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Alternative Energy 2011

Clean Fuels and Green Jobs Forum and La. Clean Energy Expo
14 April 2011
Energy, Coast and Environment Building
Louisiana State University

LGS director John quoted in Tuscaloosa Shale story

Louisiana Geological Survey director Chacko John, lead author of a 1997 Basin Research Institute report on the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale formation, was quoted in an article on recent leasing activity in central Louisiana.

2011 IEEE Green Technologies Conference Registration Now Open

Register now for the 2011 IEEE Green Technologies Conference
April 14-15, 2011
Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Commission Releases Final Report on Deepwater Horizon Spill

The National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Spill and Offshore Drilling has released its final report on the Gulf oil disaster. A copy of the report is available online at
http://www.oilspillcommission.gov

Wall Street Journal Article References 1998 CES Study

A recent Wall Street Journal article quotes one of the Center’s early studies on safety risks of the aging oil and gas infrastructure in the Gulf of Mexico.

LGS Researcher Featured in Meteor Crater News Story

Louisiana Geological Survey research associate Paul V. Heinrich was recently featured in a TV news segment about a 10,000-year-old meteor strike in St. Helena Parish. The segment is part of New Orleans’ Fox 8 “Heart of Louisiana” series.

Energy Summit 2010 Slideshow and News Coverage

View photos from the Summit and read reports from local media.

Center for Energy Studies Completes Port Fourchon Emissions Research

The LSU Center for Energy Studies (CES), with Starcrest Consulting Group, LLC , recently completed an emissions inventory of Port Fourchon, Louisiana.

The Compelling Case for Natural Gas Vehicles

A Comprehensive One-Day Workshop for Public and Private Fleet Operators and Clean-Air/Clean-Transportation Policymakers
Thursday - November 4, 2010
Click here for more information

Louisiana Geological Survey Publishes Geologic Quadrangle Map for Monroe Area

As part of its legislatively mandated mission to map the state, the Louisiana Geological Survey, or LGS , has published the Monroe South 30 x 60 minute Geologic Quadrangle map (1: 100,000 scale), which describes and illustrates the surficial, or surface, geology of the South Monroe area. The colorful 28” x 48” map identifies the various geologic formations, composition of the surface soils and locations of fault lines and waterways.

CES Researcher Webinar

Mark Kaiser will present a webinar hosted by Haliburton on Thursday, 23 September 2010 at 9:00 am.

Deepwater GOM Focus of Energy Summit October 26

The Center for Energy Studies will present Energy Summit 2010, Tuesday, October 26, at the Energy, Coast & Environment Building. The event will feature John Hofmeister, former president of Shell Oil and author of Why We Hate the Oil Companies.  Mr. Hofmeister is founder and chief executive of the not-for-profit Citizens for Affordable Energy.

The Second Annual Louisiana Oil & Gas Symposium

August 16-17, 2010. Dalton Woods Auditorium, Energy, Coast & Environment Building, Louisiana State University
For details and registration information, visit the BRGS website http://www.brgs-la.org

CES Report Cited in Congressman’s Request

In a recent letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., cited a report by the Center for Energy Studies, titled “Idle Iron in the Gulf of Mexico.”

Louisiana Geological Survey Director Appointed to DOE Project Board

Professor Chacko John, Louisiana Geological Survey (LGS) director and state geologist, has been appointed to the National Scientific Advisory Board for an alternate energy project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and managed by the Arizona Geological Survey.