Global Energy Future Initiative
A scientific, data-driven approach
to solutions for the global energy future
Shaping Our Future
Join the Mines Global Energy Future Initiative as we bring together global energy thought leaders and world-class Colorado School of Mines faculty through research, education, workshops, seminars and outreach. The initiative is focused on linking Mines’ unique combination of expertise with partners from academia, industry, government and civil society to create energy solutions that will shape our Global Energy Future.
Advanced Energy Systems
Developing renewable, secure, resilient, and adaptive energy infrastructure that fosters economic growth while reducing environmental impact
Carbon Capture Utilization & Storage (CCUS)
Multidisciplinary approach to scientific, engineering and policy research on net zero emissions technological innovations
Clean Water Innovations
Role of technology innovation in reimagining global water in the future energy system
Minerals & Metals
Finding solutions to meet the minerals and metals needs to create our future energy system, including sustainable mining practices; technological innovations in mining; and the role of markets, economics and policy
Oil and Gas
Designing interdisciplinary research focused on the science, engineering and policy of oil and gas in the net-zero energy future
Supply Chain Transparency
Understanding how the future energy system will impact the global supply chain and the associated effects on markets, communities and the environment
Please join the Mines Global Energy Future Initiative and the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines as we welcome Mauricio Gutierrez, President and Chief Executive Officer, NRG Energy, and Mines Alumni, presenting a virtual seminar titled A Conversation on the Clean Energy Transition with Mauricio Gutierrez on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 from 11:00am – 12:00pm (MT).
Benefits for Initiative Members
Research and Data
Access to Mines’ applied knowledge and data-driven approach to shape a net-zero energy future
Invest in teaching the future energy leaders across the energy system at the intersection of science, technology and policy
Leverage Mines’ broad technical expertise throughout the energy system to create a comprehensive understanding of future energy opportunities and challenges
Come together with the top minds from academia, industry, government and civil society to support global energy decision-makers
Collaborations and Partnerships
Join stakeholders throughout the energy system working together to advance the common good
Yearlong program benefits will include:
- Invitation to Annual Meeting with energy experts in the mountains of Colorado
- Participation in workshops, lectures and roundtables between relevant stakeholders
- Facilitated pubic engagement though webinars and seminars
- Engagement with world-class faculty and students
- Access to cutting-edge data, relevant reports, PhD theses
and research highlighting energy trends
- Payne Energy Futures Research Grant: Internal Mines faculty and students in interdisciplinary teams will apply for annual funding through a research grant, culminating in presentations on technical outputs/results with presentations to move forward as part of the initiative programming.
Since 1874, Mines has been a pioneer at the frontiers of science and engineering, from locating and recovering earth resources, to energy production, to environmental stewardship.
Over time, Mines’ expertise expanded to meet the changing needs of industry and society, playing key roles in the growth of the global energy and natural resource industries. We are now positioned to leverage that deep expertise through a data-driven approach to informing the global energy future, in collaboration with academia, industry, government and civil society partners.
Vice President for Global Initiatives
Director, Payne Institute for Public Policy
As Colorado School of Mines approaches our sesquicentennial, we are ideally suited to lead this initiative. Our bold and ambitious MINES@150 strategic plan builds on the exceptional legacy of our PAST, the ways we impact the PRESENT and the POSSIBILITIES of our global energy future.