@everetra - At first glance it appears that the utilities may be at odds with government regulations, as I don’t think that they favor regulations about greenhouse gas emissions. However, I don’t know if this is a deeply held conviction or part of the parlor games that government and industry often play together before reaching for a compromise.
For example, I am seeing a lot of commercials on television by the oil and gas industry which stress how much investments they’re making in renewable energy. I think they understand this is the way things are going and they’ll have to meet government half way.
As for government regulations, I am in favor of them as long as they don’t come down too hard and too fast on private industry.