Comparable to Germany before World War II? China’s strategic metal reserves have attracted attention, especially copper and cobalt 6/20/2024

Comparable to Germany before World War II? China’s strategic metal reserves have attracted attention, especially copper and cobalt Payne Institute Communications Associate Greg Wischer contributes to this article about how China’s control and reserves of...

Hearing on “China’s Stockpiling and Mobilization Measures for Competition and Conflict” 6/13/2024

Hearing on “China’s Stockpiling and Mobilization Measures for Competition and Conflict” Payne Institute Fellow Gregory Wischer writes a Statement for the Record submitted to the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission about why the Chinese central...

A Critical Mineral Trade War Is Brewing 6/4/2024

A Critical Mineral Trade War Is Brewing Payne Institute Communications Associate Gregory Wischer and Director Morgan Bazilian write about how China and the United States have fired their opening salvos in a critical minerals trade war.  In all likelihood, this...

The West needs to produce more critical minerals. Here’s how the Pentagon should help 5/30/2024

The West needs to produce more critical minerals. Here’s how the Pentagon should help Payne Institute Director Morgan Bazilian and Communications Associate Greg Wischer write about how Western governments are seeking to build more mines and refineries for critical...

Mining Is Mired in Regulatory Delays. That’s Now a Climate Problem. 5/30/2024

Mining Is Mired in Regulatory Delays. That’s Now a Climate Problem. Payne Institute Policy and Outreach Advisor Simon Lomax, Deputy Director Greg Clough, and Director Morgan Bazilian write an commentary looking at how Washington, D.C. continues to wrestle with the...

More Reporting Clarity Can Help Fund U.S. Lithium Growth 5/29/2024

More Reporting Clarity Can Help Fund U.S. Lithium Growth Colorado School of Mines’ Mineral & Energy Economics Master candidate Reese Epper, SFL Program Manager Brad Handler and Payne Institute Faculty Fellow Ian Lange discuss the role of recent SEC reporting...