Energy policy decisions in a carbon constrained world: spotlight on Louisiana
Louisiana has the highest per capita energy consumption of any state in the US, and among the lowest retail electricity prices, thanks largely to an abundance of gas-fired generation capacity and an extensive network of existing supply infrastructure. But a key question for the state is what role gas-fired generation will continue to play in the medium to long-term. The need to curtail fugitive methane and greenhouse gas emissions along the value chain is intensifying, while decentralised renewable generation and energy storage are increasingly becoming cheaper and more competitive. See the commentary on Informa Connect's Clean Energy & Renewables online journal.