Energy Archive

Corporate Citizenship (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/15/2015 12:00 am

The cost of a customer rewards campaign by a Canadian bank giving away flowers and baseball tickets had to have been dwarfed by the enormous goodwill it generated. So how much greater then is the goodwill generated by something like Murphy Oil Corp.'s El Dorado Promise?

15 on Highest-Paid Nonprofit Employees List Earn $1M or More

by Gwen Moritz 6/15/2015 12:00 am

Research for this third annual list of the highest-paid nonprofit employees turned up 15 with total compensation in the seven figures, up from seven on last year's list.

El Dorado Riding High on Murphy ‘Promise'

by Sean Beherec 6/15/2015 12:00 am

Today, more than 1,500 students have benefited from the El Dorado Promise, attending schools across the country, with another 262 students eligible this year. The Promise is also receiving credit for being a catalyst for driving growth in the city and putting the brakes on decreased enrollment in the school district.

Update: Comment Period Extended for Clean Line Project

by Mark Carter 6/12/2015 11:08 am

The Arkansas congressional delegation on Tuesday officially asked the Department of Energy to extend the comment period for the feasibility review of the proposed Plains & Eastern Clean Line Transmission Project that would run across Arkansas.

French Manufacturer to Open Plant in West Memphis, Employ 70

by Sean Beherec 6/8/2015 01:56 pm

A French overhead line insulation technology company will open a manufacturing plant in West Memphis to serve the planned Plains & Eastern Clean Line transmission line project, the companies said on Monday.

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.