Arkansas businesses want to help our state take the lead in the advanced energy sector, and the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association has a plan for doing just that.

Arkansas has more than 100 businesses with advanced energy operations employing more than 10,000 people. They include my company, FutureFuel Chemical Co.; wind turbine manufacturers Nordex USA in Jonesboro and LM WindPower in Little Rock; NexGen Illumination, maker of efficient LED lighting for poultry houses; and Clean Line Energy, which is investing $600 million in Arkansas to transmit wind energy from Oklahoma to the Tennessee Valley Authority.

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