Tagged: sierra club

Solar Power Rate Debate Draws Crowd to PSC

by Kyle Massey 11/30/2017 1:08 pm

The Arkansas attorney general's office came down squarely on the side of utility companies Thursday morning as the state Public Service Commission heard testimony on whether rooftop solar customers should get less compensation for the excess power they put onto the electrical grid.

Crucial Hearing in Solar Debate Is Thursday

by Kyle Massey 11/29/2017 11:54 am

After nearly a year and a half of debate on the value of rooftop solar power generated at homes and businesses in Arkansas, a day of reckoning is at hand.

PSC to Rule on Utility Rates in Solar Energy Showdown

by Kyle Massey 10/23/2017 12:00 am

A yearlong debate over the value of self-generated electricity in Arkansas is boiling down to a duel in the sun.

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.

Competing Net Metering Proposals Filed With PSC

by Kyle Massey 9/19/2017 11:46 am

Two subgroups of a panel formed to make recommendations on the future of solar energy development in Arkansas have presented competing proposals to the state PSC, which has been studying net metering.

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.

Sierra Club Sues EPA over Haze from Louisiana Coal Plants

by Associated Press 9/23/2015 7:05 am

The Sierra Club is suing the Environmental Protection Agency to force the regulator to make sure Louisiana's coal-powered plants cut down on haze-causing pollution, and thereby clear up the skies above wilderness areas in Louisiana and Arkansas.

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.

Clean Power Means Good Jobs for State (Glen Hooks Commentary)

by Glen Hooks 10/27/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas, true to our tradition, has languished as the rest of the nation moves toward a clean-energy future. While the rest of the country is transitioning away from coal-fired electricity, Arkansas has opened two coal-fired power plants in the past five years to join its three older coal-fired power plants.

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.

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.

Wal-Mart Goes Green

by Mark Friedman 1/1/2008 12:00 am

Wal-Mart is on the path to achieving its environmental goals with its stores, even as critics decry practices they say creates traffic and other environmental problems in the cities those stores are located.