The coal industry is facing a challenge far greater and more complex than any one presidential administration. As consumers, investors and as a nation, we are voting with our wallets and our values- shifting a billion-dollar industry as we do so.
The Supreme Court's decision last week to stay President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan may delay implementation of that particular program. But it won't halt the revolution underway in the electric power sector.
As all energy investors know, it has been a terrible year for oil and natural gas companies. Many stocks are down half or more from their 52-week highs. Yet amidst the carnage, one energy group has held up very well - refiners.
Proponents of alternative energy were left scratching their heads last December over a report that the town council from Woodland, N.C., rejected a proposal to rezone a parcel of land to allow a proposed solar farm.