Louisiana News

The following news clips highlight Louisiana involvement in recent renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and list in chronological order. Here you can scroll through of stories dating back to 2003. Alternatively, you can search state energy news by state and topic.

January 14, 2013

Largest Kansas Wind Farm is Operational

The largest wind farm in Kansas, the $800 million Flat Ridge 2 Wind Farm, is operational, and will produce 470 megawatts of electricity. More

December 18, 2012

Louisiana Looks to Statewide Energy-Efficiency Program

The Louisiana Public Service Commission (PSC) recently approved a statewide energy-efficiency program for homeowners and businesses. More

October 19, 2011

City of New Orleans Launches Home Energy Efficiency Program

New Orleans has launched a home energy efficiency program, one of DOE's Better Buildings Neighborhood projects. The $1.7 million project is backed by American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding. More

August 19, 2011

Energy Efficiency Funds Headed towards Louisiana State Prisons

Money provided via federal economic stimulus financing to provide new boilers, chillers and other energy-saving equipment at prisons across the state. More

February 9, 2011

DOE Offers Loan Guarantee to Boost Advanced Biofuels

DOE has announced a conditional commitment to Diamond Green Diesel, LLC, for a $241 million loan guarantee. The guarantee will support the proposed joint venture to build a 137-million gallon per year renewable diesel facility in Louisiana. More

September 16, 2009

DOE Delivers $354 Million for Energy Efficiency Projects in 22 States

DOE has awarded $354 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to 22 states under the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program. More

January 7, 2009

DOE Helps Build Four New Energy-Saving Homes in New Orleans

Four newly constructed homes in New Orleans, Louisiana, are the first in that city to meet the strict energy performance goal of DOE's Builders Challenge, a voluntary initiative for energy-efficient homes. To help meet the goal, DOE provided technical assistance to the builder, Project Home Again. More

August 8, 2007

DOE to Fund Energy Audits for Schools in New Orleans

DOE will provide $1.5 million to New Orleans' public schools for energy audits that could identify up to $1 million in potential annual energy savings. DOE also announced the upcoming release of an energy design guide for schools. More

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