Alternative Energy Touted As Essential For Economic Growth

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From our content partner, The City Wire:

Business and policy leaders in the energy industry met Thursday (July 19) at NorthWest Arkansas Community College’s Shewmaker Center for Technology Development to discuss renewable energy solutions across Arkansas and how the budding sector is helping drive economic growth across the state.

According to data provided by the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association and Advanced Energy Economy, global energy consumption is projected to rise nearly 40% by 2030. Due to the rapid expansion of energy needs, companies are adapting by offering alternative energy so


“Our mission is to accelerate learning about sustainability and to expand sustainable practices,” Michele Halsell, Managing Director of the Applied Sustainability Center at the Sam M. Walton College of Business, told The City Wire. “Energy is a big component because it touches both the economy and job creation.”

Read more here about the summit and how a variety of energy leaders think the economic opportunities in Arkansas are numerous.