LSU CES News 2018 List




The Center for Energy Studies Announces Two Faculty Positions

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Assistant/Associate Research Professor - Center for Energy Studies (Energy Related Field)

Assistant/Associate Research Professor - Center for Energy Studies (Social Sciences)


LSU Center for Energy Studies Part of Recent NSF Financial Award to Study Gulf Coast Manufacturing Resiliency The LSU Center for Energy Study (CES) is part of a team led by Texas A&M University that was recently awarded a National Science Foundation planning grant to establish an Engineering Research Center (ERC) for Resiliency Enhancement and Disaster-Impact Interception (READII) in the manufacturing sector. The new center will address the critical need for examining the Gulf Coast’s manufacturing sector and its supply chains to become more resilient to natural disasters, specifically hurricanes and floods.

Symposium: The Baton Rouge Flood of 2016

What happened, what we did, what we lost, and what we learned flooded vehicles

On Monday, August 13, the Louisiana Geological Survey, with co-sponsor Baton Rouge Geological Society, presented a symposium on the flood that devastated much of the Baton Rouge area in August 2016.

The well-attended event featured individual presentations, a group panel discussion, and a public Q&A session. John E. Johnston III of the Louisiana Geological Survey served as symposium chair.

Read The Advocate's news story about the event here.

Resolution Calls for LSU Center for Energy Studies, LSU Public Administration Institute to Analyze Mineral Tax Law

The Center for Energy Studies (CES) will take part in an analysis of the state mineral tax code, as directed by a senate resolution passed during the 2018 Second Extraordinary Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4 calls for CES, the LSU Public Administration Institute (LSU PAI) and the La. Tax Institute to analyze the state’s mineral revenues, taxes and exemptions and provide recommendations for improving the tax code. The resolution urges the researchers to consult with stakeholder organizations and relevant legislative committees to formulate specific recommendations.

Center Awards Scholarships for 2018-19 Academic Year

The Center for Energy Studies recently awarded scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year to three LSU students pursuing energy-related fields of study and careers.

Energy Summit™ 2018 Set for October 24
The Center for Energy Studies will host its annual fall event, Energy Summit,™ on Wednesday, October 24. The theme of this year's conference is "Louisiana's Place in the Global Energy Economy."

This year, the Center is privileged to welcome special guest Dr. Raphael W. Bostic, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. As head of the Atlanta Fed, Dr. Bostic is responsible for the Sixth Federal Reserve District, which encompasses Alabama, Florida and Georgia and portions of Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. In his role as president and CEO, Dr. Bostic oversees the Bank's monetary policy, bank supervision and regulation, and payment services. Visit the Energy Summit™ page for more details.

La. Coastal Geology Symposium to Be Held July 10-11

The Louisiana Coastal Geology Symposium, presented by the La. Geological Survey and the New Orleans Geological Society, will be held July 10 & 11, 2018, at the Dalton J. Woods Auditorium in the LSU Energy, Coast & Environment Building. The event will bring together scientists, engineers and policy makers from across a range of disciplines to exchange ideas, interpretations and insights on Louisiana coastal geology both onshore and offshore and on associated topics. Learn more here.

Dismukes Releases Report on MISO Long-Run Transmission Infrastructure Development

Center for Energy Studies Executive Director and Professor David Dismukes has released a report outlining emerging Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. (MISO) transmission planning and infrastructure development issues. The report examines the considerable changes that have emerged over the past several years over one of the nation’s largest integrated wholesale power grids.

Guest Lecture: Mike McKenna, President, MWR Strategies

Energy and the environment in a time of Trump, change, and abundance (and midterm elections)

10 April 2018
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Dalton J. Woods Auditorium
Energy, Coast & Environment Bldg

Mike McKenna, president of MWR Strategies, has worked in senior positions in a variety of opinion research and communications companies. He has an extensive academic and professional background in public opinion research and communications, including work with Andres McKenna Research, Vox Populi Communications, and the Luntz Research Companies. He has consulted a wide variety of political and corporate clients with respect to government relations, opinion research, marketing, message development and communications strategies. Mr. McKenna has also worked as the director of policy and external affairs for the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and served as an external relations specialist at both the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Mr. McKenna's work has been published in a host of publications, including: The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, Investors Business Daily, National Review, Policy Review, Regulation, The Washington Times, The Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Virginian Pilot-Ledger Star, and State Legislatures. His work has also appeared on Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, and C-SPAN.

Mr. McKenna received a B.A. in history from the University of Pennsylvania , as well as a master's in public administration from George Mason University. He has completed work towards a Ph.D. in public policy from George Mason University, and is a Fellow in the Institute for Public Policy Studies at the University of Denver. He is currently a Fellow at the Dole Institute at the University of Kansas.


Louisiana Coastal Geohazards Atlas Planned
La. Geological Survey, N.O. Geological Society lead application of landforms base map

The Louisiana Geological Survey, or LGS, and the New Orleans Geological Society have joined to lead the development of a Louisiana Coastal Geohazards Atlas. The focus will be on the landforms developed in a variety of underlying geologic settings and which are affected by faulting, subsidence, and flooding. The atlas will have a landforms base map that will provide useful information for technical analysis and use by governments, the private sector and informed citizens in planning land use and infrastructure development. A final draft of the atlas is scheduled to be available for review in late December 2018, with production planned for mid-2019.


Assistant Professor Position

The Center for Energy Studies (“CES”) at the Louisiana State University (“LSU”) seeks applicants for an energy research position at the Assistant Professor rank. Click link above for more information.