25x’25 Vision: By 2025, America’s farms, forests and ranches will provide 25 percent of the total energy consumed in the United States, while continuing to produce safe, abundant, and affordable food, feed and fiber.



Louisiana’s mild climate and fertile soils are well-suited for biomass production. In addition, the state’s existing oil and gas infrastructure, along with its world-class transportation system could make it a biofuels hub in coming years.

Incentives and Policies
Where to Find Biofuel Pumps
How to Sign up for Green Power

 2011 Report on Louisiana Renewable Energy – American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)


  img_agri-forestry.jpgCourtesy of DOE/NREL

State Legislature:

Former Rep. Jefferson

Passed 25x'25 Resolution



Resource Maps


Solar Map



Alliance Resources

The 25x’25 Alliance has released the results of its Phase II study from the University of Tennessee that assesses the impacts of various energy-related legislative scenarios on the U.S. agriculture and forestry sectors. The study, titled Implications of Energy and Carbon Policies for Agriculture and Forestry Sectors, and undertaken at the request of 25x'25 by the University of Tennessee's Bio-based Energy Analysis Group, projects how proposed energy and carbon payment policy instruments might impact the U.S. agricultural and forestry sectors. In addition to the national findings, we have developed narratives that highlight and explain the findings of the report as it relates to electricity, economic and land use impacts at the state level.

The 25x’25 Alliance is not endorsing a Renewable Electricity Standard or any other policy tool. We are releasing this report and narratives as background information and a resource for those interested in these policy mechanisms. Should you have any questions regarding the report findings, contact information for the report authors can be found on the state narrative document. We hope that you will find the data from the report useful in your advocacy and outreach efforts.

pdf The Economic Impacts of a Renewable Electricity Standard in Louisiana

pdf The Economic Impacts of a Renewable Electricity Standard and Carbon Payment Program in Louisiana

Louisiana 25x'25 Renewable Energy Roundtable Forum Resources

The Louisiana 25x’25 Renewable Energy Roundtable was held January 22, 2009, at the New Orleans Marriott.  This event brought together leaders from state and city government, researchers from some of the state’s universities, and a “who’s who” of private sector leaders who are developing projects that will increase the production of biofuels, renewable electricity, and value-added bioproducts in the state.  These leaders discussed the opportunities, challenges, and impacts associated with the use of forest and agricultural biomass and other clean technologies in the production of energy for electricity, transportation fuels, and other renewable energy applications.

Roundtable Agenda Roundtable Agenda 

Roundtable Tour Agenda Roundtable Tour Agenda 

Roundtable Tour Guide and Map Roundtable Tour Guide and Map 

Speaker Biographies Speaker Biographies

Times-Picayune on 25x'25 Roundtable Forum – 1/22/09

Event Presentations:

25x'25 Overview and Update

Mike Strain, Commissioner, Louisiana Dept. of Agriculture and Forestry Mike Strain, Commissioner, Louisiana Dept. of Agriculture and Forestry 

25x'25 Overview and Update - Read Smith Read Smith, 25x'25 Co-Chair

University Research Initiatives in Louisiana  

Dr. Dan Thomas, LSU Agricultural Center Dr. Dan Thomas, LSU Agricultural Center

Dr. Giovanna DeQueiroz, LSU Agricultural Center Dr. Giovanna DeQueiroz, LSU Agricultural Center 

Dr. Mark Zappi - University of Louisiana-Lafayette Dr. Mark Zappi – University of Louisiana-Lafayette 

Louisiana Renewable Energy Panel

Tom Spies, Agrilectric Tom Spies, Agrilectric 

John Howe, Verenium John Howe, Verenium 

Tim Collins, Consolidated Energy Holdings, LLC Tim Collins, Consolidated Energy Holdings, LLC 

Jeff Bigger, Syntroleum/Dynamic Fuels, LLC Jeff Bigger, Syntroleum/Dynamic Fuels, LLC 

Roddy Hulett, Louisiana Green Fuels Roddy Hulett, Louisiana Green Fuels 

Neville Dolan, Raceland Raw Sugars Neville Dolan, Raceland Raw Sugars 

Steve Shelton, Louisiana CleanTech Network Steve Shelton, Louisiana CleanTech Network 

Incentives and Policy

Search the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency at www.dsireusa.org


Where to Find Biofuels Pumps

E85 pumps in LA:

Biodiesel pumps in LA:


How to Sign Up for Green Power

Buy Wind, Landfill gas, Hydro power:



Install Solar Power:
To find a Solar Professional in your area to design, engineer, install or service a solar system, visit this website: http://www.findsolar.com/index.php?page=findacontractor

Other Resources

Biomass Energy Resources in Louisiana - LSU Report Biomass Energy Resources in Louisiana – LSU Report 

State Partnerships and Activities


Alternative Energy Resources

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