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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


Krewe of Orpheus Parade Features “Krewe of Tesla”

February 25th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

A small Krewe of Tesla vehicles was a part of the Krewe of Orpheus parade in New Orleans this week on Lundi Gras, which is the day before Mardi Gras. The Krewe of Orpheus was founded by Harry Connick, Jr. and his father, Harry Connick, Sr., who was a former New Orleans district attorney


Baton Rouge Dealer Thinks No One Is Interested In EVs

January 24th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

A Baton Rouge dealer recently gave his thoughts about EVs and explained to the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report why he believes there is no interest in EVs in our area. I am in the "Tesla Louisiana - Owners And Dreamers" group on Facebook, where the article was shared


Lafayette, Louisiana To Get A New Tesla Supercharger

October 24th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Lafayette will soon join the ranks of Tesla-friendly cities like its fellow cities of Lake Charles, Baton Rouge, and Alexandria. Back in May, permits were filed for electrical lines to be installed for a proposed Tesla Supercharger over at the Stirling Center on Louisiana Avenue just off of I-10. The Stirling Center would be ideal since it's a shopping center with plenty of restaurants and stores for Tesla owners traveling through to explore and take a break at


Tesla At The Texas State Fair — In More Ways Than One

October 19th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

The Texas State Fair is here! For those of us (I say us because I lived in both places) in North Texas and North Louisiana, October is a time of revelry. In Shreveport, we host the Louisiana State Fair, and I often went there as a kid on Halloween. It's a safe and fun place to trick-or-treat, and back then, it was the thing to do


Tesla Owners, UPS, & Others Awarded By Louisiana Clean Fuels

October 19th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

It was a mild and breezy evening on Fulton Street Alley in New Orleans, where several supporters and stakeholders who hope to make a difference in the world via alternative fuels came together for an award ceremony presented by Louisiana Clean Fuels (LCF)


Louisiana Clean Fuels Has A Master Plan for EV Charging

September 25th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Louisiana Clean Fuels, an independent nonprofit affiliated with the US Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program, is helping Louisiana electric vehicle owners by creating a master plan for DC fast charging.  The goal is to create easily accessible charging spots for electric vehicles that are not Teslas (but Tesla owners can use them as well) throughout the state along the state’s Interstate highways


Another Fun Louisiana National Drive Electric Week Event

September 22nd, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Louisiana hosted several National Drive Electric Week events, and I got to go to two of them, the Abita Springs one last week and the Gonzales one today. In Gonzales, Plugin Louisiana and Louisiana Clean Fuels teamed up with Tanger Outlet Mall to help bring awareness about electric vehicles and clean energy. I got to tag along with Karen Rudisil, owner of a Tesla Model



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