THE CENTER FOR ENERGY STUDIES (CES) is mandated to provide energy information and analysis that responds to the needs of the legislature, public agencies, and business and civic groups. The Center maintains some unique energy data bases and is the official repository of energy information from the state and The Energy Council. Staff respond regularly to requests from a wide variety of individuals and institutions for specialized energy data and information.
The Coastal Marine Institute, or CMI, at Louisiana State University has announced research grants awarded by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management for 2013.
Cartographers from the Louisiana Geological Survey (LGS) have won the award for “Best Reference Map” in the 40th Annual Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS) Map Design Competition.
Omowumi (Wumi) Iledare, director of the Energy Information and Data Division of the LSU Center for Energy Studies, has been named president-elect of the International Association for Energy Economics, or IAEE. He will become president in January of 2014.
David Dismukes, professor and associate executive director for the LSU Center for Energy Studies, or CES, has been named director of the Coastal Marine Institute, or CMI. Dismukes, who replaces outgoing CMI director Susan Welsh, will continue in his current capacity at CES. Richard Shaw, professor in the Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, will continue as deputy director of CMI.
The Department of Defense (DoD), through the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP), is seeking proposals for demonstrations of energy technologies on DoD installations as candidates for funding in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014.
Read David Dismukes' op-ed piece on new manufacturing investments resulting from unconventional natural gas resource developments.
A new study by David Dismukes examines the potential economic impacts of recent capital investments leveraged by the boom in unconventional natural gas production in the state.
David Dismukes, professor and associate executive director for the Center for Energy Studies, participated in a forum titled "The Fate of Energy Policy in the Lame Duck: Will the Wind PTC Fly?" in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, November 14. The forum was hosted by the American Energy Alliance and congressional daily publication The Hill.
In a study released Nov. 1, David E. Dismukes, professor and associate executive director for the Center for Energy Studies, finds that the federal wind Production Tax Credit (or PTC) is “an inefficient, expensive, and unsustainable policy mechanism for promoting wind.”
The city of Lafayette, La., explores "The Native Alternative," natural gas, to fuel its fleets and transit system. Watch the video explaining the advantages of using natural gas. View the video here.