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Energy / Government & Politics

Utilities Answer State Order Seeking Plans on Federal Funds

Regulators wanted to know whether utilities will take advantage of programs offering millions of dollars in incentives for energy-saving projects and new power transmission connections. Arkansas’ biggest utilities said yes, but with considerable qualifications. read more >
Education / Energy

UA, Advanced Energy Association Partner on Innovation Event

The event, at the Arkansas Research and Technology Park, is an effort to connect advanced energy industry stakeholders with potential research partners and funding opportunities. read more >
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics / Tourism / Transportation

Cold Rings a Bell and Sounds an Alarm

Last year’s gas and grid shortcomings echoed this month: Instruments froze, output plunged, and burn-offs spewed greenhouse gases into the sky. read more >
Jennah Denney of Today’s Power Inc.
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EVs Await Chargers; Retailers Await EVsLock Icon

Before gas-station owners invest hundreds of thousands of dollars in charging stations, they need to know there are enough electric cars to make it pay off. But before car buyers pick an electric vehicle, they want to be sure they’ll find enough places to recharge. read more >
Energy / Government & Politics / Transportation

State Rebates Available for Building Charging Stations

A new state program using nearly $1 million from Volkswagen’s environmental mitigation fund will offer rebates for companies and individuals installing electric vehicle charging stations in Arkansas. read more >
Energy / Government & Politics

Entegrity, State Applaud Prison Efficiency Savings as Part of Hutchinson’s Plan

Entegrity of Little Rock and top state officials are trumpeting big solar energy savings for the state’s prison system, further projects for the Arkansas Department of Corrections and a victory in Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s crusade for streamlining government operations and costs. read more >
The Buffalo National River in north Arkansas.
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics

Governor Announces $2M in Grants for Buffalo River

Arkansas and private groups are putting aside $2 million for conservation and water quality grants within the Buffalo River watershed. read more >
Arkansas PSC Chairman Ted Thomas answers questions concerning the state's path forward in the wake of the EPA's Clean Power Plan final rule.
Energy / Government & Politics / Manufacturing

ADEQ: Clean Power Plan Final Rule Improvement Over Draft

Arkansas is in better shape under the federal Clean Power Plan final rule than it was under the plan's draft, Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality Director Becky Keogh said Monday. read more >
Banking & Finance / Energy / Government & Politics / Investments / Legal

Edmond Waters Named Commissioner of the Arkansas Securities Department

Gov. Asa Hutchinson names Edmond Waters as commissioner of the Arkansas Securities Department. He also appointed leaders for the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs. read more >