The Alliance's Logan Atkinson Burke discusses the Alliance's work here in New Orleans and in Louisiana.
Entergy New Orleans' solar and battery storage pilot program is up and running. The Alliance is thrilled to see utility scale solar in New Orleans. For the full story click on the link below.
New Orleans East residents, specifically those living near the now shuttered Michoud power plant, face accelerated rates of subsidence. The impacts of this subsidence are easily visible. The Alliance for Affordable Energy is concerned about the impacts the proposed natural gas power plant will have on areas of New Orleans East that have already seen accelerated subsidence rates. For the full story click on the link below.
On July 22nd, 2016 Entergy New Orleans' filed a request to restructure the New Orleans utility company. For more details on the proposed restructuring please click on the link below.
Entergy New Orleans will now be forced to provide hard data behind the proposal to build a Natural Gas Combustion Turbine power plant. The Alliance for Affordable Energy has been paying close attention to the Integrated Resource Plan and Entergy's application to build a new Natural Gas Combustion Turbine power plant in New Orleans East. For more details click on the link below.
On June 15th the City Council Utility Committee held a public hearing for stakeholders and community members to voice their thoughts surrounding Entergy New Orleans Inc's proposed Natural Gas power plant in the Michoud area of New Orleans East. Only one council member attended the meeting for no more than ten minutes. The meeting was not recorded, like all other public hearings held at the New Orleans City Council. For more details click on link below.
On April 28th, 2016 several local (including the Alliance for Affordable Energy) and national groups met to discuss a Louisiana Clean Power Plan. For more details about this meeting click on the link below.
The transfer of ownership of Cleco Power to a group of private investors could be complete by the end of the month, despite opponents of the deal having filed a request to rehear. The Alliance for Affordable Energy continues to speak out against the Macquarie/Cleco LBO.
Click on the link below to read The Town Talk’s most recent coverage of the Macquarie/Cleco LBO.
The Alliance for Affordable Energy is urging credit ratings agencies to review the details of the sale and is urging the Public Service Commission to revisit its approval of the deal (the approval made on 03/28).
For the full story follow the link listed below.
During a Special Session held on March 28th, 2016 the Louisiana Public Service Commission approved the previously denied sale of Cleco Power to Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets.
Please read the letter to the editor listed below. The Alliance for Affordable Energy and Chariman of the Louisiana Public Service Commission Clyde Holloway are not the only ones disappointed with the LPSC’s 03/28 decision.
At a special session on March 28th, 2016 the Louisiana Public Service Commission approved the previously rejected Cleco/Macquarie sale. For the full story click on the link listed below.
At a special session on March 28th, 2016 the Louisiana Public Service Commission approved the previously rejected Cleco/Macquarie sale. For the full story and to read the statement made by CEO of the Alliance for Affordable Energy, Casey DeMoss, click on the link listed below.
After a special session on Monday, March 28th, the Louisiana Public Service Commission voted to approve the sale of Cleco to Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets for $ 4.9 billion. The Alliance for Affordable Energy has steadfastly opposed the sale. Click here to read what Alliance for Affordable Energy's CEO, Casey DeMoss had to say about the approval of the sale.
On March 16th Mayor Landrieu urged the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority to address both the causes and the effects of climate change, which he described as an “existential threat” to the city.
Alliance for Affordable Energy’s Casey DeMoss reminded that CPRA & everyone in the audience to recognize the direct connection between carbon emissions from power plants and other industries in the state and the continuing rise in sea level along the coast that is a key cause of coastal land loss. Read more about DeMoss’s insightful perspective about how a Clean Power Plan can help us move into a clean energy future here.
At the Louisiana Public Service Commission B & E meeting on February 24th the LPSC voted against the sale of Cleco to a group of foreign investors. "Public Service Commission Chairman Clyde Holloway described the sale of Cleco to Macquarie as “Wall Street greed” during the panel’s meeting on Wednesday. “It’s all hedge funds,” he said" There are other foreign investors interested in purchasing U.S. utilities, so many investor groups have been paying close attention to what the Louisiana PSC has to say about this proposed sale. Read more about Bloomberg News coverage of the proposed Cleco sale.