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10 Nov 2016

Katie Fehrenbacher, Fortune (USA)

USA: Wind & solar power will continue to grow under Trump, but climate policies & new technology will be blocked

"How President Trump Will Affect Clean Energy and the Climate Change Fight," 9 Nov 2016

…Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton…While many groups…are concerned about the win, none should be more worried than those working on the future of clean energy and the fight against climate change. Industries like utility-scale solar and wind, which have been growing dramatically and lowering costs for some time, will likely keep charging ahead under a Trump administration…However, it’s the future energy innovations and still immature sectors that still need government support that will suffer...When it comes to U.S. energy production, Trump…wants to block the Obama’s administration’s controversial Clean Power Plan, which calls for power companies to lower greenhouse gas emissions. That Plan was at the heart of America’s commitment to the Paris agreement…Trump also wants to remove regulations that have previously blocked opening up federal lands and offshore areas for oil and gas exploration and production. He also wants to rescind a moratorium on new coal mining leases on federal land…