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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.