Technology Assessment Division

Alternative Transportation and Transportation Efficiency

The Department of Energy and Natural Resources is committed to reducing energy consumption in transportation and promoting the use of alternative fuels.  According to the latest data from the U.S.  Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics, motorists in Louisiana traveled 46,513 Million highway miles in 2011.  The Energy Information Administration estimates that 723 Trillion Btu of energy were consumed in the transportation sector in that same year.  Gasoline and diesel accounted for 38% and 27% of that total, respectively.

Clean Cities

Clean Cities
Clean Cities advances the nation's economic, environmental, and energy security by supporting local actions to reduce petroleum consumption in transportation.  Louisiana currently has two Clean Cities coalitions:

Southeast Louisiana Clean Fuel Partnership
The Southeast Louisiana Clean Fuel Partnership serves the area of the Greater New Orleans Regional Planning Commission (Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, and Tangipahoa Parishes).

Louisiana Clean Fuels
Louisiana Clean Fuels serves the remainder of the state (Acadia, Allen, Ascension, Assumption, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Calcasieu, Caldwell, Cameron, Catahoula, Claiborne, Concordia, DeSoto, East Baton Rouge, East Carroll, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Franklin, Grant, Iberia, Iberville, Jackson, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette Consolidated Government, Lafourche, LaSalle, Lincoln, Livingston, Madison, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Pointe Coupee, Rapides, Red River, Richland, Sabine, St. Helena, St. James, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, Tensas, Terrebonne, Union, Vermilion, Vernon, Washington, Webster, West Baton Rouge, West Carroll, West Feliciana, and Winn Parishes).

Alternative Fuels Data Center

Alternative Fuels Data Center
The Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) provides information, data, and tools to help fleets and other transportation decision makers find ways to reduce petroleum consumption through the use of alternative and renewable fuels, advanced vehicles, and other fuel-saving measures.

Alternative Fueling Station Locator

Incentives and Laws

Louisiana offers attractive tax credits and exceptions to promote the use of alternative transportation fuels.

Louisiana Alternative Fuel Incentives and Laws
Louisiana laws and incentives regarding alternative fuels

Federal Laws and Incentives
Federal incentives, laws and regulations, funding opportunities, and other federal initiatives related to alternative fuels and vehicles, advanced technologies, or air quality.

Additional Information

Alternative Motor Fuels
A list of reports on alternative motor fuels

Renewable Energy
For additional information about Biofuels and Hydrogen, please visit DENR's Renewable Energy page.