Morgan Bazilian

Colorado School of Mines

Director, Payne Institute & Professor of Public Policy

Morgan Bazilian is the Director of the Payne Institute and Professor of Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines. With over two decades of experience in the energy sector, Dr. Bazilian is regarded as a leading expert in international affairs, security, policy, and investment. Dr. Bazilian has published in Science, Nature, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, and other leading journals. His book Analytical Methods for Energy Diversity and Security is considered a seminal work in energy finance and security. He serves on the Advisory Council of the Sustainable Finance Programme at Oxford University, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously, Dr. Bazilian was a senior diplomat at the United Nations, and lead energy specialist at the World Bank. Earlier in his career, he worked in the Irish Government as Principal Advisor to the Energy Minister. He was also the European Union’s lead negotiator on technology at the UN climate negotiations. A Fulbright fellow, Bazilian holds a PhD in areas related to energy systems.

Sessions With Morgan Bazilian

Wednesday, 9 March

  • 07:30am - 08:35am (CST) / 09/mar/2022 01:30 pm - 09/mar/2022 02:35 pm

    Battery Supply Chain: Meeting the electrification challenge

    Panel Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power
    Global targets to electrify transport and decarbonize the power sector hinge on a sustainable supply of batteries. What challenges will be faced in rapidly scaling up a supply chain, and how will they be resolved? Can supply of raw materials meet demand? How will technology choices evolve as a result? Can recycling play an important role in supply in the future?
  • 12:00pm - 12:50pm (CST) / 09/mar/2022 06:00 pm - 09/mar/2022 06:50 pm

    Managing Hydrocarbon Emissions Across the Value Chain

    Panel Markets/Economics/Strategy

    GHG emissions have emerged as a key competitive metric for oil and gas companies. The debate around the short- and long-term roles of oil and gas in the energy transition is now mainstream, contentious, and shifting. What is the state of GHG emissions understanding (or lack thereof)? How could rising oil and gas ambition impact the outlook? What practical steps are companies taking to reduce their GHG footprint, particularly regarding methane? What is the path forward for the industry?

  • 04:30pm - 05:00pm (CST) / 09/mar/2022 10:30 pm - 09/mar/2022 11:00 pm

    Driving Low-carbon Innovation: Hot research topics

    Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power

    A diverse set of innovations, technologies, and market and policy factors are required to tackle the climate change crisis. This is prime time for new research into low-carbon ideas to shine and make an impact, alongside investments in innovative startups. What criteria are academic and government research institutions using to prioritize research programs to have the greatest impact on carbon management? What do experts believe are the “hot” research topics that could yield the greatest breakthroughs for carbon management in the midterm?