Louisiana News

    Southeast Louisiana Clean Fuel Partnership Transitions to New Leadership

    On December 17th, 2018, the New Orleans Regional Planning Commission (RPC) appointed Courtney Young to Director of our sister coalition, the Southeast Louisiana Clean Fuel Partnership (SLCFP). According to SLCFP's newsletter, "Courtney joined the Coalition in 2014 through the U.S. Department of En...

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    New Low-Emission Buses for Baton Rouge's CATS

    In preparation for new route changes, Baton Rouge's Capital Area Transit System (CATS) is rolling out eight new low-emission buses. According to BRProud.com, CATS has added eight Gillig diesel buses "equipped with low emissions engines" to their fleet as part of their fleet-replacement plan. "The ...

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    LCF in the News: The Advocate covers our DC Fast Charger Crowdsourcing Website!

    The Advocate's Steve Hardy has written an article covering LCF's DC Fast Charger crowdsourcing website. Check it out: Clean energy officials are asking electric car owners -- and businesses who want to attract them -- to help decide where to place new charging stations. "Currently, driving long-...

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    Baton Rouge, other school districts to receive money for cleaner school buses through Volkswagen settlement

    BY STEVE HARDY | SHARDY@THEADVOCATE.COM | AUG 13, 2018 - 11:51 AM Public school districts in East Baton Rouge and Lafayette parishes are among those qualifying for discounts on 142 cleaner-burning buses as part of a court settlement, state officials said Monday. Auto manufacturer Volkswagen pleade...

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    Charging ahead: Electric vehicle stations gaining some traction in Louisiana

    BY SAM KARLIN | SKARLIN@THEADVOCATE.COM | AUG 4, 2018 - 6:00 PM For years, as electric vehicle sales lagged in Louisiana compared with other states, so too has the availability of public, fast-charging stations for them. That’s starting to change. Electrify America, a Volkswagen subsidiary b...

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