Energy Archive

The World of Absolutes (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 9/7/2015 12:00 am

Markets — especially those that are adequately regulated and reasonably transparent — are efficient over time. But on a day-to-day basis, the value of each stock or index is just a guess. Sometimes an educated guess. Sometime a hunch. Sometimes just herd behavior.

Increase the Gas Tax Now (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 9/7/2015 12:00 am

Gas taxes are the fairest, simplest way to fund good roads. But revenue from the per-gallon consumption tax is declining because vehicles are using less gas. And consumption will continue to fall as cars and trucks become ever more efficient.

Today's Power to Provide Solar Array for Ozarks Electric Cooperative

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/4/2015 11:30 am

Today's Power Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Inc. of Little Rock, said Friday that it reached an agreement to provide a one-megawatt AC solar array for Ozarks Electric Cooperative of Fayetteville.

Seeco Unit to Pay $950K to Settle Mineral Trespass Claim in Arkansas

by Lance Turner 9/1/2015 04:41 pm

SWN Production (Arkansas) LLC has agreed to pay the federal government $950,000 to resolve claims that the company tapped unleased federally owned minerals in Conway and Van Buren counties over a three-year period.

Harrison's ReBounces Puts Extra Life Into Tennis Balls, Courts

by Mark Carter 8/31/2015 12:00 am

ReBounces, founded in 2008 and one of the first startups affiliated with the Innovate Arkansas program, developed a way to repressurize old tennis balls and give them new life.

ADEQ: Clean Power Plan Final Rule Improvement Over Draft

by Mark Carter 8/24/2015 12:40 pm

Arkansas is in better shape under the federal Clean Power Plan final rule than it was under the plan's draft, Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality Director Becky Keogh said Monday.

Series of LR Apartments Produces $65 Million Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 8/24/2015 12:00 am

A quartet of Little Rock apartments sold for a combined $65 million. Affiliates of Somerset Partners LLC of New York bought the projects from affiliates of Bell Partners Inc. of Greensboro, North Carolina.

Big River Tabs David Stickler as New CEO

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/20/2015 03:41 pm

Stickler is a member of Big River's board of directors and had served as its chief administrative officer. In addition, board member Dan Murray was appointed chairman and Big River Construction Manager Jim Bell was elected to the board.

Big River's John Correnti Found Dead in Chicago

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/19/2015 09:01 am

John Correnti, CEO of Big River Steel, was found dead Tuesday in Chicago. He was 68. A cause of death has not been released. Correnti was leading the $1.3 billion steel mill project being built south of Osceola in Mississippi County.

Don Weaver on Paving Over Potholes in Federal Highway Funding

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/17/2015 12:00 am

Don Weaver graduated in 1981 with a bachelor's in business administration from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. He's the chairman of the board of The Road Information Program and has served on the Associated General Contractors of America national board since 2001. Weaver-Bailey is based in El Paso.

Wind Power Still Benefits Arkansas (Feedback)

by Steve Patterson 8/17/2015 12:00 am

While the state's unlucky timing in launching its bid to become a wind component manufacturing hub hurt the prospects of large component manufacturers like Nordex and Mitsubishi, the growth of the wind power sector nationwide continues to benefit the Arkansas economy.

AECI Subsidiary to Provide Solar Array for Oklahoma Cooperative

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/12/2015 11:45 am

Today's Power Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Inc. of Little Rock, said Wednesday that it has reached an agreement to provide a one-megawatt AC solar array for Tri-County Electric Cooperative of Hooker, Oklahoma.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Board, Commission, Court Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/12/2015 09:18 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced the following appointments.

Arkansas Solar Projects Get Turn in Limelight

by Sean Beherec 8/10/2015 12:00 am

Utilities around the state are turning to solar energy-generation projects as the cost of wrangling the sun's rays becomes more economical.

The Telling Detail (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/10/2015 12:00 am

It's one thing to know that Scott Reed hadn't paid his big bills. One might even imagine that the big bills could get paid once tenant revenue starts flowing. It's another thing entirely to understand that, even as summer turned to fall and winter and then spring, he couldn't come up with a relatively small amount of money in order to turn on the lights — something that has to be done before any tenants can move in and start paying rent.

Entergy: New EPA Rules Will Cost Arkansans $2 Billion

by Alexis Hosticka 8/7/2015 04:15 pm

Entergy Arkansas responded to the EPA's proposed Federal Implementation Plan on Regional Haze, saying the rule would impose more than $2 billion in costs on the utility's customers and co-owners.

Southwestern Energy Lays Off 80 in Fayetteville Shale

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/6/2015 11:42 am

Southwestern Energy Co. of Houston, the largest operator in Arkansas' Fayetteville Shale Play, said Thursday that it has laid off 80 workers there.

UA Launching New Research Center with Federal Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 10:04 am

The Center for Advanced Surface Engineering will partner with Arkansas industries and create new products for use in manufacturing, aerospace and defense, agriculture, forestry, oil and gas, food packaging and health care.

More Condemnation Cases Flow from Diamond Pipeline

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 12:00 am

The condemnation cases tied to the $900 million Diamond Pipeline project continue to pile up.

What $100 Means in Arkansas: A State-by-State Analysis

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 12:00 am

The Tax Foundation, a nonprofit that studies tax policy, last month published a map showing the real value of $100 in each state in the country.


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