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:


Dismukes to Retire; Upton Named Interim

Center for Energy Studies Executive Director and Professor David E. Dismukes has announced that he will retire effective January 13, 2023. Robert Twilley, Interim Vice President for the LSU Office of Research and Economic Development, has named CES Associate Professor Gregory B. Upton, Jr., as interim executive director. Upton’s term as interim executive director runs from January 15 until a new executive director is selected. 

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CES Presents Gulf Coast Energy Outlook 2023

GCEO 2023 cover with flags of Ukraine and RussiaOn November 16, 2022, the LSU Center for Energy Studies released the 2023 edition of the Gulf Coast Energy Outlook (GCEO). As in previous years, this sixth edition of the GCEO provides a comprehensive overview of the Gulf Coast region’s energy industry outlook for the upcoming year. David E. Dismukes, executive director and professor, and Greg Upton, associate professor, LSU Center for Energy Studies, authored the report.
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Wang Honored for Outstanding Service

Wei-Hsung Wang

The American Board of Health Physics (ABHP) has awarded LSU Center for Energy Studies Professor and Radiation Safety Office Director Dr. Wei-Hsung Wang the 2022 Williams A. McAdams Outstanding Service Award. The award, given annually since 1989, honors a certified health physicist who has made significant contributions toward professionalism in health physics and to the certification process. Read more.