Tagged: michael skelly

DOE Drops Its Deal With Clean Line; Wind Project Won't Cross Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 3/23/2018 2:31 pm

Two months after planners gave up hopes of crossing Arkansas with a $2.5 billion wind-energy transmission line as doomed, the U.S. Department of Energy hammered a nail in the project's coffin Friday by ending its participation in the Plains & Eastern Clean Line.

Plains & Eastern Clean Line Appears Doomed In Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 1/29/2018 12:00 am

After putting nearly nine years and more than $100 million of investors’ money into a $2.5 billion power transmission project across Oklahoma and Arkansas, the electric dream of Michael Skelly has shorted out.

Clean Line Shelves Arkansas Plans; Delegation Steps Up Attack

by Kyle Massey 1/23/2018 1:53 pm

As Arkansas' congressional delegation stepped up its war Tuesday on a $2.5 billion wind-power transmission project, Clean Line Energy Partners has confirmed that it has shelved plans to string the controversial power line across Arkansas.

Bill Targets Clean Line, Contrasting With Trump's Zeal for Infrastructure

by Kyle Massey 3/7/2017 9:30 am

Arkansas' congressional delegation backs a bill that would halt the $2 billion Clean Line project.

Energy Sector In Arkansas Expects Shift Under Trump, Not Upheaval

by Kyle Massey 1/9/2017 12:00 am

An oil- and coal-friendly Trump administration is taking power in Washington, promising a real shake-up. Still, Arkansas energy observers caution against expecting a huge shift.

Renewable Trend in Energy May Be Beyond Trump’s Grasp

by Kyle Massey 1/9/2017 12:00 am

Donald J. Trump won the presidency after a campaign largely negative to renewable sources like solar and wind power, but forces in favor of cleaner power could prove even bigger than The Donald.

Clinton School of Public Service Announces December Speaker Series

by Lydia McAllister 11/29/2016 4:48 pm

Be sure to make room on your calendar for the Clinton School of Public Service's December Speaker Series ranging from a University of Arkansas Honors College panel on the Trump/Clinton campaigns to a Q&A with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Joby Warrick.

Clean Line, GE to Partner on Transmission Project

by Kyle Massey 11/1/2016 4:56 pm

Clean Line Energy Partners says GE Energy Connections will supply three high-voltage direct-current converter stations for a $2.5 billion project to transmit wind power across Arkansas.

Report: Clean Line Project Could Mean $660M Impact in Arkansas

by Alexis Crowe 11/19/2015 11:26 am

The construction and operation of the Plains & Eastern Clean Line transmission project could equate to more than $660 million for the Arkansas economy, according to researchers from the Center for Business and Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas.

Power Line Opponents Give Renewables Their Keystone Moment

by Nichola Groom, Reuters 10/21/2015 7:27 am

Battles over the placement of power lines are an emerging problem for the U.S. clean energy industry, which casts itself as a friend of the environment but suddenly finds itself vilified by landowners.

French Manufacturer to Open Plant in West Memphis, Employ 70

by Sean Beherec 6/8/2015 1:56 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.

Plains & Eastern Clean Line Gets Regulatory Approval in Tennessee

by Lee Hogan 1/14/2015 12:44 pm

The $2 billion, 720-mile transmission line would deliver wind energy from the Oklahoma panhandle to customers in Tennessee and Arkansas. The project would provide renewable energy to more than one million homes annually.

U.S. Department of Energy Releases Draft EIS on Transmission Line

by Lee Hogan 12/16/2014 11:09 am

The U.S. Department of Energy has released a 3,700-page Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a $2 billion, 720-mile transmission line to pass through Arkansas.

$100M Station in Central Arkansas Proposed Along Planned Wind Highway

by Luke Jones 4/28/2014 12:00 am

A $2 billion, 750-mile transmission line project has been altered so that Arkansans will benefit from the wind energy highway that will be built through the state in coming years.