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Don’t Expect Oil and Gas to Drill Us Out of Crunch

Energy prices are up, but don’t count on comeback for fossil fuels. read more >
Glen Hooks, the director of the Sierra Club of Arkansas, said he supports the EPA’s efforts to protect the environment.
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Glen Hooks Leaving Sierra Club for Audubon

He'll be working on climate and clean energy campaigns. read more >
Construction

Entergy Shopping for Lots More Solar and Wind Power

Entergy Arkansas, the state’s largest electric utility, is seeking at least 300 megawatts of renewable generation projects to supplement its electrical supply by 2026. read more >
John Ekdahl of AEV Solar of Little Rock with a homeowner and client for a residential array in London (Pope County). Entergy’s Arkansas Nuclear One is visible in the background.
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Will the Sun Set on Solar’s Tax Break?Lock Icon

Solar businesses fear the toll as U.S. tax credits, now 26%, are set to fall to 22% in 2021 and to 10% for commercial projects only in 2022, barring policy shifts. read more >
Entergy’s White Bluff power plant near Redfield faces new EPA regulation. | (Photo by Wil Chandler)

Entergy Settles With Sierra Club, Will Stop Burning Coal by 2030

Entergy Arkansas has agreed in a legal settlement with environmental groups to shut down coal-fired power generation at two sites in the state within 9-12 years, the utility and the Sierra Club said Friday morning. read more >

PSC Sets New Efficiency Targets For Investor-Owned Power Utilities

The Arkansas Public Service Commission has set new energy efficiency goals for the state's electric utilities, ordering a savings target of 1.2 percent of baseline energy sales from 2020 through 2022. read more >
Stephen Meeks
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With Solar Power Ruling Near, Law’s Sponsor Backs Utilities

As regulators weigh arguments on how utility customers should pay for self-generated electricity, the lawmaker who helped initiate the process clarifies which side he's on: the utilities. read more >
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Private Solar’s Future in Arkansas Hinges on PSC Review

Decisions by the Arkansas Public Service Commission could promote solar generation at homes and businesses or even cripple it, advocates say, but the most critical rulings may not come for more than a year. read more >
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Arkansas at Crossroads for Individual Solar

Solar power generated at individual homes and businesses remains relatively rare in Arkansas, but it has been growing. read more >
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Clean Line Meets Resistance from Arkansas Lawmakers

Despite the promise of jobs and clean wind energy for Arkansas, the Clean Line has met resistance in court and from the state’s entire congressional delegation. read more >
Glen Hooks, the director of the Sierra Club of Arkansas, said he supports the EPA’s efforts to protect the environment.
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Court Gives EPA Deadline in Regional Haze Plan

A U.S. District Court judge in Arkansas ruled Tuesday the Environmental Protection Agency has until Aug. 31 to approve a regional haze plan for Arkansas, which the Sierra Club said should have been done years ago. read more >
Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has the EPA square in her sights.
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Leslie Rutledge Engages EPA in Legal Battles

State Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced last week that Arkansas would join a multistate lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s new rule on ozone, the sixth legal battle she has entered with the federal agency since taking office in January. read more >