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  • Valero makes $1 million gift to LSU College of Engineering

    May 27, 2017 1:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State University's College of Engineering is getting a $1 million leadership gift from Valero Energy Corporation to support the engineering education and hands-on experiences for engineering students. Officials say the Valero Fund at the LSU Foundation will acquire cutting-edge equipment for undergraduate education and research labs... more »
  • Home owner burned on solar panel investment Play Video

    May 22, 2017 6:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A promise of big savings on his electric bill convinced a man to make an investment into solar power, only to be burned when tax rebates never materialized. Frank Masanz purchased solar panels for his home in 2015 when a salesman with Global Efficient Energy knocked... more »
  • $4.2 million penalty in deadly 2012 platform fire

    May 12, 2017 8:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An energy company has reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors, avoiding manslaughter charges and agreeing to a $4.2 million penalty in connection with a 2012 offshore oil platform fire that killed three workers. Court documents show Houston-based Black Elk Energy pleaded guilty Friday to nine criminal... more »
  • Energy chief says hole has been filled at nuclear waste site

    May 11, 2017 11:18 AM

    RICHLAND - U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry says a hole that developed in the top of a nuclear waste storage tunnel in Washington state has been filled. Perry announced Thursday morning that the 400-square foot hole was filled swiftly and safely. He says the next step is to reduce risks... more »
  • Change-of-plea hearing set in deadly 2013 offshore fire

    April 10, 2017 9:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal criminal charges filed against an energy company over a deadly 2012 offshore oil platform fire may be headed for a resolution. Three Filipino workers died in the Nov. 16, 2012, fire on the platform operated by Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations. Black Elk has pleaded not... more »
  • State gets grant to help track website targeting jobseekers

    January 1, 2017 12:44 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. - Mississippi Energy Institute has created a website called "Get on the Grid" to help students and their parents learn about opportunities for well-paying jobs in Mississippi. Get on the Grid features jobs in energy, manufacturing and utilities, some of the fastest-growing, highest-paid and most in-demand jobs in... more »
  • Swiss reject plan to speed up exit from nuclear energy

    November 27, 2016 11:29 AM

    BERLIN - Swiss voters have rejected a plan to force their government to accelerate the country's exit from nuclear energy. A majority of cantons (states) voted against the plan in Sunday's referendum. Under Switzerland's direct democracy system, proposals need a majority of both cantons and votes to pass. The plan... more »
  • Gov. Edwards to lead bipartisan energy, coastal restoration trip

    October 26, 2016 12:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Governor John Bel Edwards is set to lead a bipartisan coastal restoration trip across Louisiana’s coast later this week. According to statement released by Edward’s office Wednesday, the governor and the delegation will do a flyover and meet with Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Thursday. The... more »
  • NuBlu Energy building natural gas plant in Port Allen

    October 8, 2016 1:18 PM

    PORT ALLEN - NuBlu Energy has started construction on a natural gas liquefaction plant in Port Allen. The facility will have a startup capacity of 30,000 gallons per day, expandable to 90,000 gallons. The company announced Thursday it also will have storage capacity of 100,000 gallons. NuBlu didn't disclose its... more »
  • Federal intervention on oil pipeline project unprecedented

    September 10, 2016 10:26 PM

    BISMARCK, N.D. - The federal government's temporary stoppage of an oil pipeline may change the way energy projects are reviewed. Just minutes after a federal judge denied the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's attempt to halt the construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline Friday, three federal agencies appealed to the... more »
  • Trump proposes 15 percent cap on business taxes

    August 8, 2016 11:23 AM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump is overhauling the income tax proposal he unveiled during the Republican primary and increasing the amount that would be paid by the highest-income earners. Trump says in an economic speech in Detroit that he wants to simplify the tax code to three brackets: 12 percent, 25... more »
  • Entergy New Orleans looks to break away from parent company

    July 26, 2016 1:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Entergy New Orleans is looking to break away from its parent company, the Entergy Corporation. Currently, Entergy New Orleans relies on the corporation for the funding required for infrastructure along with the gas and fuel needed to run their plants. The move, which came in... more »
  • White House seeks more charging stations for electric cars

