Environmental

LSU research could turn carbon into useful resource

LSU doctoral student Cal Hendershot and his advisor, LSU Professor John Flake, are working on a way to effectively take carbon dioxide from the...

B&W, Kiewit to develop biomass-to-energy plant at Baton Rouge port

Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) is partnering with Kiewit Industrial to design and construct a net-negative carbon impact biomass power plant at the Port of Greater...

Occidental, Weyerhaeuser evaluate Louisiana carbon capture hub

Occidental Petroleum says its Oxy Low Carbon Ventures subsidiary and Weyerhaeuser will evaluate the potential development of a carbon capture and sequestration project in...

MMR solar energy storage project a sign of sector growth

Azelio AB, a Swedish renewable power company, is working with Baton Rouge-based MMR Group to bring its solar energy storage system to the domestic...

Federal regulators pull back on plan to assess climate impact of gas pipelines

Amid pushback from industry and lawmakers in both parties, federal energy regulators on March 24 scaled back plans to consider how natural gas projects...

Chevron agrees to carbon-offset reforestation in St. Charles Parish

Chevron USA Inc., through its Chevron New Energies division, and Restore the Earth Foundation Inc. announced on Monday that they have agreed to an...

Biden Administration says oil leasing to resume on federal land

The Biden administration said March 18 that it would resume plans for oil and gas drilling on federal lands after a federal appeals court...

Denbury inks three carbon sequestration agreements in Louisiana

Denbury Inc. recently announced three new lease agreements with large private landowners in Louisiana, securing additional exclusive rights to develop significant carbon dioxide (CO2)...

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...

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