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Winds of Change, Part 1 (2023)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana, Chalmette, St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2023-12-01

Duration: 00:08:38

Subjects: Wind power | Renewable energy | Energy


  • LeBlanc, Karen Host
  • Poche, Reggie J. Interviewee
  • Richard, Jacqueline Interviewee
  • Netherton, Jenny Interviewee
  • Barnes, Stephen Interviewee
  • Lambert, Brad Interviewee


This segment from the December 1, 2023, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the first part of Karen LeBlanc’s report on Louisiana’s emerging wind energy industry. Her report includes a visit to the wind turbine training program at Nunez Community College in Chalmette. Her report also touches on Louisiana’s Climate Action Plan. She interviews: Reggie J. Poche, the dean of instruction at Nunez Community College; Jacqueline Richard, director of coastal studies and GIS technologies at Nunez; Jenny Netherton, Louisiana program manager for the Southeastern Wind Coalition; Dr. Stephen Barnes, the director of the Kathleen Babineaux Blanco Public Policy Center at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL); and Brad Lambert, the deputy secretary for the Louisiana Department of Economic Development.