LSU CES News 2014 List




Dismukes Gives Overview of EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Plan, Impacts for La.
At a meeting of the Clean Cities Coalition on November 5, 2014, David Dismukes, executive director, LSU Center for Energy Studies, provided an overview of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan, or CPP.

U.S.-Israel Energy Cooperation Bill Passes Senate
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., Chair of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources announced that the Senate passed her United States-Israel Energy Cooperation Enhancement legislation. The bill, which passed the Committee in December, was included as part of the broad, bipartisan United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act.

Sustainability in the Chemical Industry: Challenges and Opportunities Workshop Oct. 23
The LSU School of the Coast & Environment's Department of Environmental Sciences, the LSU Department of Chemical Engineering, the LSU Office of Research & Economic Development, with support from major chemical companies sponsored a one-day workshop addressing the challenges and research needs for long-term sustainability of the chemical industry.

2014 Energy Law Seminar October 3
The LSU Law Center presents "Emerging Issues at the Intersection of Energy and Water" October 3 at the LSU Law Center McKernan Law Auditorium.

Dismukes Speaks to Southern Governors on Energy-leveraged Economic Development
CES Executive Director David Dismukes spoke at the Southern Governors Association meeting in Little Rock August 16 on the economic opportunities arising in energy-based manufacturing in the southern states.

Energy Summit 2014: The Future of Louisiana Energy
CES hosted Energy Summit 2014 on Wednesday, October 22, 2014.

Reprint of "Net metering study's leadership attracts criticism in La."
Copyright 2014, Environment and Energy Publishing LLC. Reprinted with permission.

Dismukes Named Executive Director
David E. Dismukes has been named executive director for the Center for Energy Studies. He replaces Allan Pulsipher, who will continue at the Center as associate executive director.

Jackson Awarded Outstanding Student Thesis Award
On May 9, Environmental Sciences graduate student Emily Jackson was awarded the LSU School of the Coast & Environment Outstanding Student Thesis Award for 2013-2014. Her thesis “Hydraulic Fracturing: A Look at the Haynesville Shale and the Environmental Effects of Fracking,” estimates an inventory of water use, air emissions, and chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing and drilling process. David Dismukes served as her lead professor on the research project.

American Energy, Imperiled Coast Book Signing, Seminar June 9, 2014
Energy and environmental historian and consultant Jason P. Theriot will discuss his recent book American Energy, Imperiled Coast, Monday, June 9, 5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., in the Dalton J. Woods Auditorium, LSU Energy, Coast & Environment Building.

American Shale & Manufacturing Partnership Regional Event
American Shale & Manufacturing Partnership Discussion Series
Friday, May 9, 2014, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Hilton Capitol Center, Baton Rouge, La.

Energy Outlook 2035: The Global Energy Industry and Its Impact on Louisiana.
CES hosted a panel discussion on the future of energy on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in the Dalton J. Woods auditorium in the Energy, Coast & Environment building.

Natchez Tuscaloosa Marine Shale Summit to Address Economic, Environmental Impacts
The Tuscaloosa Marine Shale Summit, March 31 and April 1, 2014, at the Natchez Convention Center in Natchez, Miss., will address the economic impacts of the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale (TMS) Trend on the region, its environmental effects, and the safety concerns regarding oil transportation and storage along the Mississippi River.


Funding Available for Installation Energy Technology Demonstrations
The Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP)is seeking proposals for demonstrations of energy technologies on Department of Defense installations as candidates for funding in FY2015.

Iledare Retires from CES
Wumi Iledare, professor of petroleum economics and policy research and the director of the Energy Information and Data Division, retired January 3, 2014, after 21 years of service to the Center for Energy Studies.