Energy Future New Orleans (EFNO) Submits Community Led Plan for the First 100% Resilient and Renewable Portfolio Standard Energy Plan Standard in the Gulf South
New Orleans, LA - July 16, 2019 - On the heels of what many expected to be an historic weather event in the City of New Orleans, a coalition of local and national groups and businesses submitted a sweeping proposal aimed at transforming the current energy system in the city to 100% renewable energy by 2040. Hurricane Barry served as a reminder that resilience is intertwined with the fate of New Orleans, and that renewable energy as well as equity are the keys to its long term survival. This innovative proposal represents not only a first for New Orleans, but also for the Gulf South, and was developed through community input to ensure equity, reduced cost of electric bills, and lasting environmental benefits. The Coalition filed their proposal with the Clerk of Council on Monday, July 15th as a part of a formal City Council proceeding.
By Emma King, AAE Research Analyst Intern
New Orleans is a city in which residents and businesses are plagued with frequent power outages. These outages are more than an inconvenience and affect people in a myriad of ways. This report provides a detailed understanding of how these outages hinder the New Orleans community by splitting the topic into four parts. The first discusses the problem of outages by calculating the cost to energy consumers and comparing outage data from Entergy New Orleans, the city’s utility provider, to previously-conducted studies as well as the national average and averages from other Louisiana utilities. The second part examines the diverse implications of outages in New Orleans that may not be included in the calculated monetary cost because of the broad and encompassing effects of outages. The third section provides solutions to outages that can be undertaken by individuals, businesses, and cities as a whole. The fourth section places these solutions into the context of current efforts to reduce outages and improve energy efficiency in New Orleans and suggests how we move forward from here.
City Council has ordered Entergy New Orleans to share bi-monthly reports of power outages. After comparing the outages with those reported by the news media, thousands of outages have been uncovered that Entergy failed to record.
By Madeline Thomas
Show us the receipts! Does Entergy's and the Council Advisors' claim of $96 million hold up in the light of day?
February 19, 2019, New Orleans, LA -- Earlier today, Susan Miller, counsel for the Alliance for Affordable Energy, as well as organizations and residents opposed to Entergy's gas plant, sent a letter to the New Orleans City Council in response to Council concerns. Groups are calling for the Council to initiate a public prudence review concerning Entergy's request for $96 million from New Orleans residents and businesses.
Entergy cannot simply wave a fist full of invoices at the City Council and be found to be entitled to ratepayer reimbursement for the expenditures!
Who’s liable for the costs when a regulated utility is responsible for a disaster?
To be honest, we’re really not sure, but all eyes are on California to see how they hash this out.
The results from the Independent Investigation into Entergy’s Paid Actor Scandal hit the presses late last night. Here’s all the info you need.
This past January 2018, Louisiana and the rest of the MISO South region experienced a Maximum Generation (MaxGen) event during a cold snap where temperatures dropped to the teens in South Louisiana.
Commission withholds support for $1.3 Billion in guaranteed ratepayer benefit
Good news! Last year’s energy efficiency program reports are in and the numbers are impressive. Entergy Louisiana, Cleco and SWEPCO all surpassed their energy savings goals and on average, came up under budget in reducing Louisiana’s peak demand by over 15 megawatts and saving ratepayers over $37.6 million. Here’s the breakdown:
Impacted residents locked out; Lawsuit says approval of Entergy’s gas plant must be voided
Despite overwhelming public outcry against Entergy's gas plant, on March 8th New Orleans City Council voted 6-1 in it's favor. Here is how New Orleans community leaders and advocates are responding, and how you can get involved.
Since joining the Alliance for Affordable Energy in 2005, Forest Bradley-Wright has been a tireless force working to improve Louisiana’s energy landscape in nearly every way imaginable.
The Alliance for Affordable Energy (AAE) is now accepting applications for New Orleans Policy Director, apply now!
Andrew Wiseman was paid $120 to act in support of Entergy's proposed peaking gas power plant.
Last night, Louisiana’s utilities asked customers to do something powerful: use less energy.