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. Faculty and staff respond regularly to requests from a wide variety of individuals and institutions for specialized energy data and information.

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Center Presents Energy Fundamentals Short Courses

Energy Fundamentals logoThis summer, the Center for Energy Studies will present two one-week short courses on energy and energy markets titled "Energy Fundamentals." The courses are designed for early career professionals, professionals transitioning into energy, or those seeking advancement within their career paths in industry or government. 

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Upton Named to National Petroleum CouncilGreg Upton

Gregory B. Upton, Jr., executive director and associate professor, LSU Center for Energy Studies, has been appointed to the National Petroleum Council (NPC) for the 2024/2025 membership term. The NPC is a federally chartered and privately funded advisory committee that responds to requests from the U.S. Secretary of Energy for analysis and guidance on energy matters involving oil and gas. 

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Upton Named Center for Energy Studies Executive Director 

LSU Associate Professor-Research Gregory B. Upton, Jr., has been named executive director for the Center for Energy Studies (CES). Upton, who joined the CES faculty as an assistant professor-research in 2014 and was promoted to associate professor-research in 2020, had served as interim executive director since January 2023, when his predecessor David Dismukes retired. 

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What Is Environmental Justice? advantaged and disadvantaged communities in the U.S. and LA

In a new document titled "What Is Environmental Justice," LSU faculty have collaborated to provide an understanding of Environmental Justice and how a project might promote EJ for local communities--information critical for many federally funded projects.

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McLindon Named Director of Energy Education and Outreach

Chris McLindonLSU's Center for Energy Studies is proud to announce the appointment of Chris McLindon as the Director of Energy Education and Outreach. McLindon brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in the energy sector, making him an invaluable addition to the CES team. 

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LSU-led Team Awarded NSF’s Largest-Ever Grant
CES’s Upton Named to Governance Boardfuel logo

A statewide effort led by LSU with more than 50 public and private partners has won the largest grant ever awarded by the U.S. National Science Foundation. Louisiana’s Energy Transition Engine award, which will provide up to $160 million over the next 10 years, will support Louisiana’s energy industry, create jobs in the energy sector, develop innovative solutions to energy challenges and help train the world’s energy workforce. 
LSU Center for Energy Studies Interim Executive Director Greg Upton has collaborated with stakeholders statewide over the past year on this proposal and will serve on the project’s governance board. 

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