Trump to Affect Coal-to-Gas Switching in 2017?

Over the past several years, the power generation market has seen a shift away from using coal to primarily using natural gas. This is partly due to energy efficiency and clean air legislation, and partly because a surplus of natural gas has made it a less-expensive energy alternative to coal. As Trump takes his role as the new president of the United States, there have been numerous questions regarding how his influence will affect the energy industry – particularly since one of his running platforms was centered around revitalizing the coal industry. This blog looks at how natural gas and coal have historically competed for the energy market and explores what could potentially happen once Trump has settled in to his new role as president. Read More.