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:

Other units affiliated with CES:




2022 Gulf Coast Energy Outlook Launched Nov. 17

The LSU Center for Energy Studies held its 2022 Gulf Coast Energy Outlook (GCEO)  kickoff via Zoom Webinar on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021.

The webinar was presented by 2022 GCEO authors David E. Dismukes, executive director and professor, and Gregory B. Upton, Jr., associate professor-research, LSU Center for Energy Studies.

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Center Releases Louisiana 2021 Greenhouse Gas Inventory

Cover of GHG reportIn the new Louisiana 2021 Greenhouse Gas Inventory, LSU Center for Energy Studies (CES) Executive Director and Professor David E. Dismukes provides quantitative estimates of the state’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by economic sector. The report, an update of the state GHG inventory conducted by CES in 1997 and 2010, was requested by the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Coastal Activities and will serve as a key data tool for the governor’s Climate Initiatives Task Force (CTF) as it considers the implications that climate change and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have for the Louisiana economy and environment.

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New White Paper Examines Pandemic-related Transportation Trends  

White paper cover showing semi-trailerThe global COVID-19 pandemic has shifted, and continues to shift, human behavior in ways that would have been difficult to imagine in 2019. In a new white paper, Center for Energy Studies Assistant Professor Cody Nehiba examines the transportation sector to provide valuable insights into the economic and social disruption caused by the pandemic, how we’ve adjusted the way we live and work, and what changes may become permanent.

He offers an overview of the dramatic effects of the pandemic on the movement of people and goods, with a focus on Louisiana. 

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