This year, every seat in New Orleans City Council is up for grab, as is the Mayor's office. The people elected to these positions will make energy decisions that will impact the city for decades. We are holding public forums to give citizens the opportunity to learn about each candidates' stance on the issues that will affect each and every one of us. Read more to learn about the events and Energy Policy in New Orleans.
Entergy power outages June 2016- May 2017
City Council has opened an investigation into the root causes of these many outages (Docket UD-17-04) and will be requiring Entergy to implement a plan to fix the problem.
by Philip Henderson, Natural Resources Defense Council
The Mayor of New Orleans, Mitch Landrieu, today presented a Climate Action Plan, a roadmap for the city to reduce its carbon pollution 50% by 2030. The Mayor’s Plan is realistic and actionable, describing specific measures needed in electricity, transportation, waste, and water to prepare the city to grow and thrive into the future.
Mayor Landrieu is also the new President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. His Plan shows that cities can shape their future, rather than wait passively for worst-case scenarios to materialize.
What does Entergy know that we don't? After Entergy hits pause on gas plant idea in New Orleans East, neighbors are demanding research be made public.
Testimonies from multiple industry and environmental experts specializing in Louisiana's local and coastal impacts, environmental and sociology explain how the proposed plant in unrealistic and goes against the public interest.
A helpful and easy to read graphic highlighting the most important risks and drawbacks of Entergy's proposed plant.
Whatever Happened to N.O. City Council Docket Number UD-16-01?
New Orleans Becomes Energy Policy Leader by Conducting First Health Impact Assessment on Energy Production in the Gulf South.
Health Impact Assessment for Proposed Michoud Power Plant Released by the Louisiana Public Health Institute and the Alliance for Affordable Energy
Road Map to the Future Take II:
Alternative Options to the Proposed Combustion Turbine Power Plant in New Orleans East
New Orleans City Council Makes Entergy Justify Their Negligent Actions
Frequently Asked Questions about the Entergy New Orleans’ IRP
Entergy New Orleans has filed a draft of their Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). So what’s an IRP? An IRP is a process that brings utilities, regulators, and stakeholders together to forecast future energy needs and for Entergy to develop a roadmap for meeting those needs over the next 20 years.
Why do I care about Entergy New Orleans’ IRP? The IRP process guides how YOUR energy will be created for the next 20 years. If you want to see more clean energy in New Orleans, get involved!
What is in Entergy New Orleans’ draft IRP? Entergy’s Michoud power plant is scheduled to shut down this month. That leaves a gap in our energy needs. Unfortunately, Entergy decided to thwart the IRP public process and decided that building a new 250 MW Combustion Turbine (CT) power plant in the same location as the original plant is the only way to meet our energy gap.Entergy announced they will be asking the Council for permission to build the plant this month, before even finalizing the IRP or addressing serious concerns about the IRP.
How you can make an impact on Entergy New Orleans Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) and More.
What We Think About the Cleco/Macquarie Purchase
The fight to keep CLECO local is not over yet.
With a new year comes new goals and possibilities!
The City of New Orleans Promotes Energy Efficiency by Increasing Energy Savings
Follow These Tips to Stay Warm This Winter Without Breaking the Bank!
Sustainability is a Major Goal for the Strategic Plan
Are Oil and Gas Seem as Great for Louisiana's Economy as They Seem?
Tulane University is Hosting the 21st Annual Environmental Law Summit!
Polling Has Consistently Shown That Latino and Hispanic Voters Support Action to Combat Climate Change
Just How Water-Intensive Are Power Plants?