We are in the midst of an inevitable transition to a new energy system that will look fundamentally different from the one we have today. In the video below, Motley Fool contributor Sara Murphy offers her take on whether the beneficiaries of this shift will be the big, familiar energy giants we all know or small innovators that arrive on the scene to shake things up.

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