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:

Other units affiliated with CES:

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Upton, Coauthors Release Study on Solar Power in Louisiana

CES Assistant Professor Greg Upton and coauthors have released "The Future of Solar in Louisiana: An Analysis of the Technical and Economic Implications of Solar P.V. Growth on Louisiana’s Economy and Electric Grid," with support from the La. Board of Regents and SWEPCO.

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Status Report Submitted to Senate Committee on Revenue and Fiscal Affairs and House Committee on Ways and Means of the Louisiana Legislature

Professors James A. Richardson, LSU Public Administration Institute, and Gregory B. Upton, LSU Center for Energy Studies, have completed a requested preliminary status report addressing possible changes to Louisiana’s mineral tax structure.

The Center for Energy Studies is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Application deadline: March 29, 2019.

See our Scholarship Page for qualification requirements and to apply.


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The 2019 Gulf Coast Energy Outlook, a collaborative research initiative from the Center for Energy Studies and the E. J. Ourso College of Business, provides a broad overview of the current status and trends guiding energy markets with an emphasis on the Gulf Coast and reports on upstream oil and gas production, downstream refining and petrochemicals, as well as the contribution of the energy sector to the broader Gulf Coast economy. The report includes forecasts of future employment in relevant energy sectors.

Read 2019 Gulf Coast Energy Outlook.


The Center for Energy Studies Announces Two Faculty Positions

The Center for Energy Studies has announced two faculty position openings.

Learn more and apply:


Director and Associate Professor of Research position open for the Louisiana Geological Survey.  The Associate Research Professor / Director develops the program, faculty and staff of the Louisiana Geological Survey which is recognized for its preeminence interpreting important geological features, resources, and processes that impact and benefit Louisiana. The position reports to the Executive Director of the Center for Energy Studies. Learn more about this position.


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