Power Generation Alternatives for the Michoud Natural Gas Plants
- New Orleans, Louisiana
- Louisiana Public Health Institute; Alliance for Affordable Energy
The Louisiana Public Health Institute will conduct an HIA of four power generation alternatives for east New Orleans as the Michoud natural gas plants are retired: a gasification plant that will use municipal garbage; a hybrid solar-natural gas plant; an off-shore wind farm; and a Mississippi River turbine project. The HIA will consider the health implications associated with changes in air quality (which can affect asthma and cardiovascular disease), consumer power costs (which can affect people’s ability to afford food, housing, and health care), and local traffic and employment (which have implications for injury and general health).
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At A Glance
- In Progress
- Completion Date
- Expected December 2015
- Natural Resources and Energy
- Organization Type