involved in negotiations.
November 7, 2021

Small gas producers are a big methane problem in Colorado. What are air quality regulators missing?

Jim Crompton used to work for Chevron Oil as a senior advisor for digital oil field projects. He retired in 2013, after 37 years. Now he teaches petroleum engineering students at the Colorado School of Mines.
November 5, 2021

6 priorities could deliver energy breakthroughs at the Glasgow climate summit – there’s progress on some already

Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute at Colorado School of Mines, wrote this opinion piece with Dolf Gielen, director for technology and innovation at the International Renewable Energy Agency.
November 2, 2021

Will broken supply chains stop Santa Claus?

Jordy Lee and Elsa Barron of the Payne Institute for Public Policy wrote this opinion piece about the lack of knowledge and transparency around supply chains.
November 2, 2021

4 ways the energy crisis hits U.S. electricity, gas, EVs

Another factor is that basins mature and shale plays “cannot increase in resources forever,” said Alexei Milkov, also a professor of geology and geological engineering at the Colorado School of Mines.
October 21, 2021

Americans are on track to use more coal this year — first increase since 2014

"Demand's up a little, supply is down a little, and supply is not coming back online as quickly as we'd initially thought," said Ian Lange, an associate professor of economics at the Colorado School of Mines.
October 20, 2021

EPA's forever chemical plan could have limited impact on Colorado Springs-area contaminated aquifer

The permitting process could help track down sources of pollution or former sources and make the public more aware of them, said Chris Higgins, a Colorado School of Mines professor focused on the lasting chemical compounds
October 20, 2021

Opinion: Make the climate talks boring

Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines, wrote this opinion piece about the upcoming Conference of the Parties.
October 19, 2021

Government appoints new members to Climate Change Advisory Council

Energy specialist, Dr Morgan D Bazilian is a director of the Payne Institute and a professor of public policy at Colorado School of Mines in the US.
October 13, 2021