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John Bel Edwards at NOEW: New Orleans culture helps draw startups, clean energy key to new jobs

John Bel Edwards at NOEW

March 30, 2023 — While touting the cultural economy that makes New Orleans an attractive place for startups, Gov. John Bel Edwards on Thursday told a crowd gathered for New Orleans Entrepreneur Week that his climate policies were creating economic development opportunities.

And during the remarks at Gallier Hall, he announced a key update on the state’s renewable energy sector that could offer a boost to the local companies racing to develop new carbon-capture technologies.

Edwards said new federal regulations, set for later this spring, will give the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources and not the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency the primary authority over wells needed to inject carbon underground.

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