Alternative Energy and Green Building Resources in Central Region

 Energy Best Management Practices

   
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Cut Electricity Costs

This site offers advice on how to save money by saving energy. Learn proven tips that cost nothing to implement and require very little lifestyle change that have the potential of cutting your electric bill significantly. For the more energy conscious homeowner, there are discussions on more advanced topics like residential wind power, home solar energy, and low energy lighting. Be green and save green! Click here.

 

Best Management Practices for Solar and Wind Energy Development: A Conservationist’s Guide
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Best Management Practices provide science-based criteria and standards that land managers and conservation planners follow in making and implementing decisions about human uses and projects that affect our natural resources.

 

Managing Manure with Biogas Recovery Systems BMPs
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Improved performance at competitive costs is promised by this 2002 EPA publication all about anaerobic digestion and biogas recovery for energy.

 

Green Remediation Best Management Practices: Integrating Renewable Energy into Site Cleanup
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Use of renewable energy resources provides a significant opportunity to reduce the environmental footprint of activities conducted during investigation, remediation, and monitoring of hazardous waste sites.

 

15 O & M Best Practices for Energy Efficient Buildings
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Building operation and maintenance programs specifically designed to enhance operating efficiency of HVAC and lighting systems can save 5 to 20 percent of the energy bills without significant capital investment.

 

Energy Saver 101: Everything You Need to Know About Landscaping
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Landscaping doesn't only add beauty to your home, but it can also improve your home's comfort and lower your energy bills.

 

Fall and Winter Energy-Saving Tips
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Simple and inexpensive actions can help you save energy and money during the cool fall and winter months.

 

Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Home Cooling
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You can reduce air conditioning energy use by 20-50 percent by switching to high-efficiency air conditioners and taking other actions to lower your home cooling costs.

 

Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Home Energy Audits
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A home energy audit helps you pinpoint where your house is losing energy and what you can do to save money. A home energy audit will also assess health and safety issues that might exist in your home.

 

Tips: Your Home's Energy Use
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A home energy assessment (sometimes referred to as an energy audit) will show what parts of your house use the most energy and suggest the best ways to cut energy costs.

 

Anaerobic Digestion 101
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This is an article from the EPA site about anaerobic/biomass recovery systems.  Click here to read the information: 

 

Partial Composting for Biodrying Organic Materials
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This factsheet differentiates composting from biodrying, with the former leading to good soil amendments and the latter leading to good material for bioenergy production.& ...

 

Composting
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This factsheet explains the compost process, what can be composted, its benefits, and the major different methods of composting.

 

Easy Compost
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How to make and use a garbage can composter.

 

Three-Bin Turning Compost Bins
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This fact sheet explains how to build bins from concrete blocks or wood, and how to add waste and maintain the compost.

 

Best Management Practices for Fayetteville Shale Natural Gas Activities

This 30-page document developed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service in cooperation with numerous state and federal agencies, provides a comprehensive overview of recommended voluntary practices for energy companies during exploration, drilling and reclamation activities.& ...

 

Backyard Composting - Wastes to Resources
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Which composting system is right for you? Find the answers and more in this helpful guide to composting

 

Mold: Important Questions, Objective Answers
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Conflicting information and media coverage about hazards of mold and how to handle mold problems have left many people confused, concerned and sometimes frightened.

 

Mold Removal Guidelines for Your Flooded Home
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A flood-damaged home needs special care to remove mold safely and effectively. Mold begins to grow on materials that stay wet longer than two or three days.

 

U.S. Farm Anaerobic Digester Status: A 2011 Snapshot
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This EPA factsheet gives information on trends in use of these manure management systems in the U.S.

 

Farmers’ Guide to Wind Energy
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A 293 page guide to the Legal Issues in Farming the Wind on your farm from June 2007

 

 Green Building

   
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Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM) Lender Database

 

What is green building?

By U.S. Green Building Council
How do buildings work with our natural surroundings to create a more sustainable place to live? Learn how LEED can help make our world greener for all.
 

 

The Business Case for Green Building

The WorldGBC launched its new report, "The Business Case for Green Building" in March 2013. Miles Keeping introduces the report and its findings at Ecobuild in London.

 

Energy Saver 101: Everything You Need to Know About Landscaping
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Landscaping doesn't only add beauty to your home, but it can also improve your home's comfort and lower your energy bills.

