Energy Archive

Ecoark's Magnolia Solar Signs Agreement to Commercialize Technology

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/6/2016 03:07 pm

Ecoark Holdings Inc. of Rogers says its wholly owned subsidiary Magnolia Solar Inc. has signed a teaming arrangement with India-based InSolare Energy to bring Magnolia's solar photovoltaic technology to market.

Asa Hutchinson: Arkansas Would See Benefits From Clean Line Project

by Kyle Massey 10/4/2016 09:19 am

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.

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

by Kyle Massey 10/3/2016 05:40 pm

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

Arkansas Sets Panel to Review Quality in Buffalo Watershed

by Associated Press 9/30/2016 12:32 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson wants the heads of five state agencies to review water quality issues within the watershed of the Buffalo National River and make sure Arkansas has a means to preserve and protect it.

Talks Between Amfuel, Union Help Keep Most Magnolia Employees Through 2017

by Sarah Campbell 9/30/2016 10:00 am

American Fuel Cell & Coated Fabrics Co. of Magnolia says "a substantial portion of the workforce will remain employed" until November 2017 and "potentially beyond."

US Economy Grew at 1.4 Percent Rate in Spring

by Associated Press 9/29/2016 10:26 am

The U.S. economy expanded at a slightly faster pace in the spring than previously reported, aided by new-found strength in business construction.

ESP Confirms Jefferson County Site For $3B Project, Citing Easement Success

by Kyle Massey 9/27/2016 02:49 pm

CEO Roger Williams says Energy Security Partners has selected land in Jefferson County as its final and official site for a $3 billion-plus plant to convert natural gas into diesel and other liquid fuels. Williams said the final piece of the puzzle was acquisition of an easement allowing river access.

Rock Region Metro Continues Maintenance Deal With Love's Trillium CNG

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/27/2016 09:21 am

Rock Region Metro of North Little Rock plans to replace its remaining 43 diesel-fueled buses with compressed natural gas buses by the end of 2025.

Volkswagen Faces Long Road in Regaining Trust

by Marty Cook 9/26/2016 12:00 am

German automobile maker Volkswagen still smarting after an emissions scandal left 2,540 Arkansans eligible for buybacks.

Solar Jobs Grow in US by 20 Percent in 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/26/2016 12:00 am

In Arkansas, however, only 264 people were employed in solar jobs in 2015, putting the state at 49th in per-capita ranking of solar jobs among the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Clean Line Meets Resistance from Arkansas Lawmakers

by Kyle Massey 9/26/2016 12:00 am

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.

Clean Line Commits To Building With Arkansas-Made Products

by Kyle Massey 9/26/2016 12:00 am

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.

Solar Power On the Rise in Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 9/26/2016 12:00 am

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.

Arkansas at Crossroads for Individual Solar

by Kyle Massey 9/26/2016 12:00 am

Solar power generated at individual homes and businesses remains relatively rare in Arkansas, but it has been growing.

Ecoark's Randy May on Covering All Four Corners

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/26/2016 12:00 am

Before coming to Ecoark Holdings Inc. of Rogers and becoming its chairman of the board and CEO, Randy May spent over 15 years in divisional roles with Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Ideology vs. Jobs (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 9/26/2016 12:00 am

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.

Arkansas Advanced Energy Association Names Katie Laning Niebaum Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/23/2016 10:33 am

Katie Laning Niebaum is appointed executive director of the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association and its educational affiliate, the Arkansas Advanced Energy Foundation.

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

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2016 11:35 am

Arkansas Business and the Best Companies Group honors 29 Arkansas companies with "Best Places to Work" awards, which honor firms that have exceptional workplace environments.

UA Earns Record $101.7M in Research Funding

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2016 10:08 am

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.

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

by Kyle Massey 9/20/2016 09:39 am

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.