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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In Progress
Completion Date
Expected December 2015
Natural Resources and Energy
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