In the Media

Peter Ricchiuti

The Advocate: The price of oil and gas is the highest since 2014. Here's how that may impact Louisiana

October 11, 2021

Peter Ricchiuti, the William B. Burkenroad Jr. Clinical Professor and senior professor of practice, was interviewed by The Advocate for a story about the effect of rising oil and gas prices in Louisiana.

Rob Lalka

The Advocate: New Orleans Tech Startup Sells for $500 Million

September 28, 2021

Rob Lalka, Lepage Professor of Business and executive director of the Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, was interviewed by the New Orleans Advocate/NOLA.com for a story about local tech startup Levelset’s acquisition by Procore Technologies for $500 million.

Rob Lalka

ImpactAlpha: Letter from New Orleans - Climate risk is business risk, and opportunity

September 15, 2021

Rob Lalka, Lepage Professor in Business and executive director of the Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, contributed an article to ImpactAlpha on the need for businesses to recognize the economic opportunity of addressing climate change.

E&E News: Grid experts grapple with ‘resilience’ in Ida’s wake

September 09, 2021

Eric Smith, professor of practice in management science and associate director of the Tulane Energy Institute, was interviewed by E&E News for a story about weaknesses in the electricity grid brought into relief by Hurricane Ida.

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WVUE Fox 8: Face Masks and Economic Projections

August 07, 2021

Amanda Heitz, assistant professor of finance, was interviewed by WVUE Fox8 News for a segment about the reintroduction of mask mandates in New Orleans in response to the delta variant of the coronavirus.

Dagens ETC: Louisiana is declining but the fossil fuel industry is fighting the transition

July 15, 2021

Josh Herlands, adjunct lecturer and co-instructor of the course Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance, was interviewed by Swedish newspaper Dagens ETC for an article about the struggle taking place in Louisiana between promoters of renewable energy and supporters of the state’s long-dominant fossil fuel industry.

Pierre E. Conner III

Mashable: Why the first big U.S. ocean wind farm is a big deal

May 18, 2021

Pierre Conner, professor of practice and executive director of the Tulane Energy Institute, was interviewed for a Mashable story on the Biden administration’s approval of the country’s first major offshore wind farm.

John Healey

WWL Radio: Caesars deal could mean big bucks for Saints

March 29, 2021

John Healey, assistant professor of marketing, was interviewed by WWL Radio for a story about Caesars Entertainment winning the naming rights to the Louisiana Superdome.

Amanda Heitz photographed outside the Goldring/Woldenberg Business Complex

Fox8: Many families to receive significant tax breaks per child 17-years-old and younger

March 12, 2021

Amanda Heitz, assistant professor of finance, was interview by WVUE Fox8 for a story about the impact of President Biden's American Rescue Plan on families with children.

Eric Smith

S&P Global Platts: Despite February storm, US coal plant retirements likely to continue

March 09, 2021

Eric Smith, professor of practice and associate director of the Tulane Energy Institute, was interviewed by S&P Global Platts for a story about the future of U.S. coal-fired power generation.

Pierre Conner

WVUE Fox 8: Oil prices, Middle East tensions and Louisiana

March 01, 2021

Pierre Conner, professor of practice and executive director of the Tulane Energy Institute, was interviewed by WVUE Fox 8 for a story about the impact of tensions in the Middle East on oil prices.

Eric Smith photographed in the Goldring/Woldenberg Business Complex

WWL-AM: What if Biden's oil & gas moratorium becomes permanent?

February 24, 2021

Eric Smith, professor of practice and associate director of the Tulane Energy Institute, was interviewed by WWL Radio's Newell Normand for a segment about President Biden's temporary moratorium on oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico.