Energy Archive

Harbor's Leslie Davis on How Companies Can Reduce Waste, Regulation

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/20/2015 12:00 am

Leslie Davis, vice president and principal at Harbor Environmental & Safety of Little Rock, co-founded the environmental, safety and engineering consulting firm with Trena Adair in 2007. Davis specializes in acquisition assistance and implementation of compliance management systems.

Ozarks Electric to Build Solar Generation Facility in Springdale

by Alexis Hosticka 7/16/2015 01:15 pm

Ozarks Electric will soon begin construction of a one-megawatt solar generation facility in Springdale, the company announced on Wednesday.

Arkansas Business to Honor 2015 Best Places to Work at Sept. 16 Luncheon

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/16/2015 11:33 am

Arkansas Business will honor its 2015 Best Places to Work in Arkansas at an awards luncheon Wednesday, Sept. 16.

Clean Line Gets $50M Investment for Wind Projects

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2015 03:38 pm

Clean Line Energy Partners, the company planning a $2 billion, 750-mile transmission line to run through Arkansas, will receive an investment of up to $50 million from Bluescape Resouces, a private energy investment firm.

Natural Gas Surpasses Coal as Biggest US Electricity Source

by Associated Press 7/13/2015 12:59 pm

Natural gas overtook coal as the top source of U.S. electric power generation for the first time ever earlier this spring, a milestone that has been in the making for years as the price of gas slides and new regulations make coal more risky for power generators.

Marathon Petroleum Partnership to Buy MarkWest for $14.69B

by Associated Press 7/13/2015 12:54 pm

A partnership run by Marathon Petroleum will spend $14.69 billion to buy MarkWest Energy Partners, a company that splits natural gas into other fuels.

Utility Black Hills Corp. Buys SourceGas for $1.2B

by Associated Press 7/13/2015 09:56 am

Regional utility Black Hills Corp. is buying natural gas provider SourceGas, which serves 425,000 customers in Nebraska, Arkansas, Colorado and Wyoming, for roughly $1.2 billion.

South Getting Its First Big Wind Farm in North Carolina

by Associated Press 7/12/2015 01:22 pm

On a vast tract of old North Carolina farmland, crews are getting ready to build something the South has never seen: a commercial-scale wind energy farm.

Mayflower Oil Spill Consent Decree Put Up for Court Approval

by Associated Press 7/8/2015 06:53 am

The federal government has asked a U.S. District Court judge to approve a final version of a consent decree with the state of Arkansas and Exxon Mobil over a 2013 oil spill in Mayflower in central Arkansas.

Springdale Water, Little Rock Beef Up CNG Fleets

by Sean Beherec 7/6/2015 12:00 am

While private companies have reported benefits from using or offering compressed natural gas, several cities and utilities in Arkansas have also turned to the alternative fuel source. Springdale Water Utilities added CNG trucks to its fleet last year, and the city of Little Rock has been purchasing more of the vehicles.

CNG Stations Continue Expansion in Arkansas

by Sean Beherec 7/6/2015 12:00 am

Compressed natural gas stations around the state are seeing gains in fuel sales and demand, despite lower costs this year for traditional fuels.

Millennials Rising as Biggest Share of Workforce

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The millennial generation earlier this year passed Generation X to become the largest share of the U.S. workforce, the Pew Research Center says.

Growing Participation Means Longer List of Largest Trade & Professional Unions

by Austin DuVall 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The Arkansas Business list of the state's largest trade and professional associations is back after a four-year hiatus, complete with 15 new entries because of greater participation.

Arkansas Ends Fiscal Year with $191M Surplus

by Mark Carter 7/2/2015 10:59 am

Arkansas ended the fiscal year with a surplus of $191.6 million, according to data released Thursday by the state Department of Finance & Administration.

Hutchinson Announces State Board Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/2/2015 09:29 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the latest round of appointments to state boards, panels and committees.

US Manufacturing Growth Improves in June; Hiring Jumps

by Associated Press 7/1/2015 11:13 am

U.S. manufacturing growth improved in June, helped by a jump in employment.

Arkansas, Others Sue Over Rule Giving Feds Authority on State Water

by Associated Press 6/29/2015 02:25 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has joined several states in a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Justices Rule Against EPA Power Plant Mercury Limits

by Associated Press 6/29/2015 11:53 am

The Supreme Court ruled Monday against the Obama administration's attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants, but it may only be a temporary setback for regulators.

Slideshow: 40 Under 40 Honorees Recognized At Luncheon

by Alexis Hosticka 6/29/2015 12:00 am

The 2015 class of Arkansas Business' 40 Under 40 were honored at a luncheon at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock on Wednesday. Each honoree gave a brief acceptance speech and answered questions such as, “What advice would you give your 20-year-old self?” and “What do you want your legacy to be 20 years from now?”

Diamond Pipeline Asks for Condemnations in Four Counties

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/29/2015 12:00 am

The company behind a planned $900 million crude oil pipeline filed several petitions in the past month to gain access to property for the line.