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Advanced Energy Association Sets 2017 Priorities
Katie Laning Niebaum

Advanced Energy Association Sets 2017 Priorities

Improving Arkansans' access to low-cost financing for energy efficiency projects and removing barriers to the spread of homemade renewable energy are among the legislative priorities announced by the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association.
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Energy Sector In Arkansas Expects Shift Under Trump, Not Upheaval

An oil- and coal-friendly Trump administration is taking power in Washington, promising a real shake-up. Still, Arkansas energy observers caution against expecting a huge shift.
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Renewable Trend in Energy May Be Beyond Trump's Grasp

Donald J. Trump won the presidency after a campaign largely negative to renewable sources like solar and wind power, but forces in favor of cleaner power could prove even bigger than The Donald.
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LM Wind Power Aims to be Carbon Neutral by 2018

LM Wind Power, the Denmark manufacturer and supplier of rotor blades to the wind industry, said Wednesday that it plans to be carbon neutral by 2018.
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