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Saving Our Energy (1992)



Genre: Documentary

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Public Domain

Date Issued: 1992-09-20

Duration: 00:57:50

Subjects: Energy | Compressed natural gas | Environment | Energy conservation | RECYCLING | Architecture and energy conservation


  • Weaver, Dennis Host
  • East, Charles, Jr. Producer
  • Smith, Mary Lee Interviewee
  • Cage, Thelma Interviewee
  • Scott, Loren Interviewee
  • Koch, Martin Interviewee
  • Landry, Charlie Interviewee
  • Guidry, Jason Interviewee
  • Matthews, Lana Interviewee
  • Brittingham, Pete Interviewee
  • Barre, Margie Interviewee
  • Sweeney, Frank Interviewee
  • Pearson, Terry Interviewee
  • Meyer, Charles Interviewee
  • Broussard, Margaret Interviewee
  • Tiner, E. R. Interviewee
  • Simmons, Clotie Interviewee
  • Hays, John Interviewee
  • LeBouef, Marlene Interviewee
  • Dodds, Jimmy Interviewee
  • O'Donnell, Frank Interviewee
  • Domangue, Roy Interviewee
  • Fontenot, Ruth Interviewee
  • Durrett, Richard Interviewee
  • Paul, Skip Interviewee
  • Porter, Jim Interviewee
  • Richard, Sylvan J. Interviewee
  • Uildriks, Gary Interviewee
  • Shilling, Leroy Interviewee
  • Roberts, Ken Interviewee


This documentary from September 20, 1992, features host Dennis Weaver exploring energy conservation efforts in Louisiana, including the use of new energy efficient technologies. It covers: the history of energy production in Louisiana; the use of energy efficient technologies in the seafood industry; van pooling; the growing use of compressed natural gas in vehicles; energy education efforts, including Good Neighbor Day in Shreveport and Louisiana Energy Education Day at LSU; energy saving pioneers in Louisiana; recycling efforts in the state, including the use of recycled tires to build new roads; a look at the state’s current energy resources; the consolidation of energy resources by municipalities, including the Louisiana Energy and Power Authority in Lafayette; and the use of energy efficient technologies in aquaculture, including alligator hunting. It includes interviews with: Mary Lee Smith; Thelma Cage; Dr. Loren Scott, the chairman of the economics department at LSU; Martin Koch, crawfish farmer in Bayou Goula; Charlie Landry, crawfish farmer in White Castle; Jason Guidry, seafood processing plant owner in Abbeville; Lana Matthews, Pete Brittingham, and Margie Barre, van poolers; Frank Sweeney, general foreman of operations for the Baton Rouge Water Company; Terry Pearson, compressed natural gas consultant; Charles Meyer, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development; Margaret Broussard, E. R. Tiner, Clotie Simmons, and John Hays, Good Neighbor Day attendees; Marlene LeBouef, energy education specialist; Grayson Ball, student; Jimmy Dodds, architect; Frank O’Donnell, hearing and air conditioning consultant; Roy Domangue, builder in Gonzales; Ruth Fontenot, environmental planner in Iberia Parish; Richard Durrett, parish administrator in Lincoln Parish; Skip Paul, Louisiana Transportation Research Center; Jim Porter, president of the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association; Sylvan J. Richard, general manager at the Louisiana Energy and Power Authority; Gary Uildriks, operations and planning manager for LEPA; Leroy Shilling, alligator farmer in Watson; and Dr. Ken Roberts, marine economics specialist at the LSU AgCenter.