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Construction

List of Solar Leaders Includes Shine, Scenic Hill and Seal Solar

Three Arkansas solar companies are soaking up some recognition from Solar Power World, which listed Scenic Hill, Seal Solar and Shine Solar to its 2020 Top Solar Contractors list. read more >
Katie Laning Niebaum, executive director of the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association, says solar 
customers pay their fair share.
Government & Politics

Niebaum Leaves AAEA, for 2 Good Reasons

Katie Laning Niebaum has left the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association and is set to give birth to identical twin girls any minute. read more >
Entergy Arkansas Inc.'s Little Rock headquarters.
Government & Politics

Utilities, Allies Contest Landmark Net Metering Ruling

Entergy Arkansas has asked for a rehearing of last month’s state regulatory decision to keep compensation at retail levels for power put onto the grid by customers with solar generation systems interconnected to utilities under net metering. read more >
Ken Smith
Energy / Government & Politics

Ken Smith Retiring as AAEA Policy Director

The Arkansas Advanced Energy Association surprised Policy Director Ken Smith with recognition on Tuesday, and he surprised everyone else with the news that he will be retiring. read more >
Steve Patterson
Executive Director, Arkansas Advanced Energy Association
Energy

At 5th Meeting, AAEA Gets Update on Energy Efficiency, Honors Steve Patterson

The Arkansas Advanced Energy Association honored its outgoing executive director, welcomed his successor and heard an update on advances in energy conservation in Arkansas at the trade group's fifth annual meeting and policy conference Tuesday in Little Rock. read more >
Katie Laning Niebaum
Energy / Government & Politics

Arkansas Advanced Energy Association Names Katie Laning Niebaum Director

Katie Laning Niebaum is appointed executive director of the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association and its educational affiliate, the Arkansas Advanced Energy Foundation. read more >
Energy / Government & Politics / Manufacturing

Wind Power Still Benefits Arkansas (Feedback)

While the state’s unlucky timing in launching its bid to become a wind component manufacturing hub hurt the prospects of large component manufacturers like Nordex and Mitsubishi, the growth of the wind power sector nationwide continues to benefit the Arkansas economy. read more >
Business Services / Energy / Government & Politics / Media & Marketing / Small Business

AAEA Hosting Advanced Energy Day at Legislature Tuesday

The Arkansas Advanced Energy Association will host its second Advanced Energy Day at the Legislature on Tuesday. The event is open to the public and will feature advanced energy and technology exhibits in the Capitol Rotunda throughout the day plus a policy luncheon. read more >
Steve Patterson
Executive Director, Arkansas Advanced Energy Association
Business Services / Energy

Advanced Energy Jobs Number 25,000 (Steve Patterson Commentary)

The development of innovative technologies to help meet America’s energy demands has allowed the emergence of an advanced energy sector that now accounts for the employment of more than 25,000 Arkansans, according to a new study released by the Arkansas Advanced Energy Foundation. read more >
Energy

Arkansas Advanced Energy Association Conference Set for Oct. 17 in Little Rock

Three of the region's experts on energy efficiency technology and investment trends will be in Little Rock next week for a one-day Arkansas Advanced Energy Association conference at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Little Rock. read more >
Steve Patterson
Executive Director, Arkansas Advanced Energy Association
Energy

Advanced Energy Means Growth for Arkansas (Steve Patterson Commentary)

Members of the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association say federal and state commitments to energy efficiency, renewable energy, natural gas and alternate fuels are key to an advanced economy. read more >