Louisiana News

    Louisiana House Bill 542 proposes fuel tax increase and EV/Hybrid fee

    A new bill introduced by Representative Steve Carter in the Louisiana House of Representatives proposes a tax increase on fuel along with a new annual tax for electric vehicles and hybrids. According to the abstract provided on the digest, the proposed bill "increases the per gallon tax on gasoline...

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    Waste Management's New CNG Fleet in Louisiana

    Waste Management recently implemented a new CNG fleet of garbage trucks which will service several parishes in Louisiana. WM is replacing diesel trucks with 24 trucks that run on compressed natural gas (CNG) instead, reducing diesel usage by about 400.000 gallons a year. "Waste Management is plea...

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    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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