Energy Archive

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.

Competing Net Metering Proposals Filed With PSC

by Kyle Massey 9/19/2017 11:46 am

Two subgroups of a panel formed to make recommendations on the future of solar energy development in Arkansas have presented competing proposals to the state PSC, which has been studying net metering.

Entergy Honored for Driving Economic Development

by Kyle Massey 9/19/2017 09:26 am

Entergy Corp., the parent company of the state's largest investor-owned electric utility, Entergy Arkansas, has been recognized as a powerful force in economic development by Site Selection magazine.

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.