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Formosa Doesn’t Have Louisiana’s Best Interest At Heart

June 29th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Formosa Plastics is going to be our shiny new petrochemical plant that will provide jobs for Louisiana citizens. However, the company's lovely image of being a job-provider and great company that will support the state economy is marred with its history of dumping plastic waste into waterways and its cruelty to the descendants of the slaves buried on the company's land. Yes, you read that right: Formosa is building on a burial ground


Solar+Storage Virtual Power Plant Coming To Shreveport, Louisiana

June 12th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Heila Technologies is deploying a new solar and storage platform in Shreveport, Louisiana. SimpliPhi Power, an American manufacturer of lithium-ion energy storage systems, has teamed up with Heila Technologies to deploy the intelligent energy storage + solar systems. Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) is also supporting the project


Louisiana Can Transition From Oil To Energy Independence

May 5th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Can Louisiana transition from oil to energy independence? Instead of working the oil fields as many here in our state do, what if those people were building wind farms in the Gulf of Mexico instead? Bob Marshall, a Pulitzer Prize–winning Louisiana environmental journalist, recently shared his thoughts on this in Nola.com


Coronavirus & Flooding Set to Collide in USA — New Union of Concerned Scientists Analysis

April 12th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

Last month, when the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its seasonal forecast for the spring flooding season, I was jolted into a reality that some people in the US are already experiencing: extreme weather stops for no virus. Just days after NOAA’s forecast came out, the flooding arrived: floodwaters from heavy rains in central and southern Ohio required the evacuation of dozens of people, leading one local sheriff to state, “God knows how we will figure it out with COVID-19.”


Newborn Dies From Coronavirus + Louisiana Gets Ventilators

April 6th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

This morning I woke up to grim news. Right here in Baton Rouge, a newborn died from the coronavirus. The newborn was one of seven more coronavirus-related deaths in East Baton Rouge Parish, where I live. The baby's mother was admitted into the hospital with symptoms and then yesterday she gave birth to a baby girl who died this morning. The official cause of death was the coronavirus


COVID-19 Louisiana: 2 People Per Ventilator

April 1st, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Louisiana still needs ventilators, and even though the federal government is sending us 150 of them, it is still not enough. To be honest, I am outraged. I really want to go on a cursing spree and tell you all how I really feel, but I'll keep it polite and professional. Anger isn't going to help. While our president rants on Twitter about buying cars, people in Louisiana are dying


Facing A Possible COVID-19 Diagnosis With Hope

March 30th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

This isn’t related to cleantech, but at the same time, it kind of is. If we treated our planet better, if we, as a species, did things differently, if we chose to put the health and livelihoods of our people first instead of putting profits first, perhaps I may not be facing something that was mistaken for strep last week. 


Louisiana Dealerships Allowed To Stay Open In State-Mandated Shelter In Place Order

March 25th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

In Louisiana, Governor John Bel Edwards has issued a statewide stay-at-home order to help combat the spread of the coronavirus, but auto dealerships are allowed to stay open. The order currently ends on April 12 and requires Louisiana residents to shelter in place unless going out for essential errands, such as to the grocery store


Local Pollution Has A Global Impact

March 23rd, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Pollution — especially stuff dropped into rivers, lakes, and streams — has to go somewhere. Littering in rivers is a common thing in many countries. In many areas of the world, basic refuse management systems are lacking or people are just too lazy to walk over a trash can to properly dispose of their water bottle, plastic bags, or papers. As a consequence, rubbish often ends up in rivers and streams which naturally carry the waste out to sea. 


Elon’s Ventilators & N95 Masks Can’t Come Quickly Enough

March 23rd, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Elon Musk's ventilators and N95 masks can't come quickly enough. The other day, I woke up to two news stories, one from The Advocate and one from CleanTechnica. The Advocate reported harrowing news, while CleanTechnica gave us a bit of hope. Here in Louisiana, our doctors and nurses are out of protective gear and fear they are infecting patients. Not to mention themselves. This is why the good news that CleanTechnica reported -- Elon's plans to deliver thousands of ventilators and hundreds of thousands of masks -- brings a touch of relief. Hopefully, some of our hospitals can get some of those masks


39% Of Toxic Air Emissions In USA Come From 100 Facilities

March 12th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

There are ongoing concerns about the health of our ecosystems, our air, and the future our children face due to a legacy of industrialization and burning of fossil fuels. Those who work to reverse this do not stop either. Thankfully, there are also who have great endurance seeking to alert and protect the public


Celebrating 20 Years of “Louisiana Clean Fuels,” + Golfer Can Win Jaguar I-PACE

March 5th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Louisiana Clean Fuels is hosting the Clean Fuels Classics, and one lucky golfer will win a Jaguar I-PACE on Friday, March 13th, donated by Baton Rouge's Paretti Family of Dealerships. The brand new, all-electric Jaguar I-PACE will be given to a lucky golfer who gets a hole-in-one at their sponsored hole at the Clean Fuels Classic Golf Tournament



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