Energy Archive

AAEA Searches for New Director, Welcomes Board Members

by Kyle Massey 6/2/2021 08:12 am

The Arkansas Advanced Energy Association and its nonprofit federation is looking for a new executive director, and the industry group has new officers and board members.

Next 'Business Forum' Webcast to Interview Steve Cannon

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/2/2021 06:00 am

Steve Cannon, CEO of AMB Sports and Entertainment, will lead the June 9 webcast in a series presented by Arkansas Business throughout 2021.

Mulberry Firm Goes ‘Green' With Nontoxic Asphalt Sealer

by Jan Cottingham 5/31/2021 12:00 am

Sealtite offers alternative to coal tar-based products, now facing prohibitions.

Schools Go Solar: Sun Lights Path from High School to Jobs

by Kyle Massey 5/31/2021 12:00 am

Johnson Controls of Little Rock and Greenbrier schools are on the cusp of a $13 million project to give the district Arkansas' largest public entity-owned solar plant, new energy efficiency systems and “the cherry on top,” a high school pipeline to solar industry jobs.

Arkansas Dealers Prepare for Electric Vehicle Reality

by Marty Cook 5/31/2021 12:00 am

The future is not quite now for electric vehicles in Arkansas, but it isn't far off.

New Electricity Generation Renewables Dominate in 2021

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/31/2021 12:00 am

Developers and power plant owners plan for 39.7 gigawatts of new electricity generating capacity to start commercial operation this year, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Solar: A Bright Forecast (Heather Nelson Commentary)

by Heather Nelson 5/31/2021 12:00 am

One beacon in last year's gloom was the nation's renewable energy industry. Against all odds, the solar sector experienced extraordinary growth.

Entergy's Kurt Castleberry Notes Big Arrays Bring Lower Burn on Costs

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/31/2021 12:00 am

Kurt Castleberry, the director of resource planning for Entergy Arkansas, describes the utility's solar power initiatives.

Bibby Earns AIA Grade (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/31/2021 12:00 am

Brandon Bibby has received AIA designation from the state of Arkansas and is now a registered architect.

Batteries Surging, But Arkansas Solar Leaders Feel Price Pressures

by Kyle Massey 5/28/2021 11:35 am

More solar customers — seeking independence and self-reliance — are requesting storage batteries for their systems.

Governor Announces More Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Associated Press 5/24/2021 01:27 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson makes more appointments to state boards and commissions.

Boozer Gains Ground at Central Arkansas Water (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/24/2021 12:00 am

Chelsea Boozer has been promoted to community and government affairs manager of Central Arkansas Water in Little Rock.

Mountaire Settles Environmental Suit in Delaware

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/24/2021 12:00 am

Mountaire Corp. last month settled an environmental lawsuit in Delaware for $65 million and agreed to other improvements in its process.

Lithium Project Expands in Arkansas, With Murphy Oil Keeping Watch

by Kyle Massey 5/19/2021 10:29 am

While Standard Lithium expanding its reach for brine in South Arkansas, Murphy Oil Corp. is noting that it also has brine fields near El Dorado, but no active plans to exploit them.

Murphy USA Seeks 3,000 Workers, Will Offer Bonuses

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/19/2021 09:43 am

Murphy USA Inc. of El Dorado aims to fill 3,000 full- and part-time positions at 1,650 stores across the country.

50-Year Old Nuclear Units, Nowhere Near Retirement

by Kyle Massey 5/17/2021 12:00 am

On Friday, Unit 1 of Arkansas Nuclear One will turn 47.

Presenting the 40 Under 40 Class of 2021: Our Annual Look at Promising Young Leaders

by Gwen Moritz 5/17/2021 12:00 am

Normal and routine has never felt as exciting as it does in 2021, which is why it is a pleasure to bring you this 28th class of Arkansas Business 40 Under 40 honorees.

Update: Murphy Family Gives $1M to UAMS Regional Campus in El Dorado

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/14/2021 01:20 pm

The Murphy Family Foundation and the Murphy USA Charitable Foundation pledge $1 million to support creation of a new UAMS regional campus in El Dorado.

U.S. Energy Outlook Sees Fossil Fuels on Rise

by Kyle Massey 5/11/2021 03:38 pm

As energy use surges with a rebounding economy, coal is making a nominal comeback in electricity generation as utilities adjust to costlier natural gas.

With Gas and Oil Prices Up, Murphy Oil Rides a Surge

by Kyle Massey 5/10/2021 10:27 am

Murphy Oil Corp., the petroleum exploration and production titan with a century of history in El Dorado, reports optimistic first-quarter financial results last week in a world of surging oil and gasoline prices.