Record-Breaking Winter Weather Causes 4 Deaths in Louisiana

February 18, 2021

Causing rolling blackouts that left over 67,000 people without power, water boil advisories in numerous parishes, and over 350 ice-related car wrecks, the winter weather that hit Louisiana this week has been severe.  Governor John Bel Edwards dubbed it the longest prolonged winter weather “in decades” commenting that ”it’s very significant.” New Orleans experienced the […]

City Council Bows to Entergy with Renewable and Clean Portfolio Standard, Meanwhile Energy Bills Skyrocket

February 6, 2021

In March 2020, the New Orleans City Council voted unanimously to pass a “Renewable and Clean Portfolio Standard” (RCPS), which would mandate carbon emissions reductions from the city’s energy provider, Entergy New Orleans. The RCPS comes nearly three years after the Council published their Climate Action Plan, which envisions a 50% reduction in New Orleans’ greenhouse […]

Unleashing the Power of the Sun

March 1, 2019

With a high percentage of sunny days and peak power demand on the hottest, brightest days of the year, New Orleans is a great candidate for transitioning to solar energy. But why hasn’t this transition happened quicker? “New Orleans has good insolation,” explains Logan Atkinson Burke, the Executive Director of the Alliance for Affordable Energy. […]

The Progressive’s Weekend: 9/28 – 9/30

September 28, 2018

Past policies, beyond bickering and right at the doorstep of our inner child, this is The Progressive’s Weekend! Ugh. That’s my honest to goodness reaction to this Kavanaugh business. My right eye has been twitching in the recent hours since his fiery testimony, and it still bothers me – the eye and the potential supreme […]

Your Wallet and Health for a Power Plant?

August 1, 2018

In June of 2016, Entergy closed its steam electric Michoud plant at 12550 Old Gentilly Road, after being in commercial production since 1957. Entergy decided they wanted to build another plant in the same place, using the same resources. In a world that’s turning towards wind and solar, Entergy decided to go with natural gas.

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