Energy Archive

EPA's Clean Power Plan Fuels Carbon Debate

by Marty Cook 7/7/2014 12:00 am

On June 2, the Environmental Protection Agency announced its Clean Power Plan. Environmentalists and power companies have split opinions on the agency's goals.

The Legal Pitfalls of LEED (J. Cliff McKinney II Expert Advice)

by J. Cliff McKinney II 7/7/2014 12:00 am

I am a major supporter of the LEED rating system and truly believe it is the best way to verify that a building is environmentally friendly. However, as with nearly anything, there are legal pitfalls that participants in the LEED rating system may not be aware of.

Snyder CEO Joe Carter on How the Abatement Industry Continues To Grow

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/7/2014 12:00 am

Snyder Environmental, founded in 2001, specializes in asbestos abatement, mold remediation, dust control and lead paint removal in the Midwest and Southern U.S.

No Daily Report, E-newsletters on Friday

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/3/2014 10:01 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report or weekly industry e-newsletters on Friday, the Fourth of July. Arkansas Business Publishing Group offices will be closed Friday as well, reopening on Monday. ABPG wishes everyone a happy Fourth.

Judge Jolts Electric Supplier in Noncompete Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/30/2014 12:00 am

Not only did U.S. District Court Judge Billy Roy Wilson recently rule in favor of a group of workers who were sued for quitting their jobs to join a competitor, but he awarded the lawyers who represented them attorneys' fees and costs in the case.

Little Rock to Host National Energy Efficiency Conference in 2015

by Mark Carter 6/24/2014 09:30 am

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) will bring its 2015 National Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource to the Statehouse Convention Center Sept. 20-22, 2015.

Burgundy Book: Slight Economic Improvement in Arkansas

by Mark Carter 6/24/2014 09:07 am

According to a May survey of business leaders in the state, the near-term outlook for the Little Rock zone improved slightly.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under Forty Class of 2014

by Gwen Moritz 6/23/2014 12:00 am

This week, Arkansas Business presents its 21st class of 40 Under 40 honorees. This year's honorees represent our state's geography — Pine Bluff, England, Jonesboro, Conway, Fort Smith, Rogers — and the diversity of our business community — farming, finance, medicine, academia, nonprofits.

Brian Wolff Named EVP of Public Policy for Edison Electric Institute

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/18/2014 02:14 pm

Edison Electric Institute's board of directors has promoted Brian L. Wolff from senior vice president to executive vice president of public policy and external affairs.

Pay Tops $1 Million For Seven on Highest-paid Nonprofit Employees List

by Gwen Moritz 6/16/2014 12:00 am

Seven nonprofit employees in Arkansas who earned more than $1 million in the 2012 tax year are either medical doctors or hospital administrators, as are the vast majority of the 262 nonprofit employees whose compensation exceeding $215,000 is reported in this issue.

API Launches Oil, Gas Jobs Site

by Lee Hogan 6/12/2014 11:02 am

With the expansion of energy production in the United States and a large pool of workers nearing retirement age, the American Petroleum Institute has created a website to link workers and potential workers with jobs, education, training and certification opportunities.

Wild River Country Turns Cold Shoulder on Snow Maker

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/9/2014 12:00 am

Wild River Country's attempt at bringing snow rides to the park resulted in “substantial additional costs and expenses and [it] suffered catastrophic damages, both financially and to its reputation," according to court filings by its attorney, David Grace of North Little Rock.

Burn, Baby, Burn (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 6/4/2014 01:00 pm

On Tuesday President Obama unveiled new carbon emission standards for power plants, giving Arkansas the unprecedented ability to determine its own plan for meeting those standards. The political and economic challenges in Arkansas are significant, and the outcomes will greatly influence our collective future.

Village Green, Citgo Part of Recent Million-Dollar Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/2/2014 12:00 am

A 172-unit apartment project in southwest Little Rock leads the way in this installment of seven-digit deals.

Four Join List of 75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 5/26/2014 12:00 am

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $31.15 billion in their most recent fiscal years, and the price of entry to the list was $88.8 million.

E-Z Mart Pursuing Upgrades to Stores, Products

by Jan Cottingham 5/26/2014 12:00 am

Sonja Hubbard describes herself as a “fixer.” And as a fixer, the CEO of E-Z Mart Inc. is searching for just the right mix of products and services for the company's 302 convenience stores.

Convenience Stores Head Up Energy List

by Luke Jones 5/26/2014 12:00 am

Convenience stores still top the list of the state's largest private companies in the energy sector, with one more added this year. This year, Flash Market Inc. of West Memphis, a convenience store chain and fuel retailer, remained at the top of the list.

Better Business Bureau Announces Torch Award Winners

by Luke Jones 5/26/2014 12:00 am

According to a news release, recipients were the central Arkansas division of Arvest Bank of Fayetteville, Bud Anderson Heating & Cooling Inc. of Lowell, Main Street Service Center of Harrison and Window Mart of Royal.

Your Brain on Lists (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 5/26/2014 12:00 am

There is something in the human brain that likes to see data organized in lists. In our newsroom, we know that our weekly lists are primarily used for sales leads — that's a service to our audience that we are happy to perform.

I've Got a Tip for You (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/26/2014 12:00 am

Every other year since 2000, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners has issued a big, thick study that it calls, ominously, “Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud.” The eighth Report to the Nations was released this month, and it came to the same conclusion as earlier ones: A typical organization loses 5 percent of revenue each year to fraud.