Energy Archive

Hugh McDonald to Retire From Entergy in 2016; Rick Riley to Take Over

by Lance Turner 6/8/2015 10:25 am

Entergy Corp. of New Orleans said Monday that Hugh McDonald, president and CEO of Entergy Arkansas Inc., will retire in 2016. Rick Riley, vice president of transmission for Entergy Services Inc., will succeed McDonald as CEO.

Central Arkansas Critics Drill Ozark Gas Over Pipeline Abandonment

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/8/2015 12:00 am

A recent Federal Energy Regulatory Commission order revealed a new wrinkle of discontent about a pipeline project in the state.

How to Listen (It's Not Easy) (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Listening is hard. Like most things that we all do, there are levels of mastery that are only available to those who practice and train. Here then is a quick overview and some suggestions about how to become a better listener.

Staffing Agencies Struggle to Fill Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Bullhorn, a Boston company that provides software for the staffing and recruiting industries, in February released “The 2015 North American Staffing and Recruiting Trends Report.”

7 Arkansas Companies on Fortune 500 List

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/5/2015 10:12 am

Seven firms based in Arkansas find themselves on the lastest list of Fortune 500 companies. Wal-Mart of Bentonville once again tops the list.

McCarthy to Build 12-Megawatt Solar Field at Highland Industrial Park

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/2/2015 02:22 pm

Silicon Ranch Corp. of Nashville, Tennessee, said Tuesday that it has hired McCarthy Building Companies Inc. of Phoenix, Arizona, to build its 12-megawatt solar field in East Camden.

Arvest Survey: More Arkansans Expect 'Good Times' for Businesses

by Alexis Hosticka 6/2/2015 10:22 am

Arkansans were more optimistic in March than six months prior regarding personal finances, and many expect "good times" for businesses over the next five years, according to the latest Arvest Consumer Sentiment Survey.

MISO Transfers Operations to Little Rock Facility

by Sean Beherec 6/1/2015 10:58 am

The Midcontinent Independent Transmission System Operator shifted operations at midnight Monday.

Dover Startup Raises $2.35 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/1/2015 12:00 am

The company, which was incorporated this year, lists itself in the environmental services industry, and it still had $500,000 left to be sold in its offering of $2.85 million.

Climate Risks (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/1/2015 12:00 am

There are indications of a climate changing because of human actions that speak to those with an evidence-based mindset, indications meaningful because they affect people's livelihoods and careers. And when livelihoods are on the line, people tend to drop partisanship in favor of reality.

Jigsaw Economics (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 6/1/2015 12:00 am

It's a puzzlement. Over the past 12 months, most economists around the country have predicted major growth in consumer spending because of the decline in gasoline prices. It seemed logical to us. In fact, we have commented in this space on such things as the “gas price dividend” and on research showing where consumers have spent their increased discretionary income because of lower costs at the pump.

Presenting the 18 Most Expensive Home Sales in Northwest Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 6/1/2015 12:00 am

A list of seven-digit home sales in the northwest corner of the state, Benton and Washington counties.

14 Most Expensive Home Sales of 2014 in Pulaski County

by Mark Friedman 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Seven-figure home sales in Pulaski County remained flat in 2014. During the year, 14 homes sold for $1 million or more, the same figure as in 2013. But 2015 could see more $1 million homes sold.

Woodruff Electric Appoints Michael Swan CEO

by Alexis Hosticka 5/28/2015 02:51 pm

Woodruff Electric Cooperative Corporation appointed Michael Swan as president and CEO.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Rises to 5.7 Percent in April

by Alexis Hosticka 5/27/2015 08:43 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate ticked up one-tenth of percentage point from March, coming in at 5.7 percent in April, according to a report Wednesday by the state Department of Workforce Servics.

Landowner Disputes Diamond Pipeline's Claim of Eminent Domain

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/25/2015 12:00 am

A Conway County landowner filed a challenge to the proposed Diamond Pipeline project, arguing the company behind the project should not have the power of eminent domain.

First Electric's Don Crabbe on Measuring Energy Conservation by the Meter

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/25/2015 12:00 am

Don Crabbe leads First Electric Cooperative Corp., which was created in 1937 and now serves more than 91,000 members.

Architect Bunny Brown Elected President of Jackson Brown Palculict

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/25/2015 12:00 am

In his promotion to president, H.F. “Bunny” Brown IV succeeds Brooks Jackson, who will remain with Jackson Brown Palculict as chairman emeritus.

Vacancy Rate Declines in Central Arkansas Office Space

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/25/2015 12:00 am

The vacancy rate for office space in central Arkansas continued its decline in the first quarter of 2015, falling to 8.4 percent compared with 8.8 percent in fourth-quarter 2014 and 11.1 percent in the year-earlier quarter, first-quarter 2014, according to the Central Arkansas Commercial Data Exchange.

Big Companies, Big Revenue: 75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas Bring In $32.8B

by Gwen Moritz 5/25/2015 12:00 am

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $32.8 billion in their most recent fiscal years, up nearly 7 percent in a year.

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