Tagged: arkansas energy office

PSC Chairman Criticizes Plan to Prop Up Coal

by Kyle Massey 10/11/2017 10:10 am

The state’s top utility regulator expressed deep doubts Tuesday about Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s proposed rule to fortify the national electric grid’s “resilience” by providing cost recovery for coal and nuclear power plants.

ASU Partners with Johnson Controls On Energy Initiative

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/25/2016 3:40 pm

Johnson Controls and Arkansas State University have signed a $15 million energy performance contract that will advance the university’s sustainability initiatives.

Springdale Water, Little Rock Beef Up CNG Fleets

by Sean Beherec 7/6/2015 12:00 am

While private companies have reported benefits from using or offering compressed natural gas, several cities and utilities in Arkansas have also turned to the alternative fuel source. Springdale Water Utilities added CNG trucks to its fleet last year, and the city of Little Rock has been purchasing more of the vehicles.

CNG Stations Continue Expansion in Arkansas

by Sean Beherec 7/6/2015 12:00 am

Compressed natural gas stations around the state are seeing gains in fuel sales and demand, despite lower costs this year for traditional fuels.

Little Rock Taking Lead in Switch to CNG (Bruce Moore Commentary)

by Bruce Moore 3/3/2014 12:00 am

This first quarter and in particular the month of March mean new cost savings for the city of Little Rock as it opens its first city-owned and operated compressed natural gas fueling station.

Arkansas Homebuilders Get Their Way on Energy Code

by Mark Friedman 2/10/2014 12:00 am

In the fight between the Arkansas Homebuilders Association and energy auditors over updating the Arkansas Energy Code, the first round went to the homebuilders.

Little Rock CNG Station Will Bring Total To 7 in Arkansas

by Luke Jones 1/6/2014 12:00 am

Early in February, the city of Little Rock is scheduled to open the seventh compressed natural gas station in Arkansas that is available for public use. Arkansas has had public CNG stations for just a few years — a station owned by Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Corp. was opened in 2011.

One Arkansas Company Works to Shake Up Solar Industry

by Luke Jones 3/18/2013 12:00 am

According to the Arkansas Energy Office, the high cost of solar energy arises from two circumstances: complicated installation and low efficiency. Douglas Hutchings created Silicon Solar Solutions to tackle the latter.

Arkansas Energy Office's Track and Save Program Helps Monitor Home Energy Usage

by Karen Martin 2/13/2012 5:45 am

Track and Save is a new program that will allow library patrons the opportunity to check out kilowatt meters from public libraries throughout Arkansas to measure energy use at home. Participating public libraries each have five meters.

Tracking Down $110 Million: The Green Portion of Arkansas' Economic Stimulus Funding

by Mark Friedman 2/22/2010 12:00 am

In total, Arkansas received $110.8 million for energy-related projects from the U.S. Department of Energy, which distributed $36.7 billion of the $787 billion stimulus package authorized by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act for green pur­poses.

Greening Your Fleet: Potential Savings Are Large for Vehicles

by Lauren Trager 3/1/2009 12:00 am

Here's one for you: How can you tell if a vehicle at Little Rock National Airport is green? The answer: You can't.

How Adjusting Your Transportation Plan Can Help the Environment

by Leigh Ann Golden 1/1/2008 12:00 am

From carpools to bikes to public transportation, you’ve got choices when it comes to reaching your destination in an environmentally friendly way. Here's some tips and hints.