Technology Assessment Division
Louisiana Energy Programs
- Economic Stimulus Programs
The State Energy Office is currently in the 90 day closeout period for those grants funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).
The Empower Louisiana webpages have been taken down; however information, final reports, program successes will be updated to summarize those projects benefitting from ARRA funding .
- The Empower DashBoard
The Empower Dashboard details the State Energy Program (SEP) and Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009(ARRA). The Dashboard provides a visual representation of project location (including address, parish, senate district, and house district), as well as tabular information about Job Creation, Energy Savings, Renewable Energy Generation and other facts about the completed projects. Empower Dashboard is free and open to everyone.
Please note, that project information is continually being updated as projects are completed. Occasionally, some delay may be experienced between the completion of a project and posting of information to the Dashboard.
- Residential Energy Programs
A comprehensive list of programs on various aspects of residential energy conservation.
- Commercial Energy Conservation Code
Energy efficiency standards for Louisiana
- Commercial Food Service Equipment
As much as 80 percent of the $10 billion annual energy bill for the commercial food service sector does no useful work. Restaurants that invest strategically [in ENERGY STAR equipment] can cut utility costs 10 to 30 percent without sacrificing service, quality, style or comfort — while making significant contributions to a cleaner environment.
- State Buildings Program
Energy efficient measures taken in new downtown State Building construction
- Performance Contracting
Complete information regarding the process for state entities to follow when entering into a guaranteed energy savings contract.
- Relevant Legislation
Key pieces of legislation that affect portions of the Institutional Energy Programs
- Learning From Disaster
A Vision and Plan for Sustainable Schools and Revitalized Public Education in New Orleans in the Wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
- Louisiana promotes propane-powered vehicles with five-city tour
School bus helps educate the public about alternative fuels.
- EnergySmart Schools
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released new lesson plans for teachers, parents, and community leaders to use in educating our nation's youngest energy users about the benefits of saving energy. These curricula can help teach children of any age about energy efficiency, but are especially beneficial to use in districts undergoing energy-saving upgrades. Energy-saving retrofits, LEED certification, and other projects at schools make great learning opportunities for the most important members of the school community—the students. Visit DOE's EnergySmart Schools web site to download grade-specific lesson plans and access tools and resources to teach about and help implement energy efficiency in your school.
St. Tamany School Board Receives Stewardship Award
On September 11, 2008, the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Technology Assessment Division, presented the esteemed Stewardship Award to the St. Tammany School Board. The presentation was in recognition of the school system’s Instructional Technology Center building, which has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s prestigious ENERGY STAR Label, the national symbol for protecting the environment through superior energy performance. The Instructional Technology Center is the first and only school district facility in the State of Louisiana to receive the recognition.
- AEDG Webinar
Web-based Training: Implementing Recommendations from the Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings
- EnergySmart Hospitals
Hospitals are among the nation's most complex, diverse, and energy-intensive facilities. Hospitals today find themselves at the nexus of two critical pressure-points: healthcare and energy, each with their own escalating restraints. To support hospitals in addressing both these challenging trends, the Department of Energy (DOE) has created a comprehensive initiative – EnergySmart Hospitals – and its centerpiece, the industry-driven Hospital Energy Alliance.
- Industrial Programs
A list of programs that incorporate industrial energy conservation.
- Alternative Fuel Vehicle Incentives and Laws
The State of Louisiana offers an income tax credit for 20% of the incremental or conversion costs for alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) or refueling stations.
- Clean Cities
Promoting Alternative Fuels
- State of Louisiana Vehicle Contracts
Click above to go to the web page for vehicles available to state agencies through the Office of State Purchasing (OSP). There, in the search field at the upper right of the page, replace "Enter Search Criteria Here" with "alternative" for information about alternative fuel vehicles on state contract. Click on Low Speed Electric to go directly to data on golf/neighborhood vehicles that can be purchased through OSP.
- Ride Sharing
DNR has partnered in the past with the Capital Region Planning Commission (CRPC) to develop ridesharing opportunities for citizens in the EBR and surrounding parishes.
Launched in 2000, carpoolworld.com pioneers the fastest, most precise, and most informative worldwide trip matching process possible, using exclusive patented technology. Current registered trips with confirmed e-mail addresses: 63,841. Find your perfect carpool instantly!
AcademicInfo is an online education resource center with extensive subject guides and distance learning information.
- What Affects the Price of Gasoline at the Pump?
- Renewable Energy Programs
Renewable energy sources like wind, solar, geothermal, hydrogen and biomass can potentially play an important role in the future of our state and our nation.
- Wind Power
Louisiana's Wind Potential, evaluating resources and some early economic studies.
- Solar Energy
Solar radiation date notes on solar water heating, solar electric, and direct solar thermal uses.
This includes references for tax incentives and tax exemptions.
Historical information on biofuels in Louisiana and Fuel Alcohol.
- Photovoltaic Demo
Demonstrating photovoltaic power in areas where conventional electric power may not be possible or may be cost prohibitive
A portable photovoltaiac system
- Portable photovoltaic systems PDF
Explanation of the Port-a-Voltaics System and illustrations of its
display at events around the state
- Portable photovoltaic systems PDF
- Current Solicitations
The Western Regional Office of the US Department of Energy compiled the following funding opportunity newsletters.
The National Industrial Competitiveness through Energy, Environment, and Economics Program (NICE3 , pronounced nice-cubed) is a U.S. Department of Energy program designed to save energy, improve the environment and provide an economic boost to U.S. industry by promoting competitiveness through the development of commercialization of energy efficient goods, with state of the art energy efficient production technologies and practices
Periodically the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency solicits proposals for clean energy or energy efficiency projects. While we are not aware of all of their solicitations when significant projects are brought to our attention we will post them.
- Educational Resources
A list of resources provided to teachers and students on energy conservation.
- A list of programs previously completed under the auspices of the Department of Natural Resources, technology Assessment Division and it predecessors.