City Encourages Residents to Recycle Christmas Trees for Coastal Restoration

The City of New Orleans is informing residents that the Christmas tree recycling program will continue in an effort to restore and protect the Louisiana coastline.  Residents are asked to place their trees curbside before 5 a.m. on their regularly scheduled collection day between Jan. 10-15, 2022.   Continue reading “City Encourages Residents to Recycle Christmas Trees for Coastal Restoration”

City of New Orleans Receives $500K Grant from National Coastal Resilience Fund for New Orleans East Landbridge Project

The City of New Orleans announced that it has received a $500,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s National Coastal Resilience Fund for the City’s New Orleans East Landbridge project.

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Mayor Cantrell joins NOLABA, Partners to announce $5M Philanthropic Investment from JPMorgan Chase through AdvancingCities Challenge

November 12, 2020. Through a major philanthropic investment from JPMorgan Chase, Mayor LaToya Cantrell, the New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA), and YouthForce NOLA are proud to announce a $5 million commitment to help ensure the resiliency and success of New Orleans neighborhoods and those who call them home.

As one of seven winning cities selected by JPMorgan Chase for its AdvancingCities Challenge, New Orleans is making a historic investment into blue-green infrastructure, providing pathways to new career opportunities for residents and contract opportunities for local small businesses in the water economy. Continue reading “Mayor Cantrell joins NOLABA, Partners to announce $5M Philanthropic Investment from JPMorgan Chase through AdvancingCities Challenge”

nola.com | Entergy’s 100-acre solar plant nears completion in New Orleans East

Average residential customer to see increase of $1.50 a month when solar plant comes online

October 29, 2020. A new solar power plant in New Orleans East will generate enough electricity to run 3,100 homes when it gets up and running, part of a broader plan by Entergy to diversify its power generation sources.

The rows and rows of solar panels, which sit on 100 acres inside of the NASA Michoud Assembly Site, are being constructed by Entergy New Orleans and its partner, DEPCOM Power.

When the 20-megawatt plant is complete in November, it will deliver renewable energy directly to two distribution feeders at Entergy’s Sherwood Forest substation, sending that solar power out to all utility customers.

The project is a realization of Entergy’s larger push to add a mix of solar, nuclear and natural gas-fired power sources to its portfolio in the coming years. Entergy’s $210 million, 128-megawatt gas-fired power station in New Orleans East began operating in May.

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