Being in the electric industry, We've been hearing a ton lately.
Electric prices follow the price of gas. Right now there is an abundance of gas and the price is cheap. That is one big factor in closing several of our coal fired plants. The other is EPA changes that cost more than the plant can generate in revinue. It costs more to make the electric than it's worth.
I'm in Nuclear. We are still feeling it. Due to additional regulations and aging plants, the cost to run a Nuke plant has increased about 23% over the last 8 years. (9/11, Fukushima, EPA, etc. have all added significant operating costs to the plant too) There are 4 Nuke plants shutting down because it costs more to make the power than they can sell it for. Not quite the nuclear revolution predicted a few years ago.
I'm all for gas production though. It's clean energy, good jobs for the area, and benifits every land owner. I just got my first check from Range Resources last month, every little bit helps.
Once we get the infastructure in place, the market will settle down. Untill then, it's going to be a rough ride.