Energy Archive

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame to Induct 4

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/14/2015 10:56 am

The 2016 inductees are: William T. Dillard II of Dillards Inc.; Dr. George K. Mitchell, former Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield CEO; former Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller; and Patricia P. Upton of Aromatique.

JB Hunt 3Q Profit Up 12 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/14/2015 09:55 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell on Wednesday reported third-quarter net income of $115.1 million, or 99 cents per share. Income is an increase of 12.4 percent from the $102.4 million the company reported for the same quarter of 2014.

Arkansas VW Owners File Lawsuits in State, Federal Courts

by Alexis Hosticka 10/14/2015 08:26 am

Arkansas lawyers filed two lawsuits last month against Volkswagen, the front edge of what's expected to be a wave of legal action against the German automaker over the still-unfolding emissions scandal.

SPP, MISO Reach Transmission Usage Agreement

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/13/2015 11:15 am

Southwest Power Pool announced Tuesday that it had reached a deal with MISO to ensure compensation for use of the SPP system.

UA Research Center Funded by $12M Grant to Focus on Cybersecurity

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2015 10:25 am

University of Arkansas researchers will lead a new national center devoted to cybersecurity for electric power utilities, made possible by a $12.2 million federal grant.

Worse Than A Crime (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/12/2015 12:00 am

Figuring out a way to pass a test that Volkswagen couldn't honestly pass was just the start. The company then created a whole fictitious marketing strategy around its fraudulent emissions tests.

Climate Change Drives Canadian Lumber Buying Spree

by Jan Cottingham 10/12/2015 12:00 am

Milder winters and warmer summers have meant higher survival rates for the mountain pine beetle, which has triggered an epidemic that began in the 1990s which had killed by 2012 946 million cubic yards of pine trees in British Columbia. More than 45 million acres of forest have been affected.

Steve Parks Sentenced to 27 Months for Tax Credit Fraud

by Gwen Moritz 10/7/2015 05:04 pm

Stephen K. Parks of Little Rock was sentenced Wednesday to 27 months in prison and ordered to pay $845,000 in restitution to the IRS.

UALR Offers Sneak Peek at Virtual Reality

by Mark Carter 10/5/2015 09:16 am

Carolina Cruz-Neira, director of the Emerging Analytics Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, promises a show people will remember when her team hosts an open house on Oct. 16-17 to showcase the latest virtual reality technology.

Southwest Power Pool Absorbs Western Integrated System

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/1/2015 04:09 pm

Southwest Power Pool officially has absorbed an integrated transmission system that covers several midwestern and western U.S. states, the regional transmission organization said.

Low Gasoline Prices A Relief for Arkansas Consumers, Industry

by Alexis Hosticka 9/28/2015 12:30 pm

Analysts say gasoline prices are likely to stay at six-year lows through the end of the year, a boost for Arkansans' pocketbooks and the bottom line of the state's trucking and tourism industries.

PSC Approves Entergy Arkansas Solar Plant in Arkansas County

by Lance Turner 9/24/2015 03:37 pm

Entergy Arkansas on Thursday received approval from the state Public Service Commission to build an 81-megawatt photovoltaic solar energy plant in Arkansas County.

State Report: Half of Workplace Fatalities Transportation Related

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/23/2015 08:47 am

About half the workplace fatalities that occur in Arkansas are transportation related, according to a report released this week by the Arkansas Department of Labor.

SAU Board Chairman Buddy Franks Dies

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2015 10:18 am

O.A. "Buddy" Franks Jr., the chairman of the Southern Arkansas University board of trustees, died Monday morning at his home in Magnolia, the university announced Tuesday.

Arkansas Business Presents 2015's 'New Influentials: 20 In Their 20s'

by Gwen Moritz 9/21/2015 12:00 am

This is the seventh 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.

Arkansas Chamber of Commerce Announces New Leadership Class

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/18/2015 11:41 am

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas on Friday announced the 57 new members of its Leadership Arkansas Class X.

Arkansas Governor's Quality Award Winners Announced

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/16/2015 08:00 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson recognized winners at the Governor's Quality Award Program held at the Marriott Hotel in Little Rock. North Arkansas College of Harrison took top honors in receiving the Governor's Award for Performance Excellence.

Twitter Effort Tackles Infrastructure Needs

by Marty Cook 9/14/2015 12:00 am

Shannon Newton's constituents are - obviously as president of the Arkansas Trucking Association - Arkansas trucking executives, who are in favor of raising the federal fuel tax to fund highway upkeep and repair.

Arkansas Municipalities Left to Clean up After Property Owners Leave Mess

by Mark Friedman 9/14/2015 12:00 am

Dealing with property owners who neglect dilapidated commercial buildings is becoming a growing problem for cities, especially when they crumble, Pine Bluff Mayor Debe Hollingsworth said. Other officials in cities and towns in Arkansas agree with her.

UA System Gets $5M From Former Southwestern Energy CEO

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/11/2015 09:46 am

Charles E. Scharlau, former CEO of Southwestern Energy Co., will donate $5 million to create an endowed chair in presidential leadership at the University of Arkansas System.