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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. 

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Energy Summit 2019

Join us Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, for the Center's annual fall conference.
12 Noon -5:15 p.m., with reception following.

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Dismukes: Reforming Outdated Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) Will Protect Utility Ratepayers purpa report cover

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.


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