August 16, 2021 archive

Southwest Arkansas town to get electricity from solar power

  Ground was broken this week on a project designed to use solar power to supply the southwest Arkansas City of Bearden with electricity. Today’s Power Inc. is owned by the state’s electric cooperatives and will build two 200-kilowatt sun arrays to provide the renewable blower to the city of 1,000 reported Arkansas Business. Click …

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$5B electric vehicle factory near Fort Worth being considered

  Fort Worth, Texas is being considered as a possible site for a manufacturing plant by a $5 billion electric vehicle company backed by Amazon and Ford. WFAA TV reports it would match the size of Tesla’s gigafactory under construction near Austin. Click here for WFAA report.    

Energy news in brief

** The American Petroleum Institute is leading a lawsuit filed Monday challenging the Biden administration’s indefinite pause on oil and natural gas leasing in federal lands and waters. API and 11 other oil industry trade groups argue the Interior Department failed to satisfy procedural requirements and ignored congressional mandates for holding lease sales. ** Sierra Club executive …

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Loves opens new tire retread plant in El Reno

  El Reno is the home of a new Love’s Travel Stops tire retread plant and distribution center. The company stated that the 220,000-square-foot facility is double the size of one replaced in Grand Prairie, Texas. It is one of seven such Loves plants across the country and is a sign the Oklahoma City-based company …

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