by Adam English
Right now, there are two strong, positive themes in energy: solar and natural gas are dominating headlines.
Not only are both steadily capturing a majority of market share, but both are also in line with the priorities of the entire political spectrum.
New natural gas power plants are considerably cheaper than coal, especially with new environmental regulations.
At the same time, the old story of solar being anathema to business and the forces of capitalism are gone. The old concept of having to compromise on price for environmental reasons is dead and buried.