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PSC to Rule on Utility Rates in Solar Energy Showdown This article is available only in print.

PSC to Rule on Utility Rates in Solar Energy Showdown

A yearlong debate over the value of self-generated electricity in Arkansas is boiling down to a duel in the sun.
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Solar Projects Shining Examples in Arkansas This article is available only in print.

Tom Jacobs wondered if the sunshine pouring onto his 1,200 acres might feasibly power some of his farm operations in DeWitt, so he volunteered to become a guinea pig.
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Husqvarna Turns to Today's Power in Nashville This article is available only in print.

The Husqvarna Group announced plans in June to build a 1.3-megawatt solar facility at its injection molding plant in Nashville (Howard County), but the global power equipment firm didn't say who the contractor would be.
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Conway, Paragould Counter Cord Cutters This article is available only in print.

Conway, one of the state's fastest-growing cities, isn't immune to the scourge of cord cutters but has learned to adapt to shifting customer desires. read more >

US Energy Consumption Sources Evolve

The nation's use of renewable energy sources like biofuels, solar and wind is increasing, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Last year, about 10 percent of total U.S. energy consumption was from renewable energy sources. read more >

Here Comes The Sun (Editorial)

We look forward to the day when solar energy — safe, clean and renewable — becomes a major source of power. That day's not here yet, but it's coming closer. read more >

PSC's John P. Bethel on Keeping Arkansas' Utilities in Line

As executive director of the Arkansas Public Service Commission, John P. Bethel is responsible for the direction and management of the staff of the commission, which oversees the rates and services of the natural gas, electric, water, sewer and telecommunications utilities in Arkansas. read more >

Charting a Course for Road Funding in Arkansas (Erika Gee and Justin Allen Commentary)

Our roads are in need of repair and expansion, but the money necessary to meet these needs isn't there. Decisions made in the coming months by elected officials, and possibly the voters, will shape the future of our transportation infrastructure for years to come. read more >

Hospital Vendors Earn Millions for Services

Tax forms filed by nonprofit hospitals in Arkansas provide a peek into the millions of dollars the hospitals spend on their vendors. read more >

CARTI Docs Again Get Highest Nonprofit Salaries

Oncologists from Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute again dominate the list of the state's highest-paid nonprofit employees, occupying four of the top five positions with total compensation of $1.57 million to $2.3 million in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2016. read more >

PSC Chairman Criticizes Plan to Prop Up Coal

The state's top utility regulator expressed deep doubts Tuesday about Energy Secretary Rick Perry's proposed rule to fortify the national electric grid's “resilience” by providing cost recovery for coal and nuclear power plants. read more >

Trump Administration: Court Can't Suspend Pipeline Decision

Attorneys for the Trump administration said a federal judge has no authority to second-guess a presidential permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline as they seek to stop a lawsuit that would block the project. read more >

Trump Administration To Terminate Obama's Climate Plan

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday that he will sign a new rule overriding the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era effort to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. read more >

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