David Dismukes: The dangers of trade protectionism for Louisiana – 10/12 Industry Report

By | 2018-10-12T10:15:59+00:00 October 12th, 2018|Energy, News|

ACG consulting economist David Dismukes has written an opinion piece for 10/12 Industry Report on the effects of the Trump Administration's trade policy on Louisiana industry. The Trump administration’s current trade initiatives, imposing billions of dollars in new tariffs, have the ability to wreak havoc on several important Gulf Coast economic sectors, including energy and

NJBIZ: NJ Rate Counsel report slams controversial ‘nuclear subsidy’

By | 2018-06-07T10:59:35+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|Energy, News|

February 23, 2018 Per NJBIZ: New Jersey's Division of Rate Counsel has released Acadian Consulting Group's "Report on Nuclear Portion of Senate Bill 877", which finds that passage of the bill would cost ratepayers over $300 million annually, as well as an additional $244 million per year in lost economic output. Click here to read

Dismukes Testifies Against Mississippi Power Kemper Rate Deal

By | 2018-06-07T11:04:10+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Energy, News|

November 3, 2017 ACG Consulting Economist David Dismukes testified on behalf of the Mississippi Public Utilities Staff that accepting a proposed rate deal from Mississippi Power concerning its failed "clean coal" plant, known as the Kemper Project, could result in $5.9 billion in lost economic activity over the 40-year life of the Kemper Project and

Navigating through the Energy Landscape

By | 2017-11-06T23:17:49+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Energy|

May 24, 2017 ACG Consulting Economist David Dismukes, executive director of LSU's Center for Energy Studies and professor with the LSU College of the Coast & Environment, presented "Navigating through the Energy Landscape" at the Baton Rouge Rotary Club on May 24. Dr. Dismukes discussed historical energy trends and some predictions for the future. Download

LSU’s Integrated Carbon Capture and Storage Research Project

By | 2017-11-06T23:18:36+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Energy|

March 14, 2017 ACG Consulting Economist and LSU Center for Energy Studies Executive Director David Dismukes visited the National Energy Technology Lab (NETL), where he outlined LSU’s Integrated Carbon Capture and Storage Research project. The $1.3 million grant, provided by the U.S. Department of Energy, and administered by NETL, was awarded to 13 institutions

Economic Impacts of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline

By | 2017-11-06T23:16:52+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|Energy|

February 02, 2017 ACG and LSU Center for Energy Studies researchers David Dismukes and Gregory Upton have released the results of a study on the economic impacts of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline. The study estimates that the project will generate more than $829 million in new economic activity in 2017; more than 4,000 jobs and

Oil Prices and the Louisiana Budget Crisis

By | 2017-11-06T23:16:21+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Energy|

October 24, 2016 ACG Research Associate and LSU Center for Energy Studies Assistant Professor Greg Upton has prepared a white paper titled, “Oil Prices and the Louisiana Budget Crisis: Culprit or Scapegoat?: An Analysis of the Implications of the Oil Price Drop on the Louisiana Budget.” In the paper, Upton examines how the oil and

Utility mergers: Where’s the Beef?

By | 2017-11-06T23:17:27+00:00 June 6th, 2016|Energy|

June 6, 2016 ACG proudly sponsored the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates’ 2016 mid-year meeting in New Orleans, LA. During the meeting, ACG Consulting Economist David Dismukes gave a presentation titled “Utility mergers: where’s the beef?” Read or download the full presentation here.