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Reading The Future: Energy (40 Years of Arkansas Business)

Looking ahead short term, Buddy Hasten sees a big surge in renewable energy interconnections. In the long term, he hopes for a return to nuclear generation. read more >
Banking & Finance / Construction / Energy / Government & Politics / Real Estate

Grant for Arkansas Solar Power Actually Bigger Than Announced

The federal grant for rooftop solar development is $93.6 million, as opposed to the $62 million the EPA originally announced. read more >
Banking & Finance / Construction / Energy / Government & Politics / Nonprofits / Real Estate

$62M Federal Grant Supports Rooftop Solar Market in Arkansas

The grant aims to advance affordable solar energy access for low-income and disadvantaged households. read more >
Energy

Here are the Big Hurdles to the Global Push to Build Up Renewable Energy

The world’s governments have agreed they want to triple renewable energy by 2030, a goal laid out at the U.N. climate summit in December. But right now, the post-pandemic global […] read more >
Construction / Energy

Across the US, Batteries and Green Energies Like Wind and Solar Combine for Major Climate Solution

Batteries allow renewables to replace fossil fuels like oil, gas and coal, while keeping a steady flow of power when sources like wind and solar are not producing. read more >
Washington County's 2.01-megawatt, 5,400 panel solar system on its south campus near Clydesdale Drive in Fayetteville.
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Fayetteville, Others Race for Solar Savings

The city of Fayetteville is looking to save money on its electric bill, and it’s in a hurry to have solar power project plans in place with Entegrity of Little Rock by the end of September. read more >
Energy / Government & Politics / Manufacturing

Solar Power, Crude Oil Production Expected to Rise Through 2025

Global fuel consumption is expected to grow more slowly, along with global liquid fuel production. read more >
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The Year in Clean Energy: Wind, Solar and Batteries Grow Despite Economic Challenges

The IEA projected that more than 440 gigawatts of renewable energy would be added in 2023, more than the entire installed power capacity of Germany and Spain together. read more >
Business Services / Construction / Energy / Public Companies / Real Estate / Technology

Meta and Lego Family Make Deal for Arkansas Sun Power

Meta, one of the nation’s largest corporate users of renewable energy, agreed to buy 330 megawatts of power from the Arkansas project and from two solar fields in Illinois. read more >
Business Services / Energy

4 More Companies Join Scenic Hill’s American Made, Arkansas Built Initiative

Scenic Hill Solar of Little Rock and its CEO, former Arkansas Lt. Gov. Bill Halter, announced that four U.S. based renewable energy manufacturers are participating in a program Halter announced […] read more >
Energy

Major Solar Panel Plant Opens in US Amid Worries About Low-Priced Imports

A South Korean company has begun production at a huge new solar panel factory in Georgia even as industry leaders say surging Asian imports could dampen efforts to make more solar components in the United States. read more >
Construction / Education / Energy

Entegrity to Build Student-Driven Solar Array for LR Public Schools

The solar field will be built and operated by Entegrity on 35 acres in Phillips County, and should cut the 22,000-student school system from $4.5 million to $7 million over the next 25 years. read more >

Crawford Pushes Back on Pattern Energy Solar PlanLock Icon

U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford speaks against a plan by Pattern Energy of San Francisco to build a solar array near Marion and West Memphis on land developed to be commercial. read more >
Energy

SPP Hits Milestone in Clearing Backlog of Interconnection Studies

SPP said the backlog had grown with an “overwhelming interest in building new generation — primarily from developers looking to construct wind and solar farms.” read more >
Energy

OPEC+ Cuts to Put Pressure On Gasoline Prices, EIA Says

Meanwhile, global liquid fuel consumption is predicted to rise between 1% and 2% over 2023 levels. read more >
Energy

Renewable Energy Surges, Driven by Solar Boom and High Fuel Prices, Report Finds

About two-thirds of this year's increase in renewable power capacity will come from photovoltaic, with both large-scale solar farms and consumer rooftop installations seeing significant growth. read more >
Energy / Government & Politics / Manufacturing

House Votes to Restore Solar Panel Tariffs Paused by Biden

The 221-202 vote sends the measure to the Senate, where lawmakers from both parties have expressed similar concerns about what many call unfair competition from China. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Construction / Energy

Producers Rice Mill Installing Solar-Plus-Storage Microgrid

Developers say it's the largest commercial and industrial solar project in Arkansas history, and one of the largest microgrid projects ever in the U.S. read more >
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics / Legal

Bill to Cut Solar Panels’ Return on Investment Clears State Senate

The amended bill will essentially halve the credit that utilities pay to customers — both residential and commercial — who generate their own power. read more >
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics

Tentative Deal Reached in Showdown Over Solar Credit

The agreement includes amendments to persuade a trade group, the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association, to drop its opposition. read more >