energy

Louisiana considers solar farm regulations

Louisiana considers solar farm regulations as crop farmers voice concerns

BY: - June 30, 2021

The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources held its first public hearing Tuesday to design new regulations governing the solar energy industry and the leasing of private land for solar farms — tracts of land filled with solar panels for electricity production.    Tuesday’s hearing, the first of several hearings anticipated, was the result of recently-passed […]

Sugar cane waste can be converted to clean biofuel

Louisiana courts energy startup that converts sugar cane waste to biofuel

BY: - June 28, 2021

A company that turns sugar cane waste into a green biofuel is considering building a $70 million renewable energy facility in Iberia Parish, and the state is offering tax breaks and other perks to seal the deal. Gov. John Bel Edwards on Monday announced that his administration has reached a preliminary agreement with Delta Biofuels, […]

Legislation to slow down solar development advances in Louisiana Legislature

BY: - May 27, 2021

Two pieces of legislation that could slow solar development in Louisiana moved forward at the State Capitol Wednesday. A House resolution and Senate bill both advanced out of committees without opposition. House Concurrent Resolution 40 by Rep. Clay Schexnayder (R-Gonzales) will block solar projects from being eligible for industrial tax breaks until July 10, and […]

COMMENTARY

When it’s cold outside, it doesn’t have to be cold inside

BY: - February 19, 2021

Our country seems to love nothing so much as a distracting and ill-timed debate, and so it was that during this week’s dangerously cold weather, a new battle in the energy culture war was heating up. Specifically, Big Oil partisans were claiming — incorrectly — that the week’s failures of the power grid proved the […]