Energy Archive

Data Theft: Is Your Business Ready? (Aaron Gamewell Expert Advice)

by Aaron Gamewell 9/18/2017 12:00 am

Aaron Gamewell of SBS CyberSecurity offers his list of actions that every business should deploy to mitigate the risk of a data breach.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Rises to 3.5 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/15/2017 10:00 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate in August increased one-tenth of a percentage point to 3.5 percent.

Entergy, AECC, SWEPCO Send Crews to Hurricane Zone

by Kyle Massey 9/11/2017 11:33 am

When Hurricane Irma ripped into Florida on Sunday, cutting off electric power to more than 6 million homes and businesses, Rob Roedel was rallying a rescue party, but he also found himself thinking about an ice storm.

Terry Rhoades Promoted at Southwest Power Pool (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/11/2017 12:00 am

Terry Rhoades has been promoted to project management office manager at Southwest Power Pool of Little Rock.

Solar Power Generating More Electric Power Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/11/2017 12:00 am

Solar power now employs the largest share of workers in the electric power generation sector in the United States, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Energy.

For Center for Toxicology & Environmental Health, Disasters Mean Business

by Mark Friedman 9/11/2017 12:00 am

Founded in 1997, CTEH of North Little Rock got its start dealing with chemical spills from train derailments, but now includes services such as risk assessment, crisis management and training.

No Catch: Lower Electric Bills Pay for High-Efficiency Retrofits

by Kyle Massey 9/11/2017 12:00 am

OECC's PAYS program — for Pay As You Save — has erased the doubts of landlords and homeowners alike, retrofitting close to 300 homes at a cost of $1.5 million since April 2016.

Tyson Foods Commits to Food Sustainability

by Marty Cook 9/11/2017 12:00 am

Tyson Foods CEO Tom Hayes says his company's commitment to creating a sustainable food program can help create a healthier environment, a healthier workforce and healthier animals.

With Harvey, Utility Companies More Than Just Light Relief

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/11/2017 12:00 am

Mark Cayce knows firsthand what hurricanes can do to coastal Texas, so the CEO of Ouachita Electric Cooperative Corp., was glad to have a houseful of guests in south Arkansas when Harvey made its arrival Aug. 25.

Terracon's David Hopkins Sets Sites on Solar

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/11/2017 12:00 am

David Hopkins has almost 30 years of experience in environmental consulting and marketing, most recently as the senior principal/office manager at Terracon Consultants Inc.

Too Good, But True (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 9/11/2017 12:00 am

PAYS — Pay As You Save — finances energy-efficiency upgrades for OECC ratepayers and allows them to pay it back with the monthly savings that result from using less electricity.

UA Professor Receives $3.2M In Grants for Energy Projects

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/7/2017 11:50 am

A University of Arkansas professor has received $3.2 million from the U.S. Department of Energy for projects that will accelerate the development of a new class of efficient, lightweight and reliable power converters.

UA Team Awarded $2.4M To Develop Energy-Efficient Fertilizer

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/6/2017 11:21 am

University of Arkansas researchers and researchers from two other institutions have received a $2.4 million National Science Foundation grant to develop a chemical process that converts nitrogen and phosphorous from wastewater into commercial fertilizer.

Arkansas Business Presents New Lists of Minority-, Woman-Owned Companies

by Gwen Moritz 9/4/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Business presents two lists of 135 minority-owned companies and 98 woman-owned companies who responded to our first-ever survey of companies in those categories.

At Harbor Environmental Inc., Fixers Help Clients Sleep Better

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 9/4/2017 12:00 am

Trena Adair founded consulting firm Harbor Environmental Inc. of Little Rock in November 2007. Her college classmate and former co-worker, Leslie Davis, joined the business eight months later because, both women said, they wanted to be in charge of their own destinies.

Final Permitting Near for Sun Bio Pulp Mill

by George Waldon 8/28/2017 12:00 am

Construction could start late this year on the billion-dollar Sun Bio Material pulp mill near Gum Springs. But the building process for the sprawling Clark County complex is expected to begin in earnest early next year.

Osteopathic School Gets Rebate for Charging Stations

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/25/2017 02:34 pm

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education and its first college, the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Smith, has been awarded a $2,500 OG&E Electric Vehicle Charging Station Rebate.

Two Fayetteville Energy Projects Net $4M In Grants

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/24/2017 05:09 pm

The U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy recently awarded $30 million in grants to 21 projects nationwide, as part of the Creating Innovative and Reliable Circuits Using Inventive Topologies and Semiconductors (CIRCUITS) program.

The Influencers: Tom Schueck of Lexicon Inc.

by George Waldon 8/21/2017 12:00 am

After building Schueck Steel into a family of companies under the Lexicon corporate banner, Tom Schueck has developed a secondary career of sorts.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Stays Level at 3.4 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/18/2017 09:21 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate in July stayed at 3.4 percent. The record low was set in May and has remained unchanged for three months.