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. Faculty and staff respond regularly to requests from a wide variety of individuals and institutions for specialized energy data and information.

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Center Presents Energy Fundamentals Short Courses

Energy Fundamentals logoOn July 8-12 and 15-19, 2024, the Center for Energy Studies presented its inaugural short courses on energy and energy markets titled "Energy Fundamentals." The courses are designed for early career professionals, professionals transitioning into energy, or those seeking advancement within their career paths in industry or government. 

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Upton Named to National Petroleum CouncilGreg Upton

Gregory B. Upton, Jr., executive director and associate professor, LSU Center for Energy Studies, has been appointed to the National Petroleum Council (NPC) for the 2024/2025 membership term. The NPC is a federally chartered and privately funded advisory committee that responds to requests from the U.S. Secretary of Energy for analysis and guidance on energy matters involving oil and gas. 

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What Is Environmental Justice? advantaged and disadvantaged communities in the U.S. and LA

In a new document titled "What Is Environmental Justice," LSU faculty have collaborated to provide an understanding of Environmental Justice and how a project might promote EJ for local communities--information critical for many federally funded projects.

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LSU-led Team Awarded NSF’s Largest-Ever Grant
CES’s Upton Named to Governance Boardfuel logo

A statewide effort led by LSU with more than 50 public and private partners has won the largest grant ever awarded by the U.S. National Science Foundation. Louisiana’s Energy Transition Engine award, which will provide up to $160 million over the next 10 years, will support Louisiana’s energy industry, create jobs in the energy sector, develop innovative solutions to energy challenges and help train the world’s energy workforce. 
LSU Center for Energy Studies Interim Executive Director Greg Upton has collaborated with stakeholders statewide over the past year on this proposal and will serve on the project’s governance board. 

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