Issue Papers



Danger & opportunity: Implications of climate change for Louisiana (.pdf) - a report for the Louisiana State Legislature.  Released May 1999.

City of New Orleans 2009 Carbon Footprint Report (.pdf) - a report by the City of New Orleans as part of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives agreement.  Released August 2009

Proactive Policies for the Development of Louisiana's Solar Power Industry (.pdf) - a white paper produced by the Louisiana Solar Action Committee, of which the Alliance is a member.  Released April 2009.

United States

The Future of Nuclear Power (.pdf) - the executive summary of a report by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Released July 2003.  2009 update (.pdf)

Green Jobs in U.S. Metro Areas (.pdf) - a report prepared by the United States Conference of Mayors and the Mayors Climate Protection Center on current and potential green jobs in the U.S. Economy.  Released October 2008.

The Mysterious Little Gypsy (.pdf) - a report by Economist James E. Metzger of Histecon Associates, Inc. on the additional costs of burning coal and petroleum coke in the potential conversion of the Little Gypsy power plant.  Released February 2009.

Unlocking Energy Efficiency in the U.S. Economy (.pdf) - a report by McKinsey and Company that outlines the benefits of energy efficiency for the United States.  Released July 2009.

Building a Solar Future: Repowering America's Homes, Businesses and Industry with Solar Energy (.pdf) - a report by Environment America. Released March 2010.

State of the States 2009: Renewable Energy Development and the Role of Policy (.pdf) - a report by the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory.  Released November 2009