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The Alliance for Affordable Energy's weekly discussion on energy matters in Louisiana. We talk tech, policy, politics, economics, civil & environmental rights, and the fair transition to clean and affordable energy. Giving you the information you need to use your power.
Host Yvonne Cappel-Vickery and AAE’s Communication Coordinator, Emma Meyerkopf, discuss recent transmission news (MISO Board Week), offshore wind in the Gulf of Mexico, and the lack of equity in transmission planning.
This episode, join co-host Sophi Zaken and our guests Jackson Voss and Logan Burke as we kick off Louisiana's Legislative season. Jackson fills us in on the structure, opportunities at, and weaknesses of Louisiana's legislature, and what we can expect to see during this tax and budget focused fiscal session. Get an in depth look from Logan at proposed legislation that literally lets Louisiana's energy companies charge unlucky ratepayers- twice!- for setting unneeded coal on fire. Not burning it in a coal plant to produce energy. Just setting it on fire.
Compost: it's dirty, it's decomposed, and it's downright delightful! Loyola New Orleans College of Law students Emma Collin and Molly Liberto join host Sophi to discuss how composting has the ability to slash our methane and carbon emissions, enjoys bipartisan support, and reduces the need for energy intensive, petrochemical-derived fertilizer.
Loyola New Orleans College of Law students and current interns at The Alliance Carrie Ann Decote and Brenna Landis join our hosts to talk about their ongoing project and the group they founded, Louisiana Utility Watchdog. LA Utility Watchdog helps ratepayers understand the complex process of engaging with the Louisiana Public Service Commission (LPSC), the body that regulates most utilities in Louisiana.
PARTNER EPISODE: Enjoy this guest episode with Artis Romero from Cosmic Poetry Radio.
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Why is Louisiana facing an insurance crisis? Homeowners are struggling to afford the hundreds and even thousands of dollars per year more it now costs to insure their homes against floods and disasters. Jackson Voss, the Climate Policy Coordinator at Alliance for Affordable Energy, talks with hosts Yvonne and Sophi about the legacy of slavery and racial discrimination in the insurance industry, how a state-provided insurance program is contributing to jacked-up rates, and solutions for more equitable insurance.
Sheila Tahir, of the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, draws connections between the 1811 Louisiana Slave Revolt and the grassroots environmental movement of the River Parishes. Sheila hosts the Down by the River Bike Ride, which introduces how themes of resistance and resilience have defined the area now known as Cancer Alley for centuries. Join our host, Yvonne, to learn about the transition from plantations to petrochemicals in the region.
We are thrilled to have Jo Banner, Founder & Director of the Descendants Project, with us for todays' episode. The Descendants Project is a nonprofit, based in St. John the Baptist Parish, that advocates for the descendants of people once enslaved in Louisiana’s river parishes. They work with the community to improve the economy, improve health, and protect the land, while at the same time honoring their ancestry and heritage.
Learn about some of the amazing work Jo and the Descendants Project does including a lawsuit they filed to correct the illegal rezoning of residential land for use by heavy industry and bringing in opportunities for residents in the film industry to give them another options besides working on a grain elevator or at a petrochemical plant.
This week’s guests are from the Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement & Development (CSED). Hear from Arthur Johnson (CEO) and Dr. Bernard Singleton (Research Director) on CSED’s mission and focus on environmental research projects.
Learn about some of CSED's ongoing projects including their Environmental Research Internship for High School students, air monitoring in Lower 9th Ward Community, and a Wetland Nursery initiative that is growing cypress trees to be planted in the wetlands area.
PPH- Guest Pepper Roussel discusses upcycling, how we can achieve a more sustainable NOLA, & the upcoming Love Your City Zero Waste Challenge
This week's guest is Pepper Roussel - food lawyer, activist and the Interim Development Director at Life City. Host Sophie Zaken & guest Roussel will discuss the state of trash, upcycling, and how we can achieve a more sustainable New Orleans. Plus, Pepper tells us about the upcoming Love Your City Zero Waste Challenge and event on November 15th, 2021. Click "Read More" for details on the event and to get your free ticket.
Tune in this week to hear from special guest Brent Newman, Senior Policy Director at Audubon Delta. Host Logan Burke is also joined by AAE staff members Kanitra Caston-Hill and Jesse George. The team discusses the energy work of Audubon Delta. Learn about the important link between birds, people and the environment.
If you care about birds, you should also care about climate issues...birds are an indicator of what's happening in an ecosystem, and that includes the impacts from climate change.
Host Sophie Zaken speaks with recent Tulane graduate Sara Good-Chanmugam about sustainability on Tulane's campus, composting and community gardens.
PPH- Louisiana is the trading floor for international commodities markets, hear from Michael Esealuka & Scott Eustis of Healthy Gulf
Hosts talk with Michael Esealuka & Scott Eustis of Healthy Gulf about the petrochemical industry in Louisiana. In general people don't see petrochemicals as fueling the climate crisis, but petrochemicals account for 12% of global demand for oil & gas.
LA is not really an energy state. We're the trading floor for international commodities markets - whether its oil, chemical ammonia fertilizer, plastics, or methanol - our land, water, air and lungs are considered the trading floor so that international companies can move this stuff around the world.
PPH- Hear from Megan Miliken Biven about how cleaning up abandoned wells means employing abandoned workers
Host Logan Burke interviews Megan Miliken Biven about a brilliant idea she's been cultivating. Megan Miliken Biven has developed a proposal to put thousands of Americans who have been abandoned by the oil and gas industry back to work to identify and cap millions of abandoned and orphaned oil and gas wells, many of which are emitting methane at an alarming rate.
Righting the wrongs of Louisiana's energy past requires some serious clean-up that will require workers who are experienced in the oil fields. This effort could be a first step toward a just transition.
Jane Patton (Sr. Campaign Manager at CIEL; Cofounder and Director at No Waste NOLA) joins hosts Logan Burke and Sophie Zaken to discuss Carbon Capture, Storage and utilization (CCSU), the new "Clean Coal," and yet another tax subsidy for the Fossil Fuel Industry.
Host Logan Burke discusses how air pollution affects our lives, communities, and nation with Monique Harden from the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice (DSCEJ). This coming Friday, December 31 is the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Clean Air Act- 50 years of legal pollution.
The title "Clean Air Act" is incredibly misleading- for 50 years this Act has allowed companies to legally release some of the most carcinogenic, mutogenic, hazardous, and harmful pollutants. Rather than keep pollutants out of our air, water, land, and bodies, the laws as written enable legal pollution by merely requiring companies to self-report emissions.
Sophie Zaken and Logan Burke learn about Pipeline Regulation, Building Codes, Save our Key Deer, and Stop the 30 Meter Telescope from Professor Marianne Cufone and Loyola Law students Derek Heath, Stacie Osborn, Matthew Thompson, and Justin Macadangdang.
Host Sophie Zaken discusses the work of Southeast Climate & Energy Network (SCEN) to provide strategic coordination among organizations in the Southeast to secure fair, just and science-based climate and energy policies with Executive Director, Alexander Easdale.
Host Logan Burke discusses the opportunities around solar power and storage (battery backup) with experts Seth Mullendore and Marriele Mango from Clean Energy Group ahead of their January 15th Smart and Sustainable Cities Committee Meeting presentation for Solar + Storage Day.
Hosts Logan Burke and Sophie Zaken discuss the history of this toxic landfill gone residential with local experts Lionel Youngblood, Lavanna Varnado-Brown, Christopher Oliver, and Emily Szklarski.
Fully funded relocation of current inhabitants would only cost the city $20 M and is supported by the Federal Government.