LEEDING POWER BACK TO COMMUNITIES THROUGH GREEN BUILDING CODES 5/10/2024

LEEDING POWER BACK TO COMMUNITIES THROUGH GREEN BUILDING CODES – ADVICE FOR POLICYMAKERS CONSIDERING LEED CERTIFICATION Payne Institute Student Researcher Nathan Li compares goals of original, local green building codes and their potential for projects to use LEED...

Critical Mineral Mining and Sustainable Development in Africa 4/10/23

Critical Mineral Mining and Sustainable Development in Africa Payne Institute student researcher Mama Nissi Abanga Abugnaba writes about how as a continent with abundant natural resources, such as large reserves of vital minerals, Africa could play a critical role in...

Securing Mineral Supply: Backwards Vertical Integration for Technology Companies 3/9/23

Securing Mineral Supply: Backwards Vertical Integration for Technology Companies Master of Public Policy, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago student researcher Christian Gaona writes about how the demand for minerals has increased with the growing...

TURNING WASTES TO RARE VALUE

TURNING WASTES TO RARE VALUE Payne Institute student researcher Hassan Al Hassan writes about how there remain considerable uncertainties surrounding critical mineral supply chains, and their relationship to energy transitions and energy security. There is clear...

Oil & Gas Industry being a Good Neighbor: Getting a License to Operate Through Proactive Community Engagement 10/27/22

Oil & Gas Industry being a Good Neighbor: Getting a License to Operate Through Proactive Community Engagement Payne Institute student researcher Wyatt Lindsey and Faculty Fellow Jim Crompton write about how in the DJ Basin in Colorado, there has been a collision...

Repurposing Abandoned Mine Lands and the Clean Energy Transition 10/4/22

Repurposing Abandoned Mine Lands and the Clean Energy Transition Payne Institute and Mines Advanced Energy Systems student researcher Peyton Sanders writes about how thousands of abandoned mines across the US are now becoming potential sites for clean energy projects...