Energy Archive

Words of Wisdom (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/4/2018 12:00 am

This year's crop of 40 Under 40 young professionals offered several nuggets of wisdom that we would have done well to have taken to heart, oh, 30 or 40 years ago. Maybe you, too, can benefit from what they've learned.

Millennials Constitute 35 Percent of U.S. Labor Force

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/4/2018 12:00 am

Millennials are the largest generation in the U.S. labor force, comprising 35 percent of the workforce, according to the Pew Research Center.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2018

by Gwen Moritz 6/4/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas Business presents the 25th class of 40 Under 40 honorees, young professionals from throughout the state in a variety of industries who bear watching.

Today's Power Breaks Ground on Ashley County Solar Array

by Kyle Massey 6/1/2018 02:57 pm

Continuing a string of utility-scale solar energy projects in South Arkansas, Today's Power Inc. of Little Rock broke ground on a one-megawatt solar electricity array Friday between Crossett and Fountain Hill in Ashley County.

Governor Ushers In Stuttgart Solar; PSC Chief Sees Contract as Template

by Kyle Massey 5/29/2018 03:48 pm

"If you can follow this, you don't have to wonder if your project is going to be approved," Arkansas PSC Chairman Ted Thomas said. "We want developers and utilities to know that if they fit in this box, they're going to be good to go."

Dozens of Arkansas Companies Rank on List of Largest ESOPs

by Gwen Moritz 5/28/2018 12:00 am

This week Arkansas Business debuts a new list of ESOPs — employee stock ownership plans — ranked by net assets at the end of the most recent fiscal year for which data is publicly available.

Census Says Older Population Surpassing Younger

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/28/2018 12:00 am

By 2030, all baby boomers — those born in 1946-64 — will be older than 65, and 1 in every 5 U.S. residents will be retirement age, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Former Windstream Execs Acquire Home Energy Rx

by Kyle Massey 5/24/2018 04:16 pm

Two former Windstream executives doing business as Integrated Energy Solutions LLC have acquired Home Energy Rx, a leading residential energy company based in Little Rock.

Walmart Atop Fortune 500 List for 6th Straight Year

by Lance Turner 5/21/2018 11:36 am

Fortune magazine has published its 64th annual Fortune 500 list of the country's biggest companies, and Walmart Inc. of Bentonville ranks No. 1 for the sixth consecutive year.

75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas Combine for $38.9B

by Gwen Moritz 5/21/2018 12:00 am

Revenue at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield topped $2.5 billion last year, a milestone achieved by only one other company in the 30 years that Arkansas Business has been ranking private companies by revenue.

Arkansas Sees 1.1 Percent Increase in GDP

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/21/2018 12:00 am

Real gross domestic product grew in 47 states and the District of Columbia in 2017, averaging 2.1 percent nationally, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Sherwood RV Development Attracts $6.3M Purchase (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/21/2018 12:00 am

an affiliate of Freedom Roads/Camping World of Lincolnshire, Illinois, acquired the River City Recreation World at 6721 Warden Road.

Coulson Oil's John Harris Says Employees, Customer Service Keep Wheels Greased

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/21/2018 12:00 am

John Harris, an Ashdown native, has served as president and CEO of Coulson Oil in North Little Rock since 2013. The company has experienced record growth under his leadership, expanding to both retail and commercial fuels.

Arkansas' April Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3.8 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/18/2018 10:31 am

For the third consecutive month, Arkansas recorded the same jobless rate, and that rate is below the U.S. rate.

Smoak Is Named Swepco President and COO

by Kyle Massey 5/14/2018 02:58 pm

Longtime engineer and executive Malcolm Smoak has been appointed president and chief operating officer of Southwestern Electric Power Co. in Shreveport, Louisiana, effective immediately.

Bethel's Retirement at PSC Leads to Job at Entergy Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 5/14/2018 02:39 pm

John Bethel, who retired last month as executive director of the Arkansas Public Service Commission, joined Entergy Arkansas yesterday as the electric utility's director of public affairs, responsible in part for relations with state governme

Mercy Shifts Staff; Dollerschell Advances at Garver (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/14/2018 12:00 am

Sharon Little of Barling and Kelly Hokit of Fort Smith are among five people to begin new jobs with Mercy. Joe Dollerschell has been promoted to Arkansas water team leader for Garver in Fayetteville.

Arkansas PSC Approves $4.5B Wind Catcher Project

by Kyle Massey 5/8/2018 03:09 pm

The Arkansas Public Service Commission approves a $4.5 billion Oklahoma wind energy project known as Wind Catcher, even though opponents have bashed it in an advertising campaign.

With Prices Up, Jenkins Likes Murphy's Position but Plans No Dividend Hike

by Kyle Massey 5/8/2018 09:49 am

As crude oil prices topped $70 a barrel this week, Murphy Oil CEO Roger Jenkins told industry analysts not to expect an increased dividend anytime soon.

Entergy Denies Hiring Actors to Favor Power Plant, Says It's Investigating

by Kyle Massey 5/7/2018 08:52 am

Entergy Corp., the parent company of the state's largest electric utility, Entergy Arkansas, is denying that it paid actors to pack public meetings in New Orleans to support plans for a new power plant.