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:
- Louisiana Geological Survey
- Radiation Safety Office
- Minerals Processing Research Division
- Oil Spill Research and Development Division
- Energy Information and Data Division
- Policy Analysis Division
- Research and Development Division
Other units affiliated with CES:
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La. Geological Survey Hosts Coastal Symposium
October 17-18, 2019
The Third Annual La. Geological Survey Coastal Symposium will bring together scientists, engineers, geographers, and policy makers from across the range of geoscience-related disciplines to exchange ideas, interpretations, and insights into Louisiana coastal geology - both onshore and offshore - and on associated topics.
Join us Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, for the Center's annual fall conference.
12 Noon -5:15 p.m., with reception following.
David E. Dismukes, CES professor and executive director, recently published new research
recommending the immediate reform of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act, or
PURPA, a piece of federal legislation adopted during the energy crises of the 1970s
and early 1980s. Dismukes’ research finds that PURPA’s overly-generous and unnecessary
“buy-back” provisions have led to the development of around 70,000 megawatts (MW)
of excessive renewable generation capacity equivalent to over $100 billion in new
capital investment that is being paid for by retail utility ratepayers.