Louisiana Energy Policy Simulator Insights: Current Emissions Trajectory, NDC Scenario

Research using the Louisiana Energy Policy Simulator developed by Energy Innovation and RMI evaluates Louisiana’s current emissions trajectory, finding the state’s economy-wide emissions will increase 30 percent by 2050 compared to 2020 under a business-as-usual scenario, not including proposed industrial facilities. But, the modeling shows implementing stronger climate policies across the buildings, power, industrial, land use, and transportation sectors could establish Louisiana as America’s clean energy innovation hub. An ambitious climate policy pathway could reduce emissions 97 percent by 2050, create 111,000 new job-years in 2030, avoid approximately 2,300 premature deaths by 2050, and align the state with the United States’s Nationally Determined Contribution.