Go Green

By Arkansas Next staff on Tuesday, September 3, 2019

In the world of industrial America (and industrial Arkansas), there’s ample room for sustainable improvements. Daimler Trucks North America, Entergy Arkansas and Tyson Foods are all making revolutionary strides toward sustainability in their fields.

Electric Vehicles

In December 2018, Daimler Trucks North America fulfilled its promise to put an electric commercial truck in customer hands. The first vehicle in its Freightliner Electric Innovation Fleet — a Freightliner eM2 — marks a key milestone in both battery-electric commercial vehicles and sustainable, emission-free mobility. The introduction of the eM2 is a huge first step in Daimler’s initiative to shape the future of transportation.

Solar Energy

Entergy Arkansas is finding new ways to meet energy and sustainability goals with a new solar tariff that allows customers to subscribe to blocks of the Stuttgart Solar generating facility. Under the solar tariff, Entergy Arkansas will make up to half of the output from Stuttgart Solar available for its customers to purchase in blocks, meaning that Entergy customers can buy solar energy for their homes and businesses!

Alternative Protein

Tyson Foods has introduced the company’s first plant-based and blended products in efforts to expand its protein offerings. Tyson’s new Raised & Rooted brand was created to provide tasty plant-based foods inspired by how consumers eat today. This initiative makes Arkansas’ Tyson Foods the largest national meat producer to enter the growing alternative protein segment with its own products.