Political connections, contributions helped utility consultants keep lucrative contracts for decades, former council members say By Michael Isaac Stein
Originally published in The Lens, by Michael Isaac Stein
March 28, 2019
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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!
Author Robert Walton @TeamWetDog
January 13th, 2019 by Steve Hanley
S&P Global reports the cost of solar with battery backup dropped precipitously in 2018. In a few cases in the sunny Southwest region of the United States, several tenders for solar plus storage came in at under $30 per megawatt-hour last year. Stand alone prices for installed battery storage — based on a 20 megawatt-hour system with 4 hours of storage — dropped 40% from the previous year to $357 per kilowatt-hour and are expected to keep falling. Bloomberg New Energy Finance projects a further 52% reduction by 2030.
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.
On Last Week Tonight, John Oliver explains how dangerous astroturfing is, citing Entergy New Orleans' paid actors (11:07) scandal.
"Organizations can hire fake advocates who create the illusion of real support for their message. It’s a shady practice called astroturfing that can warp the public perception of anything...even astroturfing."
By Tim Morris, Columnist; firstname.lastname@example.org,
NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
City Council members have called Entergy New Orleans' use of paid actors to pack meetings in support of the utility's planned $210 million power plant "morally reprehensible" and "a perversion of our public process."
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.