    July 21, 2016 7:03 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says that commercial charging stations for electric vehicles will be eligible to receive loan guarantees from the federal government as the Obama administration works to increase the number of stations. There are 16,000 currently in place. The White House says that up to $4.5 billion... more »
  • Louisiana residents hit limit on solar energy tax credits

    July 20, 2016 11:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's Department of Revenue says homeowners have applied for more solar energy tax credits this year than the amount of money available to pay claims. The revenue department said in a news release Act 131 of the 2015 regular legislative session placed yearly limits of $10 million... more »
  • Governor seeks role in lawsuits against oil, gas companies

    April 7, 2016 6:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Edwards administration has joined the state attorney general in getting involved in lawsuits filed against oil and gas activities over damage to coastal wetlands. On Thursday, Gov. John Bel Edwards said the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources is seeking to intervene in lawsuits filed by Plaquemines,... more »
  • $4 million fine for energy company's offshore violations

    April 7, 2016 5:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Federal prosecutors in New Orleans say an energy company was fined $4 million for violating federal laws governing safety and the environment on offshore facilities in the Gulf of Mexico. A Wednesday news release from U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite says Energy Resource Technology G.O.M., was fined and placed... more »
  • Energy leaders host 2016 Oil and Gas Industry Day Play Video

    April 5, 2016 6:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Several state leaders are the 2016 Oil and Gas Industry Day Tuesday to discuss one of Louisiana's most important industries and some of the problems facing it. The oil and gas industry accounts for one out of every six jobs in the state. Recently, the industry has been... more »
  • Obama to seek double funding for clean energy R&D by 2020

    February 6, 2016 9:20 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says his 2017 budget proposal would double spending on research and development of clean energy by 2020. Obama says new investments will be included to help the private sector create jobs faster, make clean energy more affordable and help renewable power replace "dirty fuels." Obama... more »
  • Global stock markets slide, oil falls below $30 a barrel

    January 15, 2016 11:24 AM

    NEW YORK - U.S. stocks are sharply lower, led by steep declines in energy companies as the price oil takes another tumble. The Dow industrials lost about 400 points in the first ten minutes of trading. The price of oil sank below $30 Friday a barrel and is... more »
  • House backs sweeping energy bill to boost oil, natural gas

    December 3, 2015 11:58 AM

    WASHINGTON - The House has approved a sweeping bill to boost U.S. energy production, lift a four-decade ban on crude oil exports and modernize the aging electric grid. The vote was 249-174. The bill also would speed natural gas exports and hasten approval of natural gas pipelines across public lands.... more »
  • EPA boosts amount of ethanol in gasoline supply

    November 30, 2015 3:27 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is boosting the amount of corn-based ethanol and other renewable fuels in the U.S. gasoline supply. That's despite sustained opposition by an unusual alliance of oil companies, environmentalists and some GOP presidential candidates. The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday announced a rule to increase production... more »
  • Clinton releases plan to help coal country adapt to climate

    November 12, 2015 11:07 AM

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton has a $30 billion plan to help coal country adapt to climate policy. Clinton says her proposal will protect health benefits for coal miners and their families and help them retrain for new jobs. The Democratic presidential front-runner says the plan would help coal-dependent communities... more »
  • Obama pushing for more clean energy choices for consumers

    August 24, 2015 9:03 AM

    WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama wants to give Americans more power to choose what kind of power they use. The president is traveling to Las Vegas on Monday to attend a clean energy conference. He'll announce new efforts to make it easier for homeowners and businesses to invest in green energy... more »
  • Air pollution settlement pays for Ascension Parish solar panels Play Video

    August 5, 2015 6:33 PM

    GONZALES - Energy company NRG spent over $1 million on an Ascension Parish solar project as part of an air pollution settlement. More than 1,000 solar panels were installed at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Complex. The facility houses a number of parish government offices with 150 employees. The solar panels... more »
  • Scalise takes congressmen on offshore Gulf tour

