Private Solar's Future in Arkansas Hinges on PSC Review

Private Solar's Future in Arkansas Hinges on PSC Review

Decisions by the Arkansas Public Service Commission could promote solar generation at homes and businesses or even cripple it, advocates say, but the most critical rulings may not come for more than a year.
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Arkansas Cooperatives Apply Rural Electrification Model to Internet Access

Ouachita Electric in Camden, North Arkansas Electric in Salem (Fulton County) and Ozarks Electric in Fayetteville plan to deliver internet via fiber optic cable to their members in the next few months.
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Todd Hillman of MISO on Keeping Arkansas Within Balance of Power

Todd Hillman is the vice president of Midcontinent Independent System Operator's south region, the company which took over the electricity transmission of Entergy Corp. in Arkansas in 2011.
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Arkansas Business Hall of Fame Names 4 Inductees

The Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas this week announced four new inductees to its Arkansas Business Hall of Fame. read more >

Landowners, Exxon Mobil Attorneys Spar in Appeals Court

Attorneys for landowners along a crude oil pipeline that ruptured in Arkansas in 2013 say Exxon Mobil Pipeline Co. breached its contract because the pipeline interferes with their ability to enjoy their property. read more >

Pulaski County Wants To Catch Rays, Not Solar Catch-22

Pulaski County's lawyers see solar energy as an enticing way for businesses and county government itself to cut their electric bills, but they've encountered a kind of legal sunblock. read more >

Allow Counties to Innovate (Barry Hyde Commentary)

Pulaski County is taking three approaches to promote innovative energy conservation and aid the development of markets for energy and water conservation and renewable resource-distributed generation for our citizens. read more >

A Power Line to Nowhere (Julie Morton Commentary)

Clean Line Partners has consistently exaggerated the benefits of its Plains & Eastern Clean Line transmission project to Arkansas. read more >

At 5th Meeting, AAEA Gets Update on Energy Efficiency, Honors Steve Patterson

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GE to Buy LM Wind Power for $1.65B

General Electric of Boston said Tuesday that it will purchase LM Wind Power, the Denmark manufacturer and supplier of rotor blades to the wind industry, for $1.65 billion. read more >

Ecoark's Magnolia Solar Signs Agreement to Commercialize Technology

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Asa Hutchinson: Arkansas Would See Benefits From Clean Line Project

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson both spoke of benefits from the controversial Plains and Eastern Clean Line, which would carry 4,000 megawatts of wind-generated power across Arkansas. read more >

Named Next Chief of Oil and Gas Group, Hutchinson Decries U.S. Regulation

Gov. Asa Hutchinson was named the next chairman of the Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission, which promotes American-produced energy. read more >

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