 

Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Home Cooling
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You can reduce air conditioning energy use by 20-50 percent by switching to high-efficiency air conditioners and taking other actions to lower your home cooling costs.

 

Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Home Energy Audits
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A home energy audit helps you pinpoint where your house is losing energy and what you can do to save money. A home energy audit will also assess health and safety issues that might exist in your home.

 

Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM)
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What is an Energy Efficient Mortgage? Energy efficient mortgages (EEMs, sometimes known as “green mortgages”) are loans that allow homeowners to finance energy-efficient upgrades for their current home or in a new home purchase.& ...

 

The five principles of green building
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Green buildings are designed, constructed, and operated to enhance the well-being of their occupants and support a healthy community and natural environment.

 

Louisiana Developer Green Building Guide
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This guide offers both an explanation of green building concepts and strategies and a breakdown of the recently adopted green building section of Louisiana’s Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP), as drafted by the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency (LHFA).

 

Show Green Building Organizations & Professionals (26)
There are 26 resources serving Central Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Green Building Organizations & Professionals serving Central Region
Architects
Donald Fant, AIA LEED AP
Woodward Design+Build - Director of Design - New Orleans, LA
Erik Wismar, AIA, LEED AP
Woodward Design+Build - Senior Architect - New Orleans, LA
John Dalton, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Woodward Design+Build - Senior Architect - New Orleans, LA
Margaret 'Peggy' Landry
Perry Dampf Dispute Solutions - Baton Rouge, LA
S. E. Huey Co.
- Monroe, LA
Woodward Design+Build
Thibodaux Office - Thibodaux, LA
Certified Energy Auditors
3FFICIENT Energy
- San Luis Rey, CA
Energy Efficient Mortgage Lenders
Access National Mortgage
- Reston, VA
Green Building Professionals
Brad Reese, LEED AP BD+C
MAPP Construction - New Orleans, LA
Brian Parker, LEED GA
MAPP Construction - Business Unit Leader - New Orleans, LA
C Herren & Associates
Cathy Herren - Grayson, LA
Christian Generes, LEED AP
Landis Construction LLC - Vice President, Preconstruction - New Orleans, LA
Dana Brown & Associates
- New Orleans, LA
Donald Fant, AIA LEED AP
Woodward Design+Build - Director of Design - New Orleans, LA
Erik Wismar, AIA, LEED AP
Woodward Design+Build - Senior Architect - New Orleans, LA
Euroshield Recycled Rubber Roofing Products
Global Environmental Manufacturing (G.E.M.) Inc. - Calgary, AB
John Dalton, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Woodward Design+Build - Senior Architect - New Orleans, LA
MAPP Construction
Beau Wolfe - Baton Rouge, LA
McDonnel Group, LLC
- Metairie, LA
McInnis Brothers Construction
Minden Office - Minden, LA
Melot Construction LLC
Scott Wallace - Colfax, LA
US Green Building Council, Louisiana Chapter
Shannon Stage - Executive Director - Baton Rouge, LA
Woodward Design+Build
Thibodaux Office - Thibodaux, LA
Green Point Raters / Energy Auditors
Bruce Phillips
- Shreveport, LA
Donna Childerss
- Jena, LA
Raymond Crews
- Shreveport, LA

 Renewable - Alternative Energy

   
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Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM) Lender Database

 

Cut Electricity Costs

This site offers advice on how to save money by saving energy. Learn proven tips that cost nothing to implement and require very little lifestyle change that have the potential of cutting your electric bill significantly. For the more energy conscious homeowner, there are discussions on more advanced topics like residential wind power, home solar energy, and low energy lighting. Be green and save green! Click here.

 

Residential Solar Panel Systems Complete Renewable Energy Solutions for Your Home
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Solar panels are the stars of the residential solar system, gleaming on the rooftop as they tell the world, or at least the neighborhood, that this homeowner cares enough about the environment to ease the household’s carbon footprint while smartly lowering electric bills. & ...

 

Finding the Right Solar Panel Installer
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Finding the right contractor is possibly the single most important part of a solar installation project. Homeowners choosing to go solar often are excited to start the process.

 

Why Renewable Energy?
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Clean energy sources like wind and solar can help us reduce climate change, but can harm wildlife and wildlands if not carefully located.