    April 9, 2015 4:20 PM

    PORT FOURCHON - Majority Whip Steve Scalise took seven House Republicans and one Democrat on a tour of an offshore oil and natural gas platform on Thursday to highlight the importance of the busy Gulf of Mexico's energy production. Scalise, a Republican from Metairie, recently took over as majority whip.... more »
  • Women in the energy field Play Video

    April 7, 2015 8:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The oil, gas, and energy fields are sometimes thought of as a "boy's club," but there are many women in the industry. Katie Menhert is one of those women. She is the founder of Pinkpetro.com. This morning she stopped by 2une In to tell News 2's Kylie... more »
  • Regulators to discuss nuclear power plant

    April 1, 2015 10:39 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a meeting for people to learn about issues with the area's nuclear power plant, River Bend. Inspectors have been at the plant recently for incidents relating to two unplanned shutdowns and a security violation. The NRC calls the meeting... more »
  • La. governor's candidates talk to energy industry leaders

    March 13, 2015 11:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's candidates for governor assured a group of oil and gas business leaders they understand the industry's value to the state. To highlight their support, the three GOP contenders - U.S. Sen. David Vitter, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle - backed a... more »
  • Meeting next week to discuss revitalizing old Entergy site Play Video

    February 24, 2015 8:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Capital City is in the midst of a redevelopment revolution. Baton Rouge is constantly changing and developing. The latest chapter of the revolution is the old Entergy site on Government Street. Redevelopment Authority President/CEO Gwen Hamilton joined us on 2une In this morning for an update... more »
  • Applications now being accepted for energy bill assistance program

    January 28, 2015 11:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Qualifying low-income households may be able to get some help with paying their energy bills for the remainder of winter through the Office of Social Services' Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. To see if your household qualifies for funds available through the program, refer to... more »
  • EPA delays rule to cut carbon from new coal power plants

    January 7, 2015 11:52 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is delaying for months a final rule to control carbon dioxide emissions at new coal-fired power plants. A final rule was due by law on Jan. 8. But the EPA announced Wednesday it would wait until mid-summer. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky has... more »
  • Entergy customers brace for possible bill increase

    December 29, 2014 10:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Higher Entergy bills might be coming to a mailbox near you as the company sets to meet the demands of Louisiana's booming industrial renaissance. Entergy is looking at ways to create more power for the state. New plants and plant expansions need more electricity and new... more »
  • Cassidy gives weekly GOP address on Keystone

    November 22, 2014 4:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - In the weekly Republican address, GOP Senate candidate Bill Cassidy describes Senate Democrats' rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline as stifling American energy independence. Cassidy used the nationally-released speech Saturday to take fresh digs at Democratic incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu's failure to get the vote needed... more »
  • Components for wind farm to be built in Terrebonne

    November 17, 2014 5:21 PM

    HOUMA - Gulf Island Fabrication in Terrebonne Parish has won a contract to build parts for a planned wind energy project off the eastern seaboard. The project is being built for the Block Island Wind Farm, a project of Rhode Island's Deepwater Wind company. The Houma Courier reports the farm... more »
  • GOP promises Cassidy a committee seat

    November 12, 2014 2:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Republican Senate candidate Bill Cassidy has been promised a seat on the Senate's energy committee if he defeats Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu. The maneuver by incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell undercuts one of Landrieu's chief campaign arguments - that voters need to re-elect her to keep... more »
  • Late-day swoon sinks US stock indexes

    October 13, 2014 3:11 PM

    Stocks are ending sharply lower after a late-afternoon slide. The losses extended a downturn in the market last week which gave indexes their worst weekly performance in more than two years. The Dow Jones industrial average slumped 222 points, or 1.4 percent, to close at 16,321 Monday. The Standard &... more »
  • Solar panels to save expo center money Play Video

    July 29, 2014 5:41 PM

    GONZALES - Lamar Dixon Expo Center will soon have more than 1,000 solar panels pumping energy into the facility. The panels are part of a $1.5 million grant that will allow Ascension Parish to cut costs at the expo center. "It's the perfect application in the perfect location,"... more »

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