Understanding the energy trends that consumers and business owners should monitor in the year ahead
There are a number of recent factors that might impact the energy landscape in 2017, including the U.S. presidential election, regulatory proceedings, and price volatility.
Here are some key nuggets from John’s talk:
On the Election’s Energy Impact
Coal was a central issue in this year’s U.S. presidential election. However, cheap natural gas makes it unlikely that coal will regain a significant share in U.S. power generation. The election may have a more muted impact on the energy sector than some expected.
On Natural Gas and Power Prices
There is likely to be continued volatility in natural gas prices, while power prices might move up slightly this year.
On Energy Choice and Innovation
The promise of deregulation is threefold: better offerings, lower prices, and more innovation. Direct Energy Business has taken a leadership position in the industry with device-level energy monitoring, creative solar power options, energy efficiency, demand response, and more.
For a roundup of 2016’s biggest energy developments, watch this interview with Direct Energy Business president John Schultz.