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Mar 19

Voter support for clean energy launches public advocacy initiative, Arkansas Energy Now

Arkansas Advanced Energy Association

A recent poll showing that Arkansas voters overwhelmingly support advanced energy and a transition to a low carbon economy has prompted the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association (AAEA) to launch a new public education and advocacy initiative called “Arkansas Energy Now.” Arkansas based, Impact Management Group conducted the poll for the Arkansas Advanced Energy Foundation.

Jan 21

Little Rock to Become the State's 3rd Energy Improvement District

Arkansas Advanced Energy Association

PACE, an innovative financing mechanism that has sparked energy savings and job growth around the country, will soon be available to Little Rock property owners.

Jan 12

The Economic Impact of Advanced Energy in Arkansas: A Survey of Business Activity in 2014

Arkansas Business

The Arkansas Advanced Energy Foundation Jobs Survey found that the total effect of advanced energy spending in the current Arkansas economy is about $2.8 billion in total output and employment of more than 25,000 workers on a full-time basis.

Jan 8

Wind Energy Saved Customers $1 Billion During Polar Vortex of 2014

Clean Technica

Wind energy saved customers $1 billion in two just days last year. Frigid Arctic temperatures spread over the 13 Mid Atlantic and Great Lakes states on January 6 and 7, 2014. There was not enough conventional energy to meet demand.

Jan 8

Rooftop Solar Costs Lower Than Utility Rates in 42 of 50 Largest Cities

Charlotte Business Journal

Customers in 42 of the nation's 50 largest cities — including Charlotte and Raleigh — would save money by installing rooftop solar instead of buying all their power from local utilities, says the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center.

Jan 5

Mississippi EE Programs Making a Difference After First Month

Electric Energy Online

New energy efficiency programs from Mississippi Power aimed at promoting energy savings have been effective for customers looking for smart energy use through education and low-cost energy saving actions.

Dec 8

Scale of Walmart Solar Installs Transforms Industry

Arkansas Business

Wal-Mart's investment in solar energy over the last nine years has paid off not only for the company, but also for its competitors and other businesses, as its scale has helped transform the industry.

Nov 26

With New Infusion of Cash, Picasolar Looks to Scale New Solar Cell

Arkansas Business

Having just received federal SunShot Initiative funding and a $1.2 million round of equity capital, Fayetteville's Picasolar, a business member of AAEA, will spend the next 10 to 12 months scaling its innovative solar cells to meet the industry standard.