LSU CES White Papers

White Papers & Reports


Center for Energy Studies white papers and reports are research documents prepared by CES faculty addressing current Louisiana energy industry issues. 

2022 Gulf Coast Energy Outlook

David E. Dismukes — LSU Center for Energy Studies
Gregory B. Upton, Jr. — LSU Center for Energy Studies 

Louisiana 2021 Greenhouse Gas Inventory

Prepared on behalf of the Governor’s Office of Coastal Activities
David E. Dismukes, LSU Center for Energy Studies

The Effects of COVID-19 on the Transportation Sector in Louisiana: Looking Back and Moving Forward

Cody Nehiba, LSU Center for Energy Studies

Should Louisiana Raise the Gasoline Tax?

Cody Nehiba, LSU Center for Energy Studies

Overlooked Opportunity: Incentivizing Carbon Capture through Carbon Tax Revenues

Brittany Tarufelli, LSU Center for Energy Studies

2021 Gulf Coast Energy Outlook

David E. Dismukes — LSU Center for Energy Studies
Gregory B. Upton, Jr. — LSU Center for Energy Studies 

Transportation and Energy Policy in Louisiana
Cody Nehiba, LSU Center for Energy Studies

Foundations for an Intelligent Energy Future: Demand Response Potential in Louisiana
Brittany Tarufelli, LSU Center for Energy Studies

Mineral Revenues in Louisiana
Recommendations Submitted to Senate Committee on Revenue and Fiscal Affairs and House Committee on Ways and Means of the Louisiana Legislature
Greg Upton, LSU Center for Energy Studies
James A. Richardson, LSU Public Administration Institute 

2020 Gulf Coast Energy Outlook
David E. Dismukes — LSU Center for Energy Studies
Dek Terrell — LSU Economics & Policy Research Group
Gregory B. Upton, Jr. — LSU Center for Energy Studies

The Future of Solar in Louisiana
An Analysis of the Technical and Economic Implications of Solar P.V. Growth on Louisiana's Economy and Electric Grid
Gregory B. Upton, Jr., Center for Energy Studies, Louisiana State University
Farzad Ferdowsi, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Louisiana, Lafayette
Amin Kargarian, Division of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Louisiana State University
Shahab Mehraeen, Division of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Louisiana State University

Mineral Revenues Status Report
Submitted to Senate Committee on Revenue and Fiscal Affairs and House Committee on Ways and Means of the Louisiana Legislature
James A. Richardson, LSU Public Administration Institute
Greg Upton, LSU Center for Energy Studies

2019 Gulf Coast Energy Outlook
David E. Dismukes — LSU Center for Energy Studies
Dek Terrell — LSU Economics & Policy Research Group
Gregory B. Upton, Jr. — LSU Center for Energy Studies 

MISO Grid 2033: Preparing for the Transmission Grid of the Future
David E. Dismukes, CES Professor & Executive Director

Gulf Coast Energy Outlook and Gulf Coast Energy Outlook Addendum
Christopher K. Coombs — LSU Economics & Policy Research Group
David E. Dismukes — LSU Center for Energy Studies
Dek Terrell — LSU Economics & Policy Research Group
Gregory B. Upton, Jr. — LSU Center for Energy Studies

Oil Prices and the Louisiana Budget Crisis: Culprit or Scapegoat? An Analysis of the Implications of the
Oil Price Drop on the Louisiana Budget

Gregory B. Upton Jr., Ph.D.,  CES Assistant Professor

Crude Oil Exports and the Louisiana Economy
Gregory B. Upton Jr., Ph.D., CES Assistant Professor

Implications of the BP Macondo Catastrophe on Deepwater Exploration and Production Prospectivity in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico Region: A Perspective
Wumi Iledare, Professor of Petroleum Economics and Policy Research

Econometric modeling of deepwater petroleum exploration and development operations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico
Wumi Iledare, Professor of Petroleum Economics and Policy Research

Self-Sufficient Hurricane-Combatable Living Module: A Technology to Address the Reality of Coastal Habitation in the 21st Century
Donald A. Goddard

DOE Reports Predict "Green Oil" Benefits for State
Mike D. McDaniel, Ph.D., CES Professional-in-Residence

Clean Air Interstate Rule Struck Down by Federal Appeals Court Panel
Mike D. McDaniel, Ph.D., CES Professional-in-Residence

EPA Announces New Ozone Standard
Mike D. McDaniel, Ph.D., CES Professional-in-Residence

Recent U.S. Supreme Court Decision Does Not Bode Well for Baton Rouge Area
Mike D. McDaniel, Ph.D., CES Professional-in-Residence