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Dismukes: Minimal job creation from high oil because companies won’t drill

Rising fuel prices typically lead to job growth in an energy hub like Louisiana, but experts say the state is unlikely to see much...

Louisiana seeks federal money for hydrogen research

Louisiana plans to partner with two other states — Arkansas and Oklahoma — to form a regional research hub in developing “clean hydrogen,” reports...

Industry officials worry net-zero emissions push is moving too fast

When Baton Rouge celebrity economist Loren Scott gave the keynote address at February’s annual meeting of the Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance, he not...

Edison Chouest builds first wind farm service vessel in Cut Off

Ørsted and Eversource along with Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) have announced the building of the first Jones Act-qualified wind farm service operations vessel (SOV) in the U.S. has...

Lawmaker wants wind farms in Louisiana waters, but bill could make them too costly

A proposed law could both open Louisiana waters to offshore wind energy development and close it by making wind farms too costly, reports NOLA.com. House...

UN report paints dire picture of south Louisiana’s future due to climate change

Hurricane Harvey dumped more than 50 inches of rain on parts of the Texas coast in 2017. Then in 2020, ferocious winds from Hurricane...

Louisiana PSC, others seek to stop utilities from charging for anti-solar advocacy

A handful of groups that support rooftop solar, along with several attorneys general and the Louisiana Public Service Commission, have asked the Federal Energy...

Russian actions spur ‘shields-up’ warning from U.S. cybersecurity agency

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, experts are urging American businesses to double down on their cybersecurity protocols. “The reason why there are these...

California firm plans $750M biomass facility in Geismar

Origin Materials plans to invest at least $750 million to develop a biomass manufacturing facility in Ascension Parish.

U.S. rig count sees largest single-week rise since 2018

The number of active oil and gas drilling rigs in the U.S. rose by 22 last week—the 16th straight weekly increase and the largest...

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