 

Hydrogen Energy
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Hydrogen can store energy until it's needed and move it to where it's needed.

 

Hydropower
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Moving water has energy.

 

Biomass Energy
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Biomass is anything that is, or once was, alive. Biomass is wood, plants, and garbage.

 

Geothermal Energy
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Geothermal energy is heat inside the Earth. Geothermal energy is renewable.

 

Wind Energy
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Wind is moving air. There will be wind as long as the sun shines.

 

Solar Energy
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Solar energy is light energy. Solar energy is renewable.

 

Why Is Solar Energy?
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Every day, the sun radiates an enormous amount of energy - called solar energy. It radiates more energy in one day than the world uses in one year.

 

Home Solar Panels: Pros, Cons, and Hidden Costs
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Once limited to consumers with deep pockets and strong environmentalist values, solar panels are less expensive than ever.

 

Biomass Energy Resources in Louisiana
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A description of how biomass is being used for energy in Louisiana with an emphasis on the potential for expansion in the industry. View on lsuagcenter.c ...

 

NREL: Dynamic Maps, GIS Data and Analysis Tools - Visualization & Geospatial Tools

National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) Geospatial Data Science Team have developed tools that allow users to determine things such as how much electricity can be produced from solar systems on a house or what renewable resources are available in a specific area. The most current list of available NREL's GIS tools for biomass, solar, geothermal, wind, transportation and hydrogen can be accessed here.

 

BioDiesel Retail Location Finder

Biodiesel is a clean-burning replacement for petroleum diesel that can be used in virtually any diesel engine without modification. Biodiesel is produced from a variety of domestically available, renewable sources including vegetable oil, biomass (such as wood chips) and animal fats. It acts like diesel fuel, but produces fewer harmful emissions, is biodegradable and nontoxic, and is safer to use the diesel fuel.
Find a biodiesel retail location in your area »

 

Barking Up the Wrong Tree? Forest Sustainability in the Wake of Emerging Bioenergy Policies
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Renewable energy policies generally have assumed that forests can provide a significant source of environmentally-friendly feedstocks for electricity, heat and power generation.

 

A Landowner’s Guide to Carbon Sequestration Credits

This guide offers a path for local landowners to earn additional income while helping diminish adverse effects of global climate change through implementation of carbon sequestration and other stackable incentives.

 

Louisiana Developer Green Building Guide
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This guide offers both an explanation of green building concepts and strategies and a breakdown of the recently adopted green building section of Louisiana’s Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP), as drafted by the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency (LHFA).

 

Show Renewable - Alternative Energy Organizations & Professionals (40)
There are 40 resources serving Central Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Renewable - Alternative Energy Organizations & Professionals serving Central Region
Alternative Energy
3FFICIENT Energy
- San Luis Rey, CA
AMERESCO Solar
- Framingham, MA
American Resource & Energy
- Saint Paul, MN
American Solar Energy Society
- Boulder, CO
Cianbro
- Pittsfield, ME
Dasolar
Douglas ArrisonNV
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center - Raleigh, NC
DISGEN Development Services, LLC
Dale Osborn - President - Lakewood, CO
Effective Solar Products, L.L.C.
- Lockport, LA
ElectraTherm
- Reno, NV
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
FDC Enterprises Grasslands Services
- New Albany, OH
FutureMetrics
- Bethel, ME
Geothermal Drilling, Inc.
William C. McPike - Huntsville, TX
Heatek Energy LLC
Evan Jones - Engineer - Auburn, ME
LetsGoSolar.com
Laura Brigham - Editor - San Francisco, CA
National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
- Butte, MT
Pika Energy
- Westbrook, ME
Smart Solar
- Libertyville, IL
Solar Panels Plus
- Chesapeake, VA
Southwall Technologies Window Films
Jill Clardy - Director, Sales Operations & Customer Service - Chicago, IL
Survival Unlimited LLC
Sandy Picou - Gonzales, LA
Sustainable Strategies
- Saint Charles, IL
The Price Companies, Inc.
- Monticello, AR
Westervelt Renewable Energy
- Tuscaloosa, AL
ZeroBase Energy, LLC
- Ferndale, MI
CFL Disposal sites
Home Depot Alexandria #374
Angela D. Ricard - Alexandria, LA
Home Depot Alexandria,La #374
Angela D. Ricard - Alexandria, LA
Lowes Alexandria
- Alexandria, LA
Lowes Pineville
- Pineville, LA
Energy Assistance Programs
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center - Raleigh, NC
Energy Saving / Green Products
Euroshield Recycled Rubber Roofing Products
Global Environmental Manufacturing (G.E.M.) Inc. - Calgary, AB
Geothermal Drilling, Inc.
William C. McPike - Huntsville, TX
Louisiana Public Service Commission
- Baton Rouge, LA
The Green Project
Christal White - Director of Development, Marketing & Media - New Orleans, LA
Walter 'BO' Smith, Jr.
Cornerstone Home Lending, Inc. - Mortgage Financing Specialist - Jackson, MS
Waste Management Specialists
BigBelly Solar Compacting Trash Receptacle
- Newton, MA
EarthCare Technologies Inc.
Phil Fredericks - Owner - West Fork, AR
Louisiana Rural Water Association
- Kinder, LA
Owens Manufacturing and Specialty Co., Inc
- Lafayette, LA
 

 Google News about Alternative Energy and Green Building Resources

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Green Building News Items
ADM, Agrible and General Mills and Louisiana Cotton Farmer Jay Hardwick Take Top Honors at Field to Market's 2018 Sustainability Leadership Awards - CSRwire.com
11/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
ADM, Agrible and General Mills and Louisiana Cotton Farmer Jay Hardwick Take Top Honors at Field to Market's 2018 Sustainability Leadership Awards    CSRwire.com DENVER, Nov. 14 /CSRwire/ - Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture last night announced the 2018 recipients of its prestigious Sustainability ...

Singh is Louisiana's USGBC Innovation Champion 2018 - News at Louisiana Tech
11/1/2018 3:00:00 AM
Singh is Louisiana's USGBC Innovation Champion 2018    News at Louisiana Tech An architect and associate professor in the School of Design, Louisiana Tech's Kevin Singh is more interested in designing students than buildings. This fall the ...

Events: Protect cyclists on Louisiana Avenue - Greater Greater Washington
10/22/2018 3:00:00 AM
Events: Protect cyclists on Louisiana Avenue    Greater Greater Washington Protect cyclists on Louisiana Avenue, help develop policy recommendations to make DC's streets safer for people walking, consider what it means to build a city ...

Mississippi River Diversions Could Save Louisiana's Drowning Coast - Engineering News-Record
8/9/2018 3:00:00 AM
Mississippi River Diversions Could Save Louisiana's Drowning Coast    Engineering News-Record Engineers are working to help reconnect the Mississippi River to Louisiana's sediment-starved wetlands in an effort to rebuild some of the land that is ...

Podcast Episode 126 — Wave Goodbye to Plywood? - Fine Homebuilding
7/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
Podcast Episode 126 — Wave Goodbye to Plywood?    Fine Homebuilding This special edition features Fine Homebuilding editor Justin Fink interviewing two LBM experts from Louisiana-Pacific. They are Brian St.Germain, director of ...

DEALER PROFILE: LA CROSSE LUMBER OF WISCONSIN - Building-Products.com
7/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
DEALER PROFILE: LA CROSSE LUMBER OF WISCONSIN    Building-Products.com What do you get when you plant a lumber company named Lacrosse (a town on Wisconsin's bank of the Mississippi) into a community called Louisiana?

Databases: AZ List - News at Louisiana Tech
7/5/2018 1:51:26 PM
Databases: AZ List    News at Louisiana Tech Access restricted to Louisiana Tech University students & staff. Unrestricted access. A. ABI/Inform. ABI/InformDatabase covering more than 1500 academic ...

Bringing to environmental justice: Bayou restoration in Louisiana - GreenBiz
6/2/2018 3:00:00 AM
Bringing to environmental justice: Bayou restoration in Louisiana    GreenBiz The hurricane-ravaged coastline has a long history of racism — but community-building is trying to change that.

Louisiana wants to divert the Mississippi River to restore its coast - Inhabitat
5/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
Louisiana wants to divert the Mississippi River to restore its coast    Inhabitat Louisiana aims to divert the sediment-rich Mississippi River in order to build up new land. The state has set aside $1.3 billion for what's called the Mid-Barataria ...

Louisiana is second-worst in environmental friendliness: report - NOLA.com
4/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
Louisiana is second-worst in environmental friendliness: report    NOLA.com The state received poor marks in recycling, water and air quality and energy use in WalletHub report.

States across the country are trying to make it illegal to plan a pipeline protest - Inhabitat
4/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
States across the country are trying to make it illegal to plan a pipeline protest    Inhabitat A new wave of bills being introduced in states such as Louisiana, Pennsylvania, and Minnesota aim to criminalize the process of planning a protest against the ...

GM plant demolition puts emphasis on recycling - Construction & Demolition Recycling
1/30/2018 3:00:00 AM
GM plant demolition puts emphasis on recycling    Construction & Demolition Recycling Demolition of a 425,000-square-foot former General Motors plant in Monroe, Louisiana, is nearing completion, according to a report from The News Star.

'Provocative' RIG eco-lodge designed to conserve Louisiana's vanishing marshes - Inhabitat
7/25/2017 3:00:00 AM
'Provocative' RIG eco-lodge designed to conserve Louisiana's vanishing marshes    Inhabitat The Restoration Initiative in the Gulf (RIG) is a proposal for an eco-lodge where tourists could stay and volunteer to help save the Louisiana Coastal Marsh.

This Louisiana craft beer pioneer 'went green' long before it was cool - Inhabitat
6/21/2017 3:00:00 AM
This Louisiana craft beer pioneer 'went green' long before it was cool    Inhabitat Inhabitat visited Abita Brewing Company in Louisiana and spoke with the president and Director of Brewing Operations about sustainability at the brewery.

Mayfair Lab, LSU and Belle Chasse Academy win Green Ribbon award for environmental practices - The Advocate
5/4/2017 3:00:00 AM
Mayfair Lab, LSU and Belle Chasse Academy win Green Ribbon award for environmental practices    The Advocate A Baton Rouge magnet school and a charter school in Belle Chasse are the latest schools in Louisiana to earn a “green ribbon” from the federal government for ...

Renewable - Alternative Energy News Items
Voices of 100%: Abita Springs Fights For Community Solar In Louisiana - CleanTechnica
12/10/2018 3:37:03 PM
Voices of 100%: Abita Springs Fights For Community Solar In Louisiana    CleanTechnica December 10th, 2018 by John Farrell. Originally published at ilsr.org. Podcast (localenergyrules): Play in new window | Download | Embed. Subscribe: Android | ...

Southeast Louisiana Business Honors for Nov. 25, 2018 | Business - The Advocate
11/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
Southeast Louisiana Business Honors for Nov. 25, 2018 | Business    The Advocate Louisiana Clean Fuels Coordinator Ann Vail into the Clean Cities Hall of Fame by the U.S. Department of Energy for her dedication and accomplishments ...

How Louisiana solar power prospects shifting to business, utility-scale projects - The Advocate
7/28/2018 3:00:00 AM
How Louisiana solar power prospects shifting to business, utility-scale projects    The Advocate As the Mall of Louisiana's thousands of customers traverse its 1.5 million square feet of retail space on any given weekend, something is quietly happening ...

Will Louisiana remain a major energy player when oil is no longer king? - Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
11/15/2017 3:00:00 AM
Will Louisiana remain a major energy player when oil is no longer king?    Greater Baton Rouge Business Report Looking to the faraway, distant economic landscape of 2035 and beyond, industry leaders are beginning to accept the likelihood of flattening or declining oil ...

25 Cities Now Committed to 100% Renewables - EcoWatch
3/22/2017 3:00:00 AM
25 Cities Now Committed to 100% Renewables    EcoWatch Madison, Wisconsin and Abita Springs, Louisiana are transitioning to 100 percent renewable energy after respective city council votes on Tuesday. Solar and ...

University of Louisiana at Lafayette eyes renewable energy at Crowley research station - The Advocate
7/13/2016 3:00:00 AM
University of Louisiana at Lafayette eyes renewable energy at Crowley research station    The Advocate The water that's been used to clean shrimp at a processing plant might seem to be among the smelliest and most worthless substances in the world.

Report ranks Louisiana among top states for green energy jobs - The Times-Picayune
5/22/2014 3:00:00 AM
Report ranks Louisiana among top states for green energy jobs    The Times-Picayune Louisiana was one of the nation's top green energy job creators during the first three months of this year thanks to plans for a $20 million recycled manufacturing ...