Rice’s Baker Institute Opens Center For Energy Studies

November 2012, Vol. 239 No. 11

Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy is establishing a new Center for Energy Studies (CES) to expand the institute’s energy research and policy programs.

“CES will build on the Baker Institute’s leading position in energy geopolitics, as well as engage in new research and broaden its focus on domestic energy and environmental issues,” said Kenneth Medlock, the James A. Baker III and Susan G. Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics, who has been appointed senior director of CES.

The mission of CES will be to provide policymakers, corporate leaders and the public with quality, data-driven analysis of issues that influence energy markets. CES will provide a nonpartisan voice to issues that are often politically divisive, Medlock said.