Tagged: glen hooks

Arkansas Nuclear One Emerges from Regulatory Purgatory

by Marty Cook 11/12/2018 12:00 am

Rich Anderson was comfortably in retirement when Entergy Arkansas came calling, looking for help steering Nuclear One back to good graces.

Amid Clean Air Debate, Entergy To Halt Coal-Burning at Redfield in 2028

by Kyle Massey 8/10/2018 10:58 am

A state agency has finalized new regulations covering emissions standards for power plants in Arkansas, drawing objections from environmentalists who say the rules are weak, and revealing in the details that Entergy Arkansas will cease to burn coal at its plant in Redfield in 2028.

2 Moves Highlight Evolving U.S. Power Sources

by Kyle Massey 2/7/2018 3:56 pm

The parent company of Southwestern Electric Power Co. this week announced a significant turn away from coal, and Entergy Corp. pulled out of a leading nuclear energy trade group.

Fayetteville Aims to Power All City Ops with Renewable Energy

by Kyle Massey 1/3/2018 8:46 am

Fayetteville becomes the first city in the state to commit to using all renewable energy in its municipal operations. The plan also includes a goal of powering every Fayetteville home and business with renewable power by 2050.

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.

Paris Accord Pullout May Have Muted Effect in Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 6/2/2017 11:47 am

President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord drew support and criticism from predictable quarters. But the bottom line for Arkansas businesses may be that the decision changes little here.

Private Solar’s Future in Arkansas Hinges on PSC Review

by Kyle Massey 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Decisions by the Arkansas Public Service Commission could promote solar generation at homes and businesses or even cripple it, advocates say, but the most critical rulings may not come for more than a year.

Arkansas at Crossroads for Individual Solar

by Kyle Massey 9/26/2016 12:00 am

Solar power generated at individual homes and businesses remains relatively rare in Arkansas, but it has been growing.

Leslie Rutledge: Ruling to Block Clean Power Plan Is Good News

by Associated Press 2/10/2016 7:03 am

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge says the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to temporarily block President Barack Obama's plan to cut power plant emissions is good news. Arkansas is one of 27 states suing to halt implementation of the Clean Power Plan.

Leslie Rutledge Engages EPA in Legal Battles

by Mark Friedman 11/2/2015 12:00 am

State Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced last week that Arkansas would join a multistate lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s new rule on ozone, the sixth legal battle she has entered with the federal agency since taking office in January.

Entergy Arkansas Seeks OK for 81-Megawatt Solar Power Plant

by Lance Turner 4/15/2015 11:22 am

Entergy Arkansas said Wednesday that it is seeking approval from the state Public Service Commission to build an 81-megawatt photovoltaic solar energy plant in Arkansas County.

Finding His Voice

by Glen Hooks 1/29/2015 12:00 am

The Youngest Hooks Boy is a bona fide stage rat. Since he has a lot of rehearsals — and is not yet old enough to drive — my role has become largely that of a show tunes-soaked chauffeur. I embrace it.

EPA's Clean Power Plan Fuels Carbon Debate

by Marty Cook 7/7/2014 12:00 am

On June 2, the Environmental Protection Agency announced its Clean Power Plan. Environmentalists and power companies have split opinions on the agency's goals.

Little Rock Calling

by Glen Hooks 2/1/2013 12:00 am

Someone once told me that parenthood is nothing but a series of goodbyes.

What the Governor's Commission on Global Warming Says About Arkansas

by Jason M. Wiest 3/1/2009 12:00 am

Arkansas' greenhouse gas emissions rose 30 percent between 1990 and 2005, according to research conducted for the commission by the non-profit Center for Climate Strategies.

Eco-Hero: Sierra Club's Glen Hooks Leads Fight Against Power Plants

by Mandy Richardson 3/1/2009 12:00 am

Talk about stressful days at the office. As the Sierra Club's Eastern U.S. Coordinator for the National Coal Campaign, Glen Hooks' job regularly pits him against deep-pocketed energy companies with a thirst for coal.