Energy Archive

Bruce Westerman Appointed to House Science Committee, Names Press Secretary

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/16/2014 10:12 am

U.S. Rep.-elect Bruce Westerman, R-Ark., announced his selection to serve on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology for the 114th Congress.

Arkansas Receives $13M EPA Grant for Water Infrastructure

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/16/2014 08:39 am

The Arkansas Natural Resource Commission has been awarded $13.5 million by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to install, upgrade and replace water infrastructure in the state.

Here's Why Oil Is Down by Half And What It Means For You

by Associated Press 12/15/2014 03:25 pm

The price of oil has fallen by nearly half in just six months. So what's going on? A global imbalance of supply and demand that is rippling across the world economy, for better and worse.

Arkansas No. 4 Shale Gas Producer in United States

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/15/2014 12:00 am

Shale gas production helped gross withdrawals of natural gas in the United States reach a record high of 82 billion cubic feet per day in 2013, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Like Low Gas Prices? So Does the Station Owner

by Associated Press 12/12/2014 11:26 am

So you think you are finally getting one over on the gas stations as you pay well under $3 a gallon for the first time in four years? Guess again.

ASTA Funds UALR Research into Solar Cell Technology

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/12/2014 11:22 am

The Arkansas Science and Technology Authority has awarded a grant of $46,500 to a University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor of physics who hopes to improve on a solar cell material as a stable source of sustainable energy.

NLR Chamber, ABPG Launch Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame

by Lee Hogan 12/10/2014 01:38 pm

The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Arkansas Business Publishing Group of Little Rock, launched the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

Oil Takes Another Dive on OPEC Report, US Supplies

by Associated Press 12/10/2014 11:43 am

The price of oil took another dive Wednesday to new five-year lows after OPEC projected the world will need less of its oil next year.

Entergy to Purchase Union Power Station in El Dorado for $948M

by Sean Beherec 12/9/2014 08:42 am

Entergy Corporation's subsidiaries have agreed to purchase the Union Power Station in El Dorado for $948 million.

Kohl's Keeps Bright in Eyes of EPA

by Sean Beherec 12/8/2014 12:00 am

Kohl's was ranked second in the country behind Wal-Mart for the most installed solar capacity in a report release in October by the Solar Energy Industries Association, and Ikea was recognized for having the highest percentage of its stores with a solar array.

East-Harding's Van Tilbury on Getting Students To Climb the Ladder into Construction

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/8/2014 12:00 am

Van Tilbury is chairman-elect of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce and will focus his 2015 chairmanship on issues including workforce development, education, public safety and economic development.

Fort Smith Administrator Calls Sewer Pact ‘Fair Deal'

by Marty Cook 12/8/2014 12:00 am

The consent decree, which the city's board of directors will vote on Dec. 16, requires Fort Smith to pay $300,000 in fines for past violations of the Clean Water Act and spend more than $200 million to upgrade and replace the city's sewer system in the next 12 years.

Big River Pushes Construction Total to $2.2B

by George Waldon 12/8/2014 12:00 am

The valuation of large commercial projects underway in Arkansas approached $2.2 billion, nearly double the tally from a year ago. The big leap was thanks in no small measure to the $700 million construction contract for the Big River Steel Mill manufacturing facility near Osceola.

Wal-Mart Investment in Solar Energy Transforms Industry

by Sean Beherec 12/8/2014 12:00 am

Wal-Mart's investment in solar energy over the last nine years has paid off not only for the company, but also for its competitors and other businesses, as its scale has helped transform the industry.

NLR Chamber, ABPG Join In Women's Hall of Fame

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/5/2014 11:36 am

The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Arkansas Business Publishing Group of Little Rock to launch a new program to honor the significant contributions of Arkansas women in business, politics, philanthropy and other fields.

Colette Honorable Introduced as Nominee to Energy Panel

by Associated Press 12/4/2014 11:47 am

U.S. Sens. Mark Pryor and John Boozman of Arkansas have introduced an Arkansan as a nominee to a post on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

AEDC: LM Wind Power Paid Back $3.4M in Incentives

by Mark Carter 12/4/2014 10:43 am

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission says Danish manufacturer LM Wind Power, which operates a plant in Little Rock, has repaid the state $3.4 million in incentives following a review that indicated the company had not met specified employment goals.

In Fort Smith, Water, Sewer Fees Will Double

by Associated Press 12/3/2014 07:35 am

A 12-year, $200 million plan to help the city comply with the federal Clean Water Act will come at a cost: City residents will see water and sewer fees double in the next five years.

The Gasoline Price Dividend (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 12/1/2014 12:00 am

The consequence of low prices at the pump is a gasoline dividend, which is being paid to Arkansas motorists and their households every time a tank is filled. In addition to general retail spending and the state sales tax collections that go with it, here are three specific outcomes of the dividend we should be looking for.

The Glass Is Half Full (Mitch Bettis Publisher's Note)

by Mitch Bettis 12/1/2014 12:00 am

Arkansans and Americans in general seem to be feeling blue these days. Maybe a deluge of negative political advertising bludgeoned us into sadness. Perhaps I'm a “glass half-full” guy because I keep noticing that, nationally and within Arkansas, there are positive economic indicators.

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