It’s been 4 months since I moved from the petroleum side of PennEnergy.com to the Power side, and it has been an adjustment. Instead of championing the tried-n-true oil & gas industry, I find myself touting the future of renewables. Where once I explained the longevity of mankind’s reliance on petroleum, now I’m digesting as much information as I can pertaining to how we can leave fossil fuels behind. And don’t get me started on how it’s affecting my political leanings.
But the biggest surprise since my switching sides has simply been how much less to cover there is. There simply isn’t as much happening on the power side. For every power plant upgrade, there’s a half dozen drilling asset sales. For each coal mine regulation, there’s 15 offshore discoveries. For every solar panel order, there’s…. not much to complain about.
Solar is actually hitting it out of the park when it comes to press. Every day, there are numerous solar-related news items for maybe 1 or 2 from every other corner of the power sphere. If you judged an industry based on who was making headlines, the power industry is all about solar.
It’s not an accurate representation of the industry. Wind installations are up, power plant upgrades are near constant, and regulators are constantly weighing in on the process of power. The industry constantly hums along like a generator, but some days you’d be hard pressed to notice from the headlines.
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