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.
Unconventional hyrdrocarbon resources could contribute billions of dollars in commerce to Louisiana. David Dismukes, professor and CES associate executive director, writes about the positive economic impacts of the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale in a recent article for the Baton Rouge Area Chamber.
A new video describes the Center for Energy Studies' mission, organizational makeup, and research focus.
Technological advances in drilling and related environmental issues will be the topics of the Gulf States Energy Retreat, presented by the LSU Center for Energy Studies and Jones Walker law firm, June 20 and 21.
The following video, prepared for the CMI 20th Anniversary Symposium, held April 23, 2012, summarizes just a few of the Center for Energy Studies’ CMI projects. Click here to view the video.
David Dismukes, CES associate executive director, participated in a Manhattan Institute panel discussion titled "Keeping the Lights On: What Role for Coal and Nuclear" March 1 at the Princeton Club in New York City.
20th Anniversary Symposium
Monday, April 23, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Legacy lawsuits, environmental cases based on claims occurring, in some instances, several decades in the past, have contributed to a significant decrease in conventional Louisiana drilling activity that has resulted in near term economic losses and could have longer term implications for the state’s mineral revenue collections. The Center for Energy Studies has released a report profiling the economic impacts of the decreased activity.
Environmental historian Jason Theriot will present "Building America's Energy Corridor: Pipelines, Wetlands, and the Breaux Act" on Monday, January 30, at 4:00 in the Holliday Forum of the Journalism Building.