Community Organizations Call on New Orleans City Council to Investigate Entergy New Orleans Spending
The Alliance for Affordable Energy joins other organizations in calling for the New Orleans City Council to investigate utility spending related to advertising, public relations, consulting, lobbying and commissioned research for “Operation Gridiron."
While this revenue will be collected through a charge on customers bills, electric customers will not experience an increase in their bills because incoming bill credits from a settlement in Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) docket EL 18-152 (related to the Grand Gulf Nuclear Station) will offset these costs. The average gas customer will see an increase of $4.93 on their monthly bill.
The law states: “If you feel that the Utility has violated your rights or is in violation of its Customer Service Regulations, you have the right to participate in the Customer Complaint and Dispute Resolution Process."
The Alliance encourages you to exercise your rights as a ratepayer and take advantage of this dispute resolution process if needed; and as your consumer advocate we're here to help.
By Jesse George, AAE's New Orleans Policy Director
By Jesse George, AAE New Orleans Policy Director
By Emma Meyerkopf, AAE's Communications Coordinator
The Council is seeking to make the benefits of Energy Smart more accessible to ratepayers and to accelerate the adoption and deployment of energy-saving technologies, including solar and battery storage systems.
While the moratorium is set to expire, Entergy New Orleans (ENO) announced on Friday, October 28 that it raised quarterly dividend payments to shareholders by 6%. The City cannot abide any more loss of life due to Entergy’s greed and negligence - justice demands it.
City of New Orleans to Offer Utility Assistance to Eligible Renters in Danger of Service Disconnection
Originally Published by The Mayor's Office
July 29, 2022
Entergy offered a $588M settlement to end allegations at Grand Gulf. Should Louisiana agree? By Sam Karlin
New Orleans City Council Climate Committee votes to ban carbon capture & sequestration facilities and pipelines
Why is The Alliance concerned about CCS?
The coal, oil, and gas industry touts CCS as a “solution” to climate change. But CCS projects have consistently overpromised and underperformed, when they have not failed completely. CCS benefits the petrochemical and pipeline companies by enabling these industries to keep expanding profits while supposedly offsetting their emissions. What's worse? CCS poses significant environmental, health and safety risks to our communities and will have disproportionate affects on Black and Native communities. A report from May 2021 by the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council concluded that carbon capture storage projects will not benefit communities.
We don't want this expensive, unproven technology in our city. Tell your Councilmember to vote "yes" on Resolution 22-219!
By Madeline Thomas, AAE Research & Development Intern
Andrew Wiseman was paid $120 to act in support of Entergy's proposed peaking gas power plant.
New Orleans is rapidly moving forward with energy efficiency and preparing to make major decisions on how we meet our energy needs for the next twenty years.
The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy ( http://aceee.org/ ) has announced that it will be releasing an in-depth report on opportunities for energy efficiency in the state of Louisiana and suggestions for program design and implimentation.