LSU Center for Energy Studies



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.

CES comprises the following units:


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Energy Summit™ 2017 Set for October 18

The Center for Energy Studies will host its annual Energy Summit™ on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. The theme for this year’s event is “Operating in a New Energy World.”

This year, the Center is pleased to feature guest speaker, John Wasik, award-winning journalist and author of Lightning Strikes: Timeless Lessons in Creativity from the Life and Work of Nikola Tesla.


Dismukes Named to National Petroleum Council npc logo
David E. Dismukes, professor and executive director at the LSU Center for Energy Studies, has recently been appointed by U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry to serve as a member of the National Petroleum Council.


CES Workshops: Success with 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) for Louisiana   Manual cover3

The Center for Energy Studies has teamed with the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance to offer the "Success with 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) for Louisiana Workshop," providing area builders, contractors, subcontractors and code officials training on recommended practices for optimized energy savings.


Groat Returns to Louisiana Geological Survey as Acting Director Groat

The Center for Energy Studies is pleased to announce that Charles “Chip” Groat, Ph.D., will serve as professor and acting director of the Louisiana Geological Survey.  Groat returns to LSU after many years in academia, government, independent research, and administrative positions.


LSU Researchers Release Inaugural Gulf Coast Energy Outlook  GEOC_thumbnail2

Researchers from the E. J. Ourso College of Business and the Center for Energy Studies have released the inaugural Gulf Coast Energy Outlook.  The publication provides a broad overview of the current status and trends guiding energy markets with an emphasis on the Gulf Coast.






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