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What Energy’s Grand Bargain Means for Utility Earnings

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 8, 2022

Investors and especially the media have a tendency to get carried away when it comes to the potential impact of government-led energy policies.

The renewable energy stock boom that followed President Biden’s late 2020 election largely fizzled before he even took office. And the oil and gas companies supposedly targeted by administration policies have been on a major roll since.

Conversely, “drill baby drill” was the Trump Administration’s mantra. Yet during the four years of his term, the S&P Energy Sector Index lost nearly half its value. Meanwhile, renewable energy developers and deployers blossomed during those same four years, with shares of the leading US wind and solar power producer NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE) gaining more than 158 percent including dividends.

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