The Center for Energy Studies (CES) will take part in an analysis of the state mineral tax code, as directed by a senate resolution passed during the 2018 Second Extraordinary Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4 calls for CES, the LSU Public Administration Institute (LSU PAI) and the La. Tax Institute to analyze the state’s mineral revenues, taxes and exemptions and provide recommendations for improving the tax code. The resolution urges the researchers to consult with stakeholder organizations and relevant legislative committees to formulate specific recommendations.
The Center for Energy Studies recently awarded scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year to three LSU students pursuing energy-related fields of study and careers.
The Center for Energy Studies will host its annual fall event, Energy Summit,™ on Wednesday, October 24. The theme of this year's conference is "Louisiana's Place in the Global Energy Economy." Online registration will open August 1. More details to come.
The Louisiana Coastal Geology Symposium, presented by the La. Geological Survey and the New Orleans Geological Society, will be held July 10 & 11, 2018, at the Dalton J. Woods Auditorium in the LSU Energy, Coast & Environment Buiding. The event will bring together scientists, engineers and policy makers from across a range of disciplines to exchange ideas, interpretations and insights on Louisiana coastal geology both onshore and offshore and on associated topics. Learn more here.
Center for Energy Studies Executive Director and Professor David Dismukes has released a report outlining emerging Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. (MISO) transmission planning and infrastructure development issues. The report examines the considerable changes that have emerged over the past several years over one of the nation’s largest integrated wholesale power grids.
Energy and the environment in a time of Trump, change, and abundance (and midterm elections)
10 April 2018
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Dalton J. Woods Auditorium
Energy, Coast & Environment Bldg
Mike McKenna, president of MWR Strategies, has worked in senior positions in a variety of opinion research and communications companies. He has an extensive academic and professional background in public opinion research and communications, including work with Andres McKenna Research, Vox Populi Communications, and the Luntz Research Companies. He has consulted a wide variety of political and corporate clients with respect to government relations, opinion research, marketing, message development and communications strategies. Mr. McKenna has also worked as the director of policy and external affairs for the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and served as an external relations specialist at both the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Mr. McKenna's work has been published in a host of publications, including: The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, Investors Business Daily, National Review, Policy Review, Regulation, The Washington Times, The Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Virginian Pilot-Ledger Star, and State Legislatures. His work has also appeared on Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, and C-SPAN.
Mr. McKenna received a B.A. in history from the University of Pennsylvania , as well as a master's in public administration from George Mason University. He has completed work towards a Ph.D. in public policy from George Mason University, and is a Fellow in the Institute for Public Policy Studies at the University of Denver. He is currently a Fellow at the Dole Institute at the University of Kansas.
Louisiana Coastal Geohazards Atlas Planned
La. Geological Survey, N.O. Geological Society lead application of landforms base map
The Louisiana Geological Survey, or LGS, and the New Orleans Geological Society have joined to lead the development of a Louisiana Coastal Geohazards Atlas. The focus will be on the landforms developed in a variety of underlying geologic settings and which are affected by faulting, subsidence, and flooding. The atlas will have a landforms base map that will provide useful information for technical analysis and use by governments, the private sector and informed citizens in planning land use and infrastructure development. A final draft of the atlas is scheduled to be available for review in late December 2018, with production planned for mid-2019.
The Center for Energy Studies (“CES”) at the Louisiana State University (“LSU”) seeks applicants for an energy research position at the Assistant Professor rank. Click link above for more information.