Energy Archive

Wal-Mart's Marc Lore Blows Top Off Exec Compensation List

by Gwen Moritz 10/30/2017 12:00 am

The word “outlier” was invented to describe things like the top entry on this week's list of the highest-paid executives employed by public companies in Arkansas.

Rock Region Metro's Donna Bowers Honored by Mass Transit (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/30/2017 12:00 am

Donna Bowers, director of operations for Rock Region Metro, the public transportation system for central Arkansas, has been recognized as a 40 Under 40 honoree by Mass Transit trade journal.

Eddie Joe Williams Resigns for Energy Board Job

by Associated Press 10/26/2017 10:41 am

An Arkansas state senator says he's resigning from office after he was appointed by the White House to a board focused on energy issues in the South.

Husqvarna Turns to Today's Power in Nashville

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/23/2017 12:00 am

The Husqvarna Group announced plans in June to build a 1.3-megawatt solar facility at its injection molding plant in Nashville (Howard County), but the global power equipment firm didn't say who the contractor would be.

Conway, Paragould Counter Cord Cutters

by Marty Cook 10/23/2017 12:00 am

Conway, one of the state's fastest-growing cities, isn't immune to the scourge of cord cutters but has learned to adapt to shifting customer desires.

US Energy Consumption Sources Evolve

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/23/2017 12:00 am

The nation's use of renewable energy sources like biofuels, solar and wind is increasing, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Last year, about 10 percent of total U.S. energy consumption was from renewable energy sources.

PSC to Rule on Utility Rates in Solar Energy Showdown

by Kyle Massey 10/23/2017 12:00 am

A yearlong debate over the value of self-generated electricity in Arkansas is boiling down to a duel in the sun.

Solar Projects Shining Examples in Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 10/23/2017 12:00 am

Tom Jacobs wondered if the sunshine pouring onto his 1,200 acres might feasibly power some of his farm operations in DeWitt, so he volunteered to become a guinea pig.

Here Comes The Sun (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 10/23/2017 12:00 am

We look forward to the day when solar energy — safe, clean and renewable — becomes a major source of power. That day's not here yet, but it's coming closer.

PSC's John P. Bethel on Keeping Arkansas' Utilities in Line

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/23/2017 12:00 am

As executive director of the Arkansas Public Service Commission, John P. Bethel is responsible for the direction and management of the staff of the commission, which oversees the rates and services of the natural gas, electric, water, sewer and telecommunications utilities in Arkansas.

Charting a Course for Road Funding in Arkansas (Erika Gee and Justin Allen Commentary)

by Erika Gee and Justin Allen 10/23/2017 12:00 am

Our roads are in need of repair and expansion, but the money necessary to meet these needs isn't there. Decisions made in the coming months by elected officials, and possibly the voters, will shape the future of our transportation infrastructure for years to come.

Hospital Vendors Earn Millions for Services

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/16/2017 12:00 am

Tax forms filed by nonprofit hospitals in Arkansas provide a peek into the millions of dollars the hospitals spend on their vendors.

CARTI Docs Again Get Highest Nonprofit Salaries

by Gwen Moritz 10/16/2017 12:00 am

Oncologists from Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute again dominate the list of the state's highest-paid nonprofit employees, occupying four of the top five positions with total compensation of $1.57 million to $2.3 million in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2016.

PSC Chairman Criticizes Plan to Prop Up Coal

by Kyle Massey 10/11/2017 10:10 am

The state's top utility regulator expressed deep doubts Tuesday about Energy Secretary Rick Perry's proposed rule to fortify the national electric grid's “resilience” by providing cost recovery for coal and nuclear power plants.

Median Household Income Rises 5.6 Percent in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and West Virginia had the lowest median household incomes for 2016.

Joe David Rice Reflects on Being Arkansas' 'Accidental' Tourism Director

by Kyle Massey 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Joe David Rice, who is departing as the state's longest-serving tourism chief, served five governors including Bill Clinton.

Kinco Promotes Browning, Jones (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Steven Browning and Landon Jones have been promoted to superintendent at Kinco Constructors of Little Rock.

Entergy Arkansas' Mike Maulden to Retire

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/6/2017 10:57 am

Mike Maulden, director of business and economic development for Entergy Arkansas, will retire at the end of January after 34 years with the company.

To Ourselves and Our Posterity (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 9/25/2017 12:00 am

Curiously, the richer the United States has become, the less interested we seem in investing in our posterity. Or perhaps we're no longer interested in investing in anyone else's posterity, no matter how important other people's children are to the general welfare of the nation.

20 in Their 20s: New Influentials of 2017 Take Courage, Drive and Heart to Every Corner of Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 9/25/2017 12:00 am

This is the ninth year that Arkansas Business has sought out talented young leaders in our business and nonprofit community to introduce to readers in a feature called the New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s.