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In Win for Solar, PSC Allows Grandfathering for Net Metering Customers
David Hillman

In Win for Solar, PSC Allows Grandfathering for Net Metering Customers

In a significant decision for solar energy, Arkansans who now get credit on their utility bills for electricity they generate at their homes and businesses will be able to continue at current rates for 20 years.
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Bill Targets Clean Line, Contrasting With Trump's Zeal for Infrastructure

Arkansas' congressional delegation backs a bill that would halt the $2 billion Clean Line project.
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Advanced Energy Has Its Day at Capitol

It was Arkansas Advanced Energy Day at the state Capitol, and Sen. Garry Stubblefield was speaking to the state's top energy efficiency and renewable power companies, but he had to hold to his priorities.
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Ken Smith Retiring as AAEA Policy Director

The Arkansas Advanced Energy Association surprised Policy Director Ken Smith with recognition on Tuesday, and he surprised everyone else with the news that he will be retiring.
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