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Arkansas’ only nuclear power plant, Entergy Arkansas’ Nuclear One, is near Russellville on the banks of Lake Dardanelle.
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics / Industry

Navigating Arkansas’ Energy Landscape: Solar Grows, Nuclear Shines

Buddy Hasten sees a lot of sun power in Arkansas’ future, but he also forecasts some dark moments as American utilities continue to turn away from burning coal to create electricity. read more >
Energy / Government & Politics

US Joins Other Nations in Swearing Off Coal Power to Clean the Climate

U.S. Special Envoy John Kerry announced that America was joining the Powering Past Coal Alliance, which means the Biden Administration commits to building no new coal plants and phasing out existing plants. read more >

Forecast Predicts Higher Oil, Decline in Coal

Crude oil prices are expected to aver $78 per barrel in July and rise to around $80 in the fourth quarter of this year. read more >

Shift to Clean Energy Accelerating, but Coal Investments Too High, Report Says

Part of the problem is that demand for energy is outstripping increases in supplies in many parts of the world. Powerful energy industry interests also sway decisions about investments in future capacity, often in favor of fossil fuels. read more >
Energy / Government & Politics

In Major Climate Step, EPA Proposes 1st Limits on Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Power Plants

If finalized, the proposed regulation would mark the first time the federal government has restricted carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. read more >

Natural Gas Use to Rise This Summer, US Predicts

Coal consumption in the electric power sector is expected to decline by 13%. read more >

Electricity Derived From Coal Dips While Other Sources Surge

Meanwhile, natural gas and renewable sources have increased their roles in the energy mix with wind and solar power accounting for the largest share of electricity capacity additions in the country. read more >
Energy / Government & Politics

EPA ‘Neighbor’ Rule Cuts Downwind Pollution by Power Plants

The final rule will save thousands of lives, keep tens of thousands of people out of the hospital, prevent millions of asthma attacks and reduce sick days, according to the agency. read more >

World on ‘Thin Ice’ as UN Climate Report Gives Stark Warning

The United Nations chief called for an end to new fossil fuel exploration and for rich countries to quit coal, oil and gas by 2040. read more >
Mel Coleman, CEO of North Arkansas Electric Cooperative

A Co-op Leader Sees Problems Down Line

High fuel costs, government regulation and shutdowns of fossil-fuel generation plants are strangling the electric cooperatives’ ability to supply affordable and dependable power to 1.2 million cooperative members in Arkansas. read more >

Report: World’s Coal Use Reached New High in 2022

Coal use grew by only 1.2% in 2022, but the increase pushed it to all all-time high of more than 8 billion metric tons, beating the previous record set in 2013. read more >

US Energy Outlook Foresees Falling Fuel Prices

In projections issued Tuesday, the EIA expects overall domestic energy use to rise by 1% in 2024, with global crude oil inventories rising over the next two years. read more >
Buddy Hasten, president and CEO, Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. in Little Rock
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics / Manufacturing

Keeping the Lights On With AECC’s Buddy Hasten

The CEO of the electric co-op is sounding the alarm about accountability and reliability in the regional electricity supply. read more >