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To me, the biggest concern faced by utilities at this time is global warming and potential carbon capping regulations. Most get most of their energy from coal. They face major needs for capital and new investment depending on what regulations are finally adopted (if any).
To me, this is a time of uncertainty.

Clean coal, natural gas, carbon sequestration, wind, solar, nuclear. Big changes seem to be coming to the industry. Which ones will adapt best?

Yes, those who want income will probably sell their utility stocks if they can get better yield elsewhere. So yes, I would expect utility stocks to at least be limited by rising interest rates. But the ability to increase dividends does tend to moderate that concern. (But some much more than others.)
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