Winds are shifting in U.S. power generation market

We expect natural gas and renewable energy, particularly solar and wind, to battle for the top spot

Charles Fishman, CFA 11 November, 2019 | 7:02AM

 

 

Charles Fishman: Coal and natural gas have been fighting for the top spot in the U.S. generation market for the last 20 years. In 2016, gas generation topped coal for the first time. Gas is the new king, with 35% market share. Now the battlefield is shifting, and in the next decade we expect natural gas and renewable energy, particularly solar and wind, to slug it out.

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Charles Fishman, CFA  Charles Fishman, CFA, is an equity analyst for Morningstar.