Sierra CLub- ENTERGY’S MOVE TO FORCE CONSTRUCTION OF CONTROVERSIAL GAS POWER PLANT WITHOUT PUBLIC INPUT FACES OPPOSITION
(New Orleans, LA) –Today, the Alliance for Affordable Energy, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, Inc., and Sierra Club filed an objection to Entergy’s request for a decision on its latest gas power plant application without public input nor independent analysis. The filing requests adequate time for public review and input by New Orleans residents who will be asked to pay for the gas power plant and bear the burdens of its environmental impact.
Source: Sierra Club
Article Link: http://content.sierraclub.org/press-releases/2017/07/entergy-s-move-force-construction-controversial-gas-power-plant-without
Sierra CLub- ENTERGY’S LATEST REQUEST TO BUILD GAS PLANT IN CONFLICT WITH MAYOR’S CLIMATE ACTION STRATEGY
(New Orleans, LA) – Yesterday, Entergy New Orleans submitted its latest proposal to build a gas power plant in New Orleans East despite ongoing opposition from residents, businesses and organizations. Today, the Alliance for Affordable Energy, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, and the Sierra Club commend Mayor Mitch Landrieu for developing a Climate Action Strategy for the City of New Orleans. The Mayor’s ‘Climate Action for a Resilient New Orleans’ calls for 255 megawatts of locally generated solar energy by 2030 and promotes a transition to 100% "low-carbon power."
Source: Sierra Club
Article Link: http://content.sierraclub.org/press-releases/2017/07/entergy-s-latest-request-build-gas-plant-conflict-mayor-s-climate-action
Times-Picayune- Entergy gives City Council two options for Michoud power plant -- but it really wants one
"Building a gas power plant is not only in conflict with the City's climate action strategy, it would also put all New Orleans ratepayers on the hook for more than $200 million in construction costs alone and create serious environmental concerns for residents in New Orleans East," Burke said. "Across the country, efficient and renewable energy systems are proving to be cheaper and more resilient than pollution emitting fossil fuels."
Source: The Times-Picayune
Article link: www.nola.com/business/index.ssf/2017/07/entergy_gives_city_council_2_o.html
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.
On December 21, 2016 the Louisiana Public Service Commission met in New Orleans. One agenda item discused will impact all Entergy Louisiana customers. Due to a nuclear power plant mistake at the Waterford 3 facility customers will receive a credit on their January 2017 bill to help compensate for the costs associated with correcting the costly nuclear power plant mistake. Click on the link below for the full story.
On December 12th the City Council Utility Regulatory Office (CURO) hosted a public hearing for community members to voice their thoughts about Entergy's proposed natural gas power plant. Over 100 people attended the hearing. The vast majority of speakers urged city council not to approve the construction of the 226 MW Combustion Turbine natural gas power plant, slated to be built in the Michoud area of New Orleans East. Click on the link below for the Advocate's coverage of the 12/12/16 CURO Public Hearing.
The Alliance for Affordable Energy has hosted a series of town hall meetings throughout Louisiana. These town hall meetings are intended to discuss energy policy in Louisiana. Alliance for Affordable Energy C.E.O. Casey DeMoss spoke in Monroe about energy policy in Louisiana. For the full story click on the link below.
KTBS TV reports on growing opposition to proposed Cleco sale. For the full story click on the link listed below.
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.