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Solar Power On the Rise in Arkansas

Solar Power On the Rise in Arkansas

There's nothing new under the sun? A quick glance around Arkansas, where solar power projects are popping up all over, shows just the opposite.
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Clean Line Meets Resistance from Arkansas Lawmakers

Despite the promise of jobs and clean wind energy for Arkansas, the Clean Line has met resistance in court and from the state's entire congressional delegation.
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Arkansas Advanced Energy Association Names Katie Laning Niebaum Director

Katie Laning Niebaum is appointed executive director of the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association and its educational affiliate, the Arkansas Advanced Energy Foundation.
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German automobile maker Volkswagen still smarting after an emissions scandal left 2,540 Arkansans eligible for buybacks. read more >

Solar Jobs Grow in US by 20 Percent in 2015

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Clean Line Commits To Building With Arkansas-Made Products

Clean Line Energy Partners of Houston has agreed to buy Arkansas-made supplies for its huge transmission line construction project from manufacturing facilities in Malvern and West Memphis. read more >

Arkansas at Crossroads for Individual Solar

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Ecoark's Randy May on Covering All Four Corners

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Ideology vs. Jobs (Editorial)

Arkansas' congressional delegation opposes the Clean Line project, citing concerns about a lack of local control. At the same time, state officials have awarded $340,000 in taxpayer money to Sediver, one of the Clean Line suppliers, along with other incentives. read more >

United Federal Credit Union Wins Top Honor at Best Places to Work Awards

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UA Earns Record $101.7M in Research Funding

The University of Arkansas says it received $101.7 million in research — the highest level in the university's history and 27 percent more than it got in 2015 — for the fiscal year that ended June 30. read more >

Bill Halter's Scenic Hill Solar Lands Big First Projects, With L'Oreal

Scenic Hill Solar, led by former Arkansas lieutenant governor Bill Halter, has landed big work for its first projects — the multimillion-dollar job of putting thousands of solar panels on two L'Oreal USA cosmetics factories in North Little Rock and Florence, Kentucky. read more >

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3.9 Percent

Arkansas' August unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.9 percent, according to the state Department of Workforce Services. read more >

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