Energy Archive

Net Metering Had Biggest Year as Solar Surged in 2018

by Kyle Massey 4/1/2019 03:49 pm

Arkansas has its biggest year of solar power installation ever in 2018, and the reason's no mystery to Bill Halter.

Nanomech Chief Confronted With Ouster by Investors

by George Waldon 4/1/2019 12:00 am

The previous CEO of Nanomech in Springdale retired before he could be ousted, investors say.

Technical Training Provides Pipeline in Northwest Arkansas

by Marty Cook 4/1/2019 12:00 am

Even an environment rich in business executives creates tenfold more blue-collar and trade skill jobs. Studies show that only 20 percent of the jobs created or open in northwest Arkansas require four years of college.

UA System's eVersity Goes to Workplaces

by Mark Friedman 4/1/2019 12:00 am

The University of Arkansas System eVersity offers a 5 percent tuition discount to employers who agree to promote the online college to their workers.

Hot Jobs: Solar Ranked as Fastest-Growing Occupation

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/1/2019 12:00 am

Renewable energy and health care top the list of the fastest-growing jobs in the United States in 2016-26, as predicted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Consumer Participation (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 4/1/2019 12:00 am

The problem's not that glass isn't recyclable. It is. The problem is that glass breaks.

Lithium Test Plant Coming to South Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/25/2019 12:00 am

Standard Lithium Inc. has raised $10 million in equity financing for building and testing a pilot plant in Canada, then shipping it in containers to be reassembled at one of three El Dorado bromine production sites.

What We Have Here Is a Failure to Communicate (Richard McKeown Commentary)

by Richard McKeown 3/25/2019 12:00 am

There are basic ground rules to keep in mind and in planning and practicing before a crisis hits, rather than merely hoping it won't.

Roger Jenkins' Pay as Murphy CEO Bubbles Up to $13.4M

by Kyle Massey 3/22/2019 03:38 pm

Murphy Oil Corp. CEO Roger W. Jenkins stayed at No. 2 among the best-paid officers at Arkansas' public companies, earning nearly $13.4 million last year.

Co-Founders of theSkimm, Arkansas Execs Headline Soiree Women's Leadership Symposium

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/22/2019 10:19 am

Little Rock Soirée will host its inaugural Women's Leadership Symposium on May 16 at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Little Rock.

Murphy Oil to Sell Malaysian Assets to Thailand Company for $2B

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2019 07:14 am

Murphy Oil Corp. of El Dorado says that it will sell two of its Malaysian oil assets to PTT Exploration and Production Public Co. Ltd. of Thailand for $2.1 billion.

Today's Power, Farmers Electric Partner in Solar Project

by Kyle Massey 3/20/2019 03:59 pm

Today's Power Inc. of Little Rock adds to its growing string of small utility-scale solar power projects around the state.

Andrew Clyde's Salary Hits $5.94M at Murphy USA

by Kyle Massey 3/19/2019 10:37 am

Murphy USA CEO Andrew Clyde earned total compensation of $5.94 million in 2018, up from $5.78 million the year before.

Waste Management: Keep Glass Off the Curb

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/18/2019 02:59 pm

Glass items will no longer be accepted for curbside residential recycling in Little Rock, North Little Rock and Sherwood, starting April 1.

Entergy Arkansas Plans 100-MW Solar Facility in White County

by Lance Turner 3/18/2019 09:29 am

Entergy Arkansas plans to build a 100-megawatt solar energy facility in White County near Searcy. The project would be the largest utility-owned solar facility in the state and the first to feature a battery for storing solar power.

Trying Again on Revised Overtime Rules (Missy McJunkins Duke Commentary)

by Missy McJunkins Duke 3/18/2019 12:00 am

The statistical reality of the the U.S. Department of Labor's overtime proposal is that Arkansas employees earn lower wages than much of the country, meaning Arkansas employers are more likely than employers in other parts of the country to feel the effects of an increase.

Drilling Industry Waits for Bust to Clear

by Kyle Massey 3/18/2019 12:00 am

Three years after natural gas prices plunged to their lowest point since 1998 — one-sixth the price seen in 2005 — the gas market remains depressed, drilling is dormant, and oil production is flat in the traditional crude belt of south Arkansas.

Springdale Startup Offers Metal Investors Tokens of Appreciation

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/18/2019 12:00 am

Strategic Critical Metals is raising $17 million to acquire mineral rights.

Arkansas Ranks Low in Economic Clout of Women-Owned Businesses

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/18/2019 12:00 am

Arkansas ranks in the bottom 11 states in terms of the “economic clout” of women-owned businesses, according to the 2018 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report commissioned by American Express. (Eleven states were included because of ties.)

Solar Report Finds Strong Growth in Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 3/15/2019 11:37 am

As Arkansas legislators moved to open up Arkansas' solar energy landscape with a new law, a national trade group noted this week that the state had its biggest year of solar installation ever in 2018.