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    Massive $1.2B renewable diesel facility planned for Port of Greater Baton Rouge

    Originally posted by Stephanie Riegel | November 10, 2020 | Greater Baton Rouge Business Report | Original Article The Port of Greater Baton Rouge is poised to approve at a special meeting tonight an agreement that will pave the way for the development of one of the largest renewable ener...

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    John Bel Edwards to address first climate emissions reduction task force meeting on Monday

    Originally posted by Mark Schleifstein | November 8, 2020 | Nola.com | Original Article Gov. John Bel Edwards will address his new Climate Initiatives Task Force, which is supposed to come up with ways to reach a statewide “net zero” level of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, ...

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    LCF Member in the News: REG Plans Expansion of Geismar Renewable Diesel Plant

    Originally posted by Michael Bates | October 7, 2020 | NGT News | Original Article Renewable Energy Group Inc. (REG), a company that specializes in transforming renewable resources into clean fuels, says it plans to undertake a capacity expansion of its Geismar, La., biorefinery, from its current...

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    Louisiana greenhouse gas emissions reductions task force to develop plan in 12-18 months

    Originally posted by Mark Schleifstein | June 19, 2020 | The Advocate New Orleans | Original Article A new state task force has been given a deadline of 12 to 18 months to come up with a science-based comprehensive strategy to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions in Louisiana, the majority of which...

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    West Baton Rouge home to one of the state's largest solar facilities, expected to service Entergy customers in September

    Originally posted by Breanna Smith | June 10, 2020 | The West Side Journal | Original Article West Baton Rouge welcomes a new type of farm off of Rosedale Road - a 560-acre solar farm by DEPCOM Power that is one of the state’s largest solar facilities. Entergy Louisiana will purchase out...

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    U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $130 Million in Grants for Nationwide Projects to Expand Advanced, Efficient Bus Technologies

    Modified from a news release from the FTA | June 2, 2020 The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced approximately $130 million in grant selections through the Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Grant program, which funds the deployment of tr...

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    LCF Member in the News: Power project at Gulf oil port yields climate benefits, officials say

    Originally posted by Keith Magill | March 11, 2020 | Houma Today | Original Article Entergy has extended its power grid to serve ships docking at Port Fourchon so they no longer burn diesel while doing work at the Gulf of Mexico oilfield service hub.The Louisiana utility and Edison Chouest Offshore...

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    Entergy sees fast growth for electrification, renewable projects

    Originally posted by Matthew Bandyk | February 20, 2020 | Utility Dive | Original Article Dive Brief: Entergy Corp. plans to ramp up work in projects to reduce emissions in its utilities’ service territories – such as electrifying processes that currently run on fossil fuels ̵...

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    SWEPCO to Seek Regulatory Approval to Retire Dolet Hills Power Plant by End of 2026

    Originally posted as a SWEPCO News Release | January 9, 2020 | Original Article SHREVEPORT, La., Jan. 9, 2020 – As part of a settlement agreement in the recently concluded Arkansas rate review, Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO), an American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) company, has agr...

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    New Orleans RTA secures grant for 19 new biodiesel-powered buses

    Originally posted by Jessica Williams | December 2, 2019 | The New Orleans Advocate | Original Article A new fleet of buses will soon be rolling along the streets of New Orleans. The Regional Transit Authority has been awarded a $7.2 million federal grant to buy 19 new 35-foot buses, the agency an...

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    LCF in the News: Louisiana Clean Fuels Honors Fleets Across the State

    Originally posted by Betsy Lillian | NGT News | October 16, 2019 | Original Article Louisiana Clean Fuels (LCF) announced the winners of the Clean Fuel Leader Awards on Wednesday evening, Oct. 9, at a welcome reception held in conjunction with the Clean Fuels Summit. LCF, a designated U.S. Departm...

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    LCF in the News: Talk Louisiana for October 3rd

    Originally posted by Jim Engster | Talk Louisiana | October 3, 2019 | Original Article Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon assesses his reelection quest against the challenge of Tim Temple. Donelon has served 13 years in his current post. Advocate Capitol Bureau Chief Mark Ballard comments on the el...

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    LCF in the News: What’s Happening at the Upcoming Clean Fuels Summit in Louisiana

    Originally posted by Betsy Lillian | NGT News | October 2, 2019 | Original Article The Clean Fuels Summit, hosted by Louisiana Clean Fuels and the Southeast Louisiana Clean Fuel Partnership, is coming to NOLA Motorsports Park in Avondale, La., on Oct. 10. The event will feature a ride and drive on...

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    LCF in the News: Electric cars displayed during Louisiana Electric Vehicle Roadshow in Gonzales

    Originally posted by Advocate Staff | The Advocate | October 2, 2019 | Original Article Local electric vehicle drivers and enthusiasts lined up at Tanger Outlet on Sept. 21. The event was part of both the fifth annual National Drive Electric Week and the Louisiana Electric Vehicle Roadshow. ...

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    LCF in the News: Louisiana Clean Fuels Has A Master Plan for EV Charging

    Originally posted by Johnna Crider | CleanTechnica | September 25, 2019 | Original Article 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 ma...

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    LCF in the News: Another Fun Louisiana National Drive Electric Week Event

    Originally posted by Johnna Crider | CleanTechnica | September 22, 2019 | Original Article 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 ...

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    LCF in the News: How an odd source of funding is helping Louisiana schools replace old diesel buses

    Originally posted by Ellyn Couvillion | August 27, 2019 | The Advocate | Original Article The Ascension Parish school district had planned to buy five new diesel school buses over the next year at a cost of $500,000 to replace buses beyond repair. But, thanks to an unusual funding source, th...

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    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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