We all know where the respective party “establishments” in Washington come down on climate change, clean power, and the pace at which the country should move to renewables as the primary source of energy (if at all). President Obama gave us the Paris Climate Agreement and the Clean Power Plan; the Republic Congress is not happy about either. Earlier this year, the Supreme Court effectively shut down the discussion until judicial review of the Clean Power Plan is complete – est. circa 2017 – so, the industry may now be better served by concentrating on the energy policies of the candidates to be our next president, one of whom will soon be setting policy for the next four years.
Hillary Clinton’s policy is on her website. Donald Trump’s is not. He does have some policies outlined on his website, but those do not include energy or climate change. Which is not to say he has not discussed his policies publicly. In fact, he has been a prolific Twitter user; in 2012, among other tweets, Trump wrote that “[t]he concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make the U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.” When that statement came under criticism by Bernie Sanders (in 2016), Trump insisted it was a joke, but continued to explain that “climate change is just a very, very expensive form of tax. . . and I often joke that this is done for the benefit of China . . . [b]ecause China does not do anything to help climate change. They burn everything you can burn. They couldn’t care less. Their standards are nothing. But, in the meantime, they can undercut us on price. So, it’s very hard on our business.”
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