LSU CES News 2012 List




Dismukes Participates in D.C. Forum on Federal Wind Production Tax Credit
David Dismukes, professor and associate executive director for the Center for Energy Studies, participated in a forum titled "The Fate of Energy Policy in the Lame Duck: Will the Wind PTC Fly?" in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, November 14. The forum was hosted by the American Energy Alliance and congressional daily publication The Hill.

Report Shows Federal Wind Production Tax Credit “Inefficient” as Policy Mechanism
In a study released Nov. 1, David E. Dismukes, professor and associate executive director for the Center for Energy Studies, finds that the federal wind Production Tax Credit (or PTC) is “an inefficient, expensive, and unsustainable policy mechanism for promoting wind.”

Natural Gas: The Native Alternative
The city of Lafayette, La., explores "The Native Alternative," natural gas, to fuel its fleets and transit system. Watch the video explaining the advantages of using natural gas. View the video here.


Tuscaloosa Marine Shale expected to propel La.'s economy
Unconventional hyrdrocarbon resources could contribute billions of dollars in commerce to Louisiana. David Dismukes, professor and CES associate executive director, writes about the positive economic impacts of the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale in a recent article for the Baton Rouge Area Chamber.

Video highlights Center's research
A new video describes the Center for Energy Studies' mission, organizational makeup, and research focus.

Fracking, Environmental Issues Focus of Gulf States Energy Retreat June 20 & 21
Technological advances in drilling and related environmental issues will be the topics of the Gulf States Energy Retreat, presented by the LSU Center for Energy Studies and Jones Walker law firm, June 20 and 21.

The Center for Energy Studies and the Coastal Marine Institute
The following video, prepared for the CMI 20th Anniversary Symposium, held April 23, 2012, summarizes just a few of the Center for Energy Studies’ CMI projects. Click here to view the video.

Dismukes discusses advanced technologies of coal, nuclear at Manhattan Institute
David Dismukes, CES associate executive director, participated in a Manhattan Institute panel discussion titled "Keeping the Lights On: What Role for Coal and Nuclear" March 1 at the Princeton Club in New York City.

Coastal Marine Institute Research and Energy Industry Symposium 2012
20th Anniversary Symposium
Monday, April 23, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Center for Energy Studies releases report on oil and gas legacy lawsuits
Legacy lawsuits, environmental cases based on claims occurring, in some instances, several decades in the past, have contributed to a significant decrease in conventional Louisiana drilling activity that has resulted in near term economic losses and could have longer term implications for the state’s mineral revenue collections. The Center for Energy Studies has released a report profiling the economic impacts of the decreased activity.

Coastal Louisiana, Energy and the Environment Topic of Upcoming Talk
Environmental historian Jason Theriot will present "Building America's Energy Corridor: Pipelines, Wetlands, and the Breaux Act" on Monday, January 30, at 4:00 in the Holliday Forum of the Journalism